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-nine 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. Greg is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Construction Arbitrators.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

Formula for a Project Train Wreck: Incomplete Information + Inadequate Communication X Ineffective Management = Expensive but Avoidable Litigation

NASCC: The Steel Conference, Denver, CO, March 23-25, 2022

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

Office of General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel

Ethics Committee, Member

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Member (2021)

Management Committee, 2006-10, 2014-17

Lexington Office Executive Member, 2011-15

Construction Service Group, past Chair

Recruiting Committee, past Chair

American Arbitration Association, Panel of Construction Arbitrators
American Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow
Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Charter Fellow
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
Fayette County Bar Association, Member
Community Involvement

Lexington Forum, Director, Past President

More Than Stites & Harbison

Greg served as Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association Inquiry Commission from 2012 to 2017 and as member of the Kentucky Bar Associations Commission on the Future of Legal Services in Kentucky from 2017 to 2018.

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 (2007-24)

Best Lawyers in America®, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (2013, 2020, 2024)

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

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2007-20, 2023)

Benchmark Litigation magazine, Litigation Star (2015-23)


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
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Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2024 Honors 14 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2024 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 16, 2023
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 101 of its lawyers are included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2023
Client Alerts

Preventing Structural Failures Through Improved Communication of Design Intent

Prevention of structural failures is an objective that contractors, design professionals, owners, developers, steel fabricators, sureties, and construction insurers all share. Just this week an apartment building in Davenport, Iowa, partially collapsed raising concerns about persons who may be trapped inside, and the safety of those who are attempting to perform search and rescue operations in the unsound structure. Construction attorney Greg Parsons takes a look at this issue in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Gregory P. Parsons June 01, 2023
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 49 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2023

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 49 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 37 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 12, 2023
Press Releases

Benchmark Litigation 2023 Honors 15 Stites & Harbison Attorneys

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 12 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and three as “Future Stars” in Kentucky. The guide honors the firms and attorneys who have demonstrated the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 17, 2022
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 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 August 18, 2022

NASCC: The Steel Conference

Date: 3/23/22 - 3/25/22

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Lexington office attorney Greg Parsons will be part of a panel speaking on Friday, March 25th at the National Association of Steel Construction Steel Conference.

Gregory P. Parsons February 10, 2022
Press Releases

Greg Parsons to be Inducted as Fellow of American College of Construction Lawyers

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Greg Parsons will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) on February 26, 2022, at the Annual Meeting in Laguna Beach, Calif. ACCL, one of the nation’s leading legal associations, only designates the top 1% of the construction bar in the U.S. with this honor.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2021