Jason P. Conte


Jason focuses his practice on general litigation, construction litigation, contract negotiations, commercial litigation, catastrophic loss tort litigation, probate litigation, intellectual property, and class action litigation. He represents owners, contractors, architects, and engineering firms in breach of contract and defective construction claims, as well as in contract negotiations. Jason represents numerous banks in many diverse matters including commercial and UCC related litigation and probate litigation. He also serves numerous corporations and businesses in various contractual negotiations and disputes with competitors, suppliers, and business partners. He has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defending companies in personal injury/wrongful death tort litigation. He has represented trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in probate litigation. In his many years of experience, he has developed a diverse practice that serves businesses, universities, banks, and individuals, in litigation and business affairs. Additionally, Jason leads Ulmer’s Catastrophic Loss Practice Group.

Education & Admissions


  • University of Notre Dame

    (B.A., magna cum laude, 1996)

  • Vanderbilt University Law School

    (J.D., 1999)


  • State of Ohio
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio



  • Represented large multinational corporation in contract negotiation with construction manager for the construction of a multimillion dollar addition to facility.
  • Represented plaintiffs and defendants in numerous personal injury and wrongful death claims, including industrial accidents.
  • Represented large public university in complex construction defect claims.
  • Represented national window supplier in warranty and defect claims.
  • Assisted multinational corporation in developing a program compliant with franchise laws of all 50 states.
  • Represented several banks in UCC related and fraud litigation.
  • Represented software developer in contract negotiations and intellectual property matters.
  • Represented numerous corporations and banks in various contractual negotiations and disputes with competitors, suppliers, and business partners.
  • Represented builders, owners, architects, engineers, and contractors in contract negotiations and breach of contract claims, elay claims, and defective construction claims.
  • Represented trustees, executors, banks, and beneficiaries in various probate disputes.
  • Represented homeowners in lawsuits against contractors and manufacturers to remediate mold problems in their homes.

Publications & Presentations


  • “Understanding Integrated Project Delivery,” Commercial Construction & Renovation (May/June 2012)


  • “Construction Contracts: 12 Key Points You Must Keep in Mind” (2018)
  • “Successful Contingency Fee Work” (2016)
  • “What to Look for in Indemnification Provisions in Construction Contracts” (2016)
  • “Understanding Key Project Issues and How to Manage Them” (2015)
  • “Five Common Contractual Provisions Every Contractor Should Understand” (2015)
  • “Demystifying the Construction Litigation and Arbitration Game” (2014)
  • “Planning for Family Conflict: A Probate Litigation Perspective” (2012)
  • “Litigation Roundtable: Amended Pleadings” (2011)
  • “Effective Techniques for Settling Cases” (2009)
  • “Make a Mold Claim and Litigate the Case” (2007)
  • “Proving Damages Caused by Mold Infestation in Ohio” (2004)
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Franchise and Business Opportunity Statutes” (2001)



  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association



  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law (2017-2019)
  • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2011-2013)
  • Fellow, Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (2006)