Theodore A. Adler

Ted Adler, a founding partner of Reager & Adler, is well-known as a civil trial lawyer, specializing in construction litigation, representing contractors and owners. At Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, he will continue handling construction claims and litigation before judges, juries, arbitration panels and mediators. Ted handles delay and disruption, differing site condition and change order claims.

His government contracts experience includes representing both prime and subcontractors in bid disputes, contract negotiations and claims involving federal, state and local governments and school districts. Types of projects include airports, convention centers, office buildings, wastewater treatment plants, industrial buildings, prisons, schools and hospitals and residential construction.

A significant part of Ted’s practice also involves alternative dispute resolution of construction claims either as arbitrator or mediator.

You may reach Ted at or 717-234-2401 ext. 106.


  • Pennsylvania State University, BA
  • Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, JD
  • Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2005-2023)
  • Charter Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-editor, Annotations to Model Procurement Code For State and Local Governments, American Bar Association, 1994, 1996
  • Co-author, Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d, Municipal and Local Law, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, 1995
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, 1990-1996
  • “Current Issues in Public Contracting”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1987
  • “Revolution and Evolution in Public Contracting”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1997
  • Speaker, Third Annual Administrative Law Symposium, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1998
  • “Construction Law: What Do You Do When…?,” National Business Institute
  • “Construction Claims Against the Commonwealth,” Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel (OGC) University, 2009
  • “Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services, 2006
  • “AIA Standard Form Construction Contracts,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • “Construction Lien Law in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • “Public Contract Code and Competitive Public Bidding in Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2004
  • Public Contracting in Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2002
  • “Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Pennsylvania,” Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • “Mechanics Liens in Pennsylvania,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012
  • “Public Contracting with the Commonwealth,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2014
  • “The Disappointed Bidder-Protesting an Award of a Contract by a Local Governmental Agency,” Pa. Bar Quarterly, October, 2014
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