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Patrick R. Kingsley, Arbitrator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Patrick R. Kingsley

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
2005 Market Street
Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (215) 564-8029
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Recognized to Pennsylvania Chapter for Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced1991
  • # of MEDS (as of 24/6/24)15
  • # of ARBS (as of 24/6/24)25
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Patrick Kingsley is an experienced ADR practitioner with over 29 years as a litigator focusing on construction litigation.  Mr. Kingsley has served on the Construction Panel for the American Arbitration Association for the last eleven years.  He has served on the Panel of Distriguished Nuetrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) since 2019.  He has presided over a variety of construction disputes, both as a sole arbitrator and on panels.  He has served as the chair on large construction disputes.  As an advocate, Mr. Kingsley has represented contractors, owners, design professionals, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, vendors and, most frequently, sureties.  Surety representation typically involves analyzing and resolving competing interests of owners, general contractors, design professionals, suppliers and subcontractors.  For that reason, Mr. Kingsley is comfortable in the middle of those competing interests, evaluating and adjudicating them.  Mr. Kingsley chairs his firm’s construction practice group and ADR practice group.  Mr. Kingsley has been involved in disputes involving delay claims, differing site conditions, change order disputes, bid disputes, poor workmanship claims, defective material claims, design errors, lose productivity claims, survey errors, toxic exposure claims, warranty claims, latent defects, performance bond claims, payment bond claims and indemnity claims.  Mr. Kingsley has been involved in disputes involving roads, bridges, stadiums, high rise constructions, prisons, sewer systems, waste water treatment facilities, spray irrigation facilities, schools, shopping centers, airports, residential subdivisions and residential housing.  Mr. Kingsley frequently serves as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ instructing students in trial tactics.



Case Experience

  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Insurance
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Securities


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (1991) J.D., magna cum laude, 
  • University of Pittsburgh (1988) B.A., magna cum laude
  • ADR specific training includes: 
  • 40.0 Essential Mediation Skills for the New Mediator, AAA, May 9-13, 2016, 40 hours
    Avoiding Ten Common Missteps Arbitrators Make, AAA, October 8, 2015, 1 hour
    Managing the Costs of Exchanging Electronically Stored Information in Construction Arbitration, AAA, October 8, 2015, 1 hour
    Challenges at the Preliminary Hearing, AAA, October 30, 2013, 2.5 hours 
    Chairing an Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, AAA, August 14, 2012, 2.5 hours 
    Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards, AAA, February 1, 2011, 2.5 hours 
    Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices, AAA, November 19, 2010, 12.5 hours
    Philadelphia County Compulsory Arbitration Training, PBI/PBA, October 31, 2003, 4 hours 


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Defense Research Institute, Fidelity & Surety Committee
  • National Bond Claims Association
  • Philadelphia Surety Claims Association
  • Surety Claims Institute

Rates Information

$390 per hour.  No charge for travel time.  

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