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William G. Geisen

William G. Geisen

Bill Geisen is chair of the firm's Construction Service Group.  His practice focuses on construction law including dispute resolution, litigation and contract negotiation. Bill is a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and a Fellow with the Litigation Counsel of America. Bill is a frequent lecturer for the University of Kentucky College of Law, American Bar Association, Construction Users Roundtable and other construction trade associations. Over his career, Bill has litigated a wide variety of matters, including product liability cases.

What Clients Say

. . . regularly engaged to handle litigation and alternative dispute resolution related to the construction sector.
- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

  • "Welcome and Announcements," Institute Chair, 2018 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, Lexington, KY, October 25, 2018
  • "ADR Trends in the Construction Industry," Construction Lawyers Society of American (CLSA) 2018 International Conference & Induction of Fellows, Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 5-7, 2018
  • "State of Jobsite Safety: 2018," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, February 20, 2018
  • "A Brief Introduction to Arbitration Practice," co-presenter, 2017 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Owensboro, KY, June 21-23, 2017
  • "Guided Choice: Emerging ADR Trend," Stites & Harbison Legal Update, December 29, 2016
  • "Guided Choice: An Emerging ADR Trend," The Voice, official magazine of The Construction Users Roundtable, Spring 2016
  • "Are we there yet?," Stites & Harbison, PLLC, December 2, 2015
  • "Chapter 6: Discovery by Interrogatories," with Jessica A. HillDiscovery Deskbook for Construction Disputes, Second Edition, ABA Forum on Construction Law, Editors: John M. Cook, Buckner Hinkle, Jr. and Alexander Moseley, 2015
  • "Program Chair and Moderator," Construction Law Institute, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Ky., October 23, 2014
  • "Prosecuting and Defending Productivity and Cumulative Impact Claims," panel member, Indiana State Bar Association's Construction & Surety Law Section Collegiality & CLE, Oct. 11 & 12, 2013
  • "Construction Industry on Rebound?," Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 3, 2013
  • "Increasing Productivity Through Location Based Management Systems," 2012 Construction Users Roundtable National Conference, Orlando, Fla., November 13, 2012
  • "Local Hiring Ordinances," Construction Industry Insights 2012, Cincinnati, Oh., September 6, 2012
  • "AIA Docs or ConsensusDOCS: Which Contract Best Suits Your Project?," Lorman Education Services, Lexington, Ky., August 20, 2012
  • "Increasing Project Productivity Through Location-Based Scheduling," CURT Spring 2012 Meeting, Cincinnati, Oh., April 17, 2012
  • "Reducing Adversarialism on Construction Projects," 2011 Construction Users Roundtable National Conference, Chandler, Ariz., November 7-9, 2011
  • "The Construction Industry Credit Crunch," Barnes Dennig Contractors Roundtable, Cincinnati, Oh., June 21, 2011
  • "How Structural Engineers Can Work Effectively with Architects who use AIA C401," 2011 Structures Congress, Las Vegas, Nev., April 14-16, 2011
  • "The Construction Industry Credit Crunch," CAP Contractors Towne Hall Meeting, Cincinnati, Oh., January 19, 2011
  • "Planning for & Handling Construction Industry Default Issues," 11th Biennial Real Estate Law & Practice Institute, Lexington, Ky., November 11-12, 2010
  • "New & Titillating Rules for the Construction Industry," Users Roundtable National Conference, Orlando, Fla., November 8-10, 2010
  • "Understanding and Using AIA C401: Uses & Modifications of C401," CASE Structural Engineers' Business Practice Webinar, October 28, 2010
  • "How Structural Engineers Can Work Effectively with Architects who use AIA C401," ACEC 2010 Fall Conference, Puerto Rico, October 17-19, 2010

More Than Stites & Harbison

Bill is a Board Member with Allied Construction Industries and Construction Financial Management Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Professional Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction Law (2006-19)

Best Lawyers in America®, Cincinnati Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction (2017)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-18)

Chambers USA, "America's Leading Lawyers for Business," Construction Law (2013-18)

Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer

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