also known as Russell O'Rourke
I have been involved in construction all of my life, so as a lawyer it was a natural fit. The Builders Exchange was the first step in being able to work to help subcontractors and suppliers level the playing field. The American Subcontractors Association was the next step. While the Builders Exchange is vital for all members of the construction industry at evey level, the ASA is vital for all subcontractors and suppliers because there we work to help subcontractors find better jobs with the best contractors, to negotiate contracts that are fair and to treat their businesses as professinal businesses.
We also work as the only advocate who works ONLY for subcontractors and suppliers, in the Courts, and Federal and state legislatures and with the other members of the construction industry, with AGC, ConsensusDOCS, AIA and other trade associations.
As the Chair of the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund (SLDF) I work directly on Court of Appeals Cases which are important to Subcontractors, either to keep good existing laws or change bad laws. The SLDF provides free Amicus briefs across the country, whereever we find cases where we can make a meaningful impact.
I personally have been lucky enough to have been selected to write amicus briefs on 5 important cases, from Ohio Mechanic's Liens, to Delay Claims, Change Orders, Flow Down Clauses and Pay-if-Paid Contract Clauses.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|President of the Year||American Subcontractors Association||2009|
|Innovator of the Year||American Subcontractors Association||2009|
|President's Award||American Subcontractors Association||2002|
|Partner||Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis||2013 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Cleveland Marshall College Of Law||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||O'Rourke & Associates Co., LPA||1989 - Present|
|Attorney||Chattman Garfield Friedlander & Paul||1987 - 1989|
|Attorney||Hahn, Loeser & Parks, LLP||1986 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Subcontractors Association of Ohio, Legislative Committee||Chair||2011 - Present|
|Builders Exchange||President||2010 - Present|
|American Subcontractors Association - National||Board Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Real Estate Litigation Committee, Mechanic's Lien Subcommittee||Chair||2009 - Present|
|ASA - Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund||Chair||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Construction Law Forum||Member||1988 - Present|
|American Subcontractors Association of Ohio||President||2010 - 2011|
|American Subcontractors Association of Ohio||President||2007 - 2017|
|ASA National Attorneys Council||Chair||2007 - 2008|
|American Subcontractors Association - National||Board Member||2000 - 2016|
|Acoustic Ceiling & Partition v. Continental Building Systems||Case was settled prior to a Court of Appeals decision|
|J&H Reinforcing & Structural Erectors, Inc., v. OSFC||Pending in the Franklin County Court of Appeals|
|KeyBank, NA v. Columbus Campus, LLC,||Pending in the Franklin County Court of Appeals|
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|Ohio Mechanic's & Materialmens' Liens 3d Ed.||Legal Treatise||2002|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1984|
|Killer Contract Clause Webinar Series||Using Ohio's Fairness in Construction Contracting Act to Your Advantage||2013|
|Champions Academy||Advocating for a Better Mechanic's Lien Law||2009|