Andrew J. Poltorak

Andrew is a member of the firm’s Construction Service Group in the Covington, Kentucky office with a focus on complex commercial disputes. He has litigated and arbitrated matters involving contract disputes, business torts, trade secret protection, construction disputes, product liability, shareholder litigation, zoning and code compliance, and financial services litigation. In addition to his litigation practice, he regularly reviews, drafts, and advises clients regarding construction contracts and other related agreements. His clients include property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, financial institutions, and manufacturers.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Is Your Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

Ask the Expert featuring Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak of Stites & Harbison, PLLC

The Ultimate Battle to Enforce Timely Payments

Legal Updated Regarding Status of the Waters of the U.S.

ABC Northern Kentucky Chapter, May 2018
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
American Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Cincinnati Bar Association
Community Involvement

C-Change Class of 2019, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

More Than 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.

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


Best Lawyers in America®, Ones To Watch, Litigation - Construction (2022)

Poltorak Best Lawyers Ones To Watch 2022
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Client Alerts

Is Your Arbitration Agreement Unconscionable?

Kentucky courts continue to closely scrutinize consumer contracts, particularly those involving arbitration provisions. In light of recent federal and state court decisions, however, the framework for analyzing the enforceability of arbitration agreements has shifted. Courts can no longer target arbitration provisions for disfavored treatment on grounds not applied to other contractual terms.

by Andrew J. Poltorak and Cassandra L. Welch (Casey) February 18, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison Promotes Five Attorneys to Member

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC announced today that five attorneys have been promoted to Members (Partners) within the law firm effective January 2022. The new Members (Partners) include:

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 07, 2022
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2022 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 93 lawyers are included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Additionally, 11 attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 14 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 01, 2021
Client Alerts

New Executive Directives by President Biden Strengthen Existing Buy American Act

On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order titled, Ensuring the Future is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers. This executive order is designed to discourage federal agencies from obtaining waivers to existing Buy American Act (“BAA”)1 requirements and to encourage federal procurement of goods fabricated with American labor.

by Gregory P. Parsons, Andrew J. Poltorak, and Aaron R. Klein May 05, 2021

Ask the Expert featuring Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak of Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak joined ABC Ohio Valley Chapter for an online chat.

by Andrew J. Poltorak April 22, 2020

Ask the Expert-Legal Chat with Stites & Harbison

Date: 4/17/20
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Join ABC Ohio Valley Chapter for our online chat with Allyson Cook and Andrew Poltorak from Stites & Harbison Law.

Andrew J. Poltorak April 14, 2020
Client Alerts

Pipeline Crafts Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Reverse Atlantic Coast Pipeline Decision and to Allow a More Reliable Permitting Process

On October 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the 4th Circuit’s rejection of the National Forest Service’s permit authorizing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) to cross the Appalachian Trail within the George Washington National Forest.

by Andrew J. Poltorak October 07, 2019
Client Alerts

In Hindsight . . . Supreme Court of Kentucky Reaffirms Its Retrospective Approach to Enforcing Liquidated Damages Provisions

The Supreme Court of Kentucky recently reaffirmed its decision in Mattingly Bridge Co. v. Holloway & Son Const. Co. which established the standard for assessing the enforceability of a liquidated damages provision.

by Andrew J. Poltorak May 14, 2019