Gregory P. Parsons

Greg Parsons is a Member of the firm in the Lexington office and a member of the Construction Service Group. Greg has represented construction and business clients for thirty-five years. The construction clients he has represented include general contractors, owners, subcontractors and steel fabricators. He has also handled matters for various businesses, financial institutions, municipalities and universities. He regularly reviews, drafts and advises clients regarding construction contracts and other related agreements. Greg also counsels project participants on risk allocation, claim avoidance and resolution. He mediates disputes both as an advocate and neutral. He has litigated and arbitrated disputes involving various construction issues such as construction defects, design errors, delays, changes in scope and code compliance. He has handled construction/business litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Minnesota, Connecticut, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

The Trial of Complex Construction Cases

Speaker, 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 12, 2020

Court Dismisses New York Firm's Claims on Solomini

By Eric Mitchell, BloodHorse, June 11, 2020

Navigating Legal Pitfalls in Municipal Construction Projects

Kentucky League of Cities 2018 Conference and Expo, Louisville, Kentucky, September 18, 2018

Making Sense of 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Stites & Harbison, PLLC, presentations in Covington and Lexington, Kentucky, June 2017

2017 Release of Revised AIA Standard Form Agreements

Capital Construction Process for Small Institutions

NACUBO 2015, Nashville, TN, July 21, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract

Green Law: A Collection of Case Studies and Lessons Learned

American Institute of Architects Trade Fair, Louisville, Kentucky, February 26, 2013

The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project

Customized Arbitration Clauses

CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, spring meeting, 2006

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Equine Law

Annual National Conference on Equine Law sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2005

Mediation and Arbitration, Getting Your Money's Worth

Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers Annual Convention, April 2004

Getting Your Money and Your Money's Worth

Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, March 2004

Getting Your Money's Worth in Campus Construction

Morehead State University, October 2003

Kentucky Construction Law—Can this Job be Saved?

Lorman Education Seminar, August 2000

Mediating the Complex Dispute

presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 1999

Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Kentucky

Lorman Education Services, March 1999

Kentucky Lien Law

National Business Institute, May 1998

Kentucky Lien Law

National Business Institute, May 1997
Recent Assignments
Bar Admissions
Firm Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)

Office of General Counsel

Management Committee, 2006-10, 2014-17

Lexington Office Executive Member, 2011-15

Construction Service Group, past Chair

Recruiting Committee, past Chair

American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association, Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky, member
Kentucky Bar Association, Inquiry Commission, Member (2011-17)
Kentucky Bar Association, Inquiry Commission, Chair (2013-17)
Fayette County Bar Association
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Fellow
Community Involvement

Lexington Forum, Director, Past President

More Than Stites & Harbison

Greg currently serves as a member of the Kentucky Bar Association's Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky.

Besides Stites & Harbison

Greg enjoys music, fitness training, golf, movies and investing.


Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law and Litigation - Construction (2007-22)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2012, 2015, 2022)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (2013, 2020)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-20)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2015-22)


I have the greatest respect for Greg Parsons and would highly recommend him.

- Best Lawyers, 2009

His calm, respectful demeanor in the courtroom . . . great source of strength and confidence for me . . .

- Best Lawyers, 2009

. . . one of the best attorneys that the Bank could have retained . . . very knowledgeable and well-prepared . . .

- Best Lawyers, 2009
M Hicon 2020
Parson Best Law2022
Parsons Best Law Year2022
Parsons Best Law LOY 2020
Parsons Bestlawloy2015
Parsons Bestlawloy2013
Parsons Bestlawloy2012
Clsa Fellow
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