Nicole Lentini


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  • Biography

    Nicole Lentini is a Partner in the Seattle office of GRSM and a member of the Construction and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

    Nicole represents commercial construction industry clients as outside civil litigation counsel. Her practice focuses on assisting general contractors in all phases of project administration and delivery in the commercial contracting arena. She has extensive experience with contract interpretation disputes, delay and impact claims, contract terminations, construction defects, mechanics’ liens, bond claims, and injunctions.

    She has also interpreted insurance policies and offered opinions on coverage and the insurance companies’ duty to defend and duty to indemnify. Her practice includes both trial and appellate work at both the state and federal level.

    Nicole served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Pamela L. North, Circuit Court of Maryland for Anne Arundel County. She was a founding member of the Maryland State Bar Association’s Construction Law Section and served as the Construction Law Section Chair. She was also selected by the ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry as the 2013-2014 Scholar and 2014-2017 Fellow.


    • District of Columbia
    • Maryland
    • Virginia
    • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
    • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
    • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
    • U.S. Supreme Court


    • American Bar Association
      • Division 2, Contract Documents, Steering Committee, 2016-Present
      • Technology Committee Member, 2016-2019
      • Program Coordinator for Plenary 3, 2016 Fall Meeting
      • Program Coordinator for Plenary 1, 2015 Annual Meeting
      • Forum on the Construction Industry, 2014-2017 Fellow
      • Forum on the Construction Industry, Litigation Section, 2013 Scholar
    • Bar Association of Baltimore City
    • District of Columbia Bar
    • Maryland State Bar Association
      • Construction Law Section, Chair 2014
      • Judicial Nominating Committee, 2016-Present
      • Construction Law Section, Chair Elect 2013
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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Author, Construction Insurance, Maryland Construction Law Deskbook, 2nd Edition, 2017
    • Editor, Crisis Management Plans, ABA Forum on Construction Law 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015
    • Are Attorneys’ Fees a Recoverable Cost of Contract Administration?, IADC Newsletter: Construction Law and Litigation, April 2014


    • Engineering Malpractice Claims, Construction Workshop, HalfMoon Education, April 2017
    • Reviewing Contract Documents, Construction Contract Workshop, HalfMoon Education, May 2016
  • Education


    J.D., cum laude, Washington College of Law, American University, 2005

    B.A., B.S., Rutgers University, 2000


    Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Insurance Law (2023-2024)

    Super Lawyers® distinction in Construction Litigation (2020-2021)

    Leading Women, Daily Record (2016)

    Super Lawyers® Rising Stars distinction in Construction Litigation (2011-2018)