Wendy Bennett

Attorney at Law

Wendy is a hybrid architect-litigator with more than twenty-two years experience in the fields of architecture, construction management and construction litigation. She primarily focuses her practice on construction and commercial matters. Representing contractors and subcontractors, design professionals and owners, she litigates private and public projects ranging from residential developments to multi-million dollar commercial and institutional projects. Wendy is often involved at the start of a project during contract negotiations, as well as during the course of construction projects, proactively addressing issues to avoid costly litigation at project completion. She has equal experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation and in alternative dispute resolution.

Wendy helps Horn Williamson clients break down their complex legal problems into smaller, manageable, component parts. Clients appreciate her ability to explain complex legal issues in understandable terms using realistic or real-life examples and analogies. Wendy’s clients rely upon her to “tell it like it is,” setting realistic goals and outcome expectations. Wendy is often lauded by opposing counsel for cutting through confrontational or procedural posturing to keep litigation moving towards resolution, not roadblocks.

Some of Wendy’s recent successes include:

  • Circumventing a six-figure jury award by arguing that “soil” or “dirt” was a commercial good for purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code in New Jersey, thereby time-barring the plaintiff’s claim, and precluding the plaintiff subcontractor’s lawsuit against the general contractor client.
  • Settling complex condominium association lien action that avoided long protracted litigation, and resulted in full payment to the general contractor client.

Prior to her legal career, Wendy worked in the fields of architecture and construction management in both the private and public sector. As an Architect and Project Manager for the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Wendy managed a variety of construction projects for the Design and Construction Department including multi-million-dollar public works and streetscape improvement projects. During that time, she assisted with eminent domain takings and managed a portfolio of properties undergoing redevelopment in Philadelphia. Wendy is a member of The Jefferson Society, a new organization for professionals who hold licenses to practice as both architects and attorneys.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education

University of Virginia, B.S. in Architecture

University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture

Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Architectural Registration

Pennsylvania