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Biography

Steve represents participants in the construction industry with disputes in mediation, arbitration and litigation relating to disruption and interference claims, construction defects, wrongful terminations from state and federal contracts, bid disputes and lien foreclosures. He also provides counseling to industry clients by providing a variety of services, including risk management advice and contract drafting.

In addition to his construction practice, he regularly represents clients from various industries in federal government contract matters. These include advising clients on issues related to regulatory compliance issues, small business program matters (8(a), SDVOSB, VOSB, HUBZONE and WOSB), size and status protests, bid protests and disputes. He has appeared in the ASBCA, GAO, and SBA OHA.

Practicing since 1995, he is admitted in Ohio and West Virginia and is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Industry, the ABA Public Contract Law Section, the ABA’s Construction Litigation Committee, AGC of Ohio, the OSBA and the Columbus Bar Association’s Construction Committee. He is also active in the Central Ohio Builders Exchange, where he chaired the Law Group and was a member of the Builder’s Exchange Rising Leader class of 2008.

Steve's Relevant Experience

Other Info About Steve

Education

Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Undergraduate School

Miami University, A.B., 1992

Bar Memberships

Steve is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

West Virginia, 1995

Ohio, 1998

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

The Best Lawyers in America©, Construction Law, 2014-2022

Ohio Rising Stars®, Construction Law, 2006-2008

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, Assistant Editor for online edition of Under Construction newsletter

American Bar Association Litigation Section, Construction Litigation Committee; Ohio case law editor for Construct!

Ohio State Bar Association, Construction and Government Contracts Committee

Columbus Bar Association, Construction Law Committee

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, Chair, Law Group; Education Task Force

Associated General Contractors of Ohio, Legislation Committee

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