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Richard Kalinowski

  • New York, NY
    801 Second Avenue
    New York, NY 10017


Richard Kalinowski represents design professionals, contractors, real estate owners and real estate developers in complex litigation.  Mr. Kalinowski applies the expertise he developed while obtaining undergraduate degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering to his legal work. Prior to joining Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, Mr. Kalinowski was a legal intern for the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey’s Litigation Department, where he worked on a number of matters including complex construction disputes.

Before attending law school, Mr. Kalinowski worked as an engineering consultant focusing on roadway, bridge and infrastructure design and construction. His work included designing and drafting construction plans and specifications for numerous infrastructure projects in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kalinowski is an active member of the American Bar Association, Construction Litigation Committee. 

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    NEW YORK (September 7, 2017) – Zetlin & De Chiara LLP, a leading national construction law firm, is pleased to welcome Deena M. Crimaldi and Richard J. Kalinowski to the firm’s New York office.  

    “We are very fortunate that Deena and Richard have joined the Zetlin & De Chiara team and we are looking forward to the new dimensions they will add to our practice,” said Michael Vardaro, Managing Partner.    “Deena is an experienced construction litigator who has handled all aspects of the litigation process. Richard studied engineering in college and then worked at WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff before becoming an attorney.”



Seton Hall University School of Law, cum laude

Drexel University, BS, Architectural Engineering

Drexel University, BS, Civil Engineering


  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
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