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Andrew J. Poltorak

Andrew J. Poltorak

Andrew is a member of the firm’s Construction Service Group with a focus on complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in representing publicly traded companies, private family owned businesses, and individuals in state and federal jurisdictions, arbitration proceedings, and pre-litigation claim management. In managing any case, Andrew implements a project management approach in working towards a successful result.   

Recent Assignments

  • Involved in the successful resolution of an owner’s claims against a contractor stemming from the deficient design and manufacture of an automated food handling system
  • Involved in the successful representation of a contractor in obtaining timely payment on a public project through preserving and asserting statutory lien rights
  • Involved in obtaining a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction on behalf of a family owned business to prevent the theft of trade secrets
  • Involved in obtaining zoning commission approvals for new residential developments on behalf of publicly traded homebuilder
  • Involved in the successful representation of a publicly traded company in defending against intentional tort claims
  • Involved in the successful defense of a national contractor related to Ohio worker’s compensation claims though dispositive motions
  • Involved in the successful arbitration of claims by a consultant under an Integrated Project Delivery Agreement
  • Involved in the successful removal of a overstated mechanic’s lien on public school project
  • Involved in the successful representation of company in ensuring commercial general liability coverage for first-party claims
  • Represented owner in the negotiation of a complex construction agreement for the installation of a unique domed facility

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Before Stites & Harbison

Andrew has served the construction industry since graduating from Clemson University in 2005 – first as a project manager for a residential homebuilding company, and more recently as counsel to owners, contractors and subcontractors. He enjoys getting involved at various stages of a project.

Prior to joining Stites & Harbison, Andrew worked in the litigation practice group for a large law firm in Cleveland, Ohio.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Andrew is the proud father of two young daughters and is actively involved in regular renovation projects.