Robert Pitkin


Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC
2600 Grand Blvd, Suite 1100
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States

Tel: 816.595.7727


Rob Pitkin is an attorney with Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC in Kansas City, MO. He practices in the areas of construction, business & commercial litigation, and lender liability.

Mr. Pitkin works on contract disputes between owners and general contractors, or between general contractors and subcontractors. This often involves mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bond claims, and insurance issues, as well as third-party claims involving architects, engineers and other design professionals. He has also handled delay, acceleration and compaction claims, including claims on federal projects before the US Board of Contract Appeals.

Mr. Pitkin helps businesses and individuals either avoid litigation, or deal with lawsuits that are filed. Most of his work involves the construction and real estate fields, however he also handles cases in other areas of law.

He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas. Mr. Pitkin is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; the Construction Law Committee of The Missouri Bar; and the Construction Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. He has also been a long-time member of Associated Builders and Contractors, the Design Build Institute of America and the local CCIM chapter.

He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Construction Litigation since 2010 and by Super Lawyers since 2005.

Mr. Pitkin earned his B.A. degree from Wheaton College and his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Successful construction projects are the result of a team effort. Successful legal representation also relies on a team approach. At Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC, we partner with you and your team to seek the best possible results as efficiently and as promptly as possible.

Our construction practice group serves the needs of companies throughout the construction process. We assist contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, architects, engineers and insurers on private and public, commercial, industrial and heavy construction projects. We can assist in all facets of a construction project, including MBE/WBE/DBE certification and renewals; contract formation, drafting, negotiation and analysis; issues involving bidding such as responsiveness, mistakes in bids and bid protests; claim avoidance; claim preparation and prosecution; insurance and surety issues; and defense of claims asserted by others. Whether your issue is simple or complex, we can help.

We bring experience and positive results in analyzing and resolving issues that arise during the course of the bidding and building processes, such as schedule or delay issues (caused by weather or other events); changed conditions or differing site conditions; extra work; “pay when paid”/”pay if paid” issues; prompt payment laws and regulations; asserting and defending mechanic’s liens; payment or performance bond claims; indemnity claims; maintenance and warranty issues; and suspensions/defaults/terminations.

Horn Aylward & Bandy, LLC was founded in 1999 by Big Law alumni and specializes in civil trial work. The attorneys at HAB primarily practice in the areas of medical liability (including the defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals and nursing homes), products liability, trucking industry litigation, construction law, business litigation and class actions.

The firm mainly handles cases in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Kansas and tries cases in both states. In addition to trial work, the firm represents its clients in appellate proceedings and appears in the courts of appeals of Missouri and Kansas, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal. Modern day trial practice also includes participation in alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and HAB’s attorneys have extensive experience in mediation and arbitration procedures.

Client satisfaction is the paramount goal of any law firm and HAB is no exception. The firm strives to accomplish the most favorable resolution of its clients’ legal disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective fashion. Case staffing, legal fees and expenses are a matter of mutual agreement between the client and the firm, and the firm welcomes a client’s suggestions concerning the most economical method of managing a case through the litigation process.