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DON GREGORY

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DON GREGORY

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Don has been actively involved as a third party neutral in ADR procedures on complex construction projects, including mediation and arbitration. He is a neutral for Construction Dispute Resolution Services, the National Arbitration Forum and a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He has trained arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and is on the Advisory Panel for both the National Arbitration Forum and the American Arbitration Association. He currently serves as an arbitrator on the “Blue Ribbon Panel” of the AAA for Complex Construction Disputes.

Career Highlights

Recognized in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for expertise in construction law.

Chosen by his peers as one of Columbus’ Top Lawyers in Business First’s the Verdict.

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®.

Recognized as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” (Construction) by Chambers USA.

Recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer® by Law & Politics magazine.

Drafted Ohio’s first Prompt Payment Act, which became a model for other states.

Project counsel on Ohio’s largest arena, stadium and construction projects.

Summitted mountains in North and South America, including Chimborazo, Cirque of the Towers, Devil’s Tower, Gannett Peak, Grand Teton and Rainier.

Professional Memberships and
Trade Association Involvement


• American Bar Association, Construction Forum, member
• American Subcontractors Association, general counsel
• Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association, general counsel
• Columbus Bar Association, member
• National Ground Water Association, general counsel

Publications and Presentations

“Debunking the Top Ten Myths about Payment,” Contractor’s Compass, Winter 2007.

“Retainage Reform,” American Bar Association Construction Forum, San Francisco, California, presented April 18, 2002.

“Contract Clauses,” Ceilings & Interior Systems Association, Tampa, Florida, presented April 21, 2001.

“Risk Transfer,” American Subcontractors Association, Chicago, Illinois, presented March 13, 2001.

“Issues in Construction Law,” Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College, Columbus, Ohio, presented February 22, 2001.

“Contract Clauses That Can Kill You,” Association of the Wall & Ceilings Industries International, Las Vegas, Nevada, presented May 1, 2000.

“Covering the Design Waterfront,” American Bar Association Construction Forum, San Francisco, California, presented January 27, 2000.

“Why Owners Should Care About Subcontracts,” Engineering News-Record, November, 1998.

Bar Admissions

• Ohio
• Wyoming

Education

Juris Doctorate (1982)
The Ohio State University College of Law

Bachelor of Arts, History (1979)
Miami University
Cum laude: Phi Beta Kappa honor society

Industry Awards

President’s Award, American Subcontractors Association (1999).

President’s Award, American Subcontractors Association – Central Ohio Chapter (1991, 1995, 1999).

Excellence in Government Relations, American Subcontractors Association (1995).

Excellence in Government Relations, American Subcontractors Association (1999).