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About me

My practice is primarily devoted to litigation in the areas of construction, product liability, and real estate.  Typically, I will assist contractors in resolving their disputes, and avoiding them by having the right documents in place and responding appropriately as issues arise on projects. I also help companies that manufacture construction-related products.  For individuals, I can help resolve disputes with contractors or that involve the sale of property.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Construction: 25%
  3. Contracts: 25%
  4. Real Estate: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Brouse McDowell, Lpa

600 Superior Ave. East
Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH, 44114


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ohio Super Lawyer 2014Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Ohio Super Lawyer 2013Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Ohio Super Lawyers 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBrouse McDowell, Lpa2014 - Present
PartnerFrantz Ward LLP2009 - 2014
AssociateFrantz Ward LLP2003 - 2008
AssociateRankin, Sproat, Mires, Reynolds & Beatty2002 - 2003
AssociateStein, Smith, Rudser & Cohen1997 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
EFB Construction, Inc. v. Hannum Crossing Dev. Co., Ltd.Reversed and remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
Builders Exchange MagazineTackling Gas and Oil Projects in Ohio2012
Builders Exchange MagazineLien Law Traps: What You Should Know2010
Builders Exchange MagazineFamily Feud: Updated AIA Contract Documents and ConsensusDocs Battle for Market Share2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
Denison UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Lien LawPublic Project Liens2012
Construction Lien Law in OhioPublic Project Liens2011