Jesse is a construction lawyer with more than 17 years of experience drafting/negotiating transactions and resolving disputes in the construction and real estate environments. He represents a wide variety of clients, ranging from publicly traded companies to developers, specialty contractors, and architects/engineers. Licensed in Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois, Jesse serves as lead counsel in every aspect of a construction project. He has substantial trial and arbitration experience, and practices in front of state and federal courts across the country. Jesse is consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in Construction Law. He was named Best Lawyers 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati for Construction Litigation and 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Cincinnati for Construction Law.
Baseball, our national pastime, has always been a major part of Jesse’s life. Having played the sport through his college years, baseball took Jesse all over the United States and exposed him to many different regions and cultures. That experience helps Jesse understand how to address courts, mediators, arbitrators, and potential jury pools when litigation arises for clients in a foreign locality. However, Jesse’s biggest challenge (and accomplishment) in baseball has been coaching his daughter’s t-ball team, primarily keeping the team focused on fundamentals instead of playing “ring around the rosie.”