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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, the Construction Lawyers Society of America, Construction Users Roundtable and other construction trade associations. Over his career, Bill has litigated a wide variety of matters, including product liability cases.

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

A Brief Introduction to Arbitration Practice

co-presenter, 2017 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, Owensboro, KY, June 21-23, 2017

Guided Choice: An Emerging ADR Trend

The Voice, official magazine of The Construction Users Roundtable, Spring 2016

Chapter 6: Discovery by Interrogatories

Discovery 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

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

Supreme Court Settles Age-Old Arbitrability Debate

State of Jobsite Safety: 2018

Guided Choice: Emerging ADR Trend

Are we there yet?

Construction Industry on Rebound?

Bar Admissions
Kentucky
Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Memberships
American Arbitration Association, Construction Advisory Board
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
American College of Construction Lawyers
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Kentucky Bar Association, Construction and Public Contract Law Section, Member and Board of Directors
Construction Lawyers Society of America, President
Construction Users Roundtable
Midwest/Midsouth Construction Law Institute, Planning Committee
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Construction Owners Association of the Tri-State
Construction Financial Management Association, Greater Cincinnati Chapter; Board of Directors
Education
More Than Stites & Harbison

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

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® (2013-19)

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

Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer

Testimonials

. . . regularly engaged to handle litigation and alternative dispute resolution related to the construction sector.

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016
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Client Alerts

Supreme Court Settles Age-Old Arbitrability Debate

Many construction contracts designate arbitration as the means to adjudicate disputes which are not resolved through executive negotiation, mediation or some alternate method. Occasionally, a question arises whether the claim falls within the scope of the arbitration clause.

by William G. Geisen January 14, 2019
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 42 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2019 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 33 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 07, 2018
Events

2018 Construction Law Institute

Date: 10/25/18

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green,245 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY

Bill Geisen, 2018 Institute Chair; Presentation by David Ratterman

William G. Geisen and David B. Ratterman September 10, 2018
Events

CLSA 2018 International Conference & Induction of Fellows

Date: 9/5/18 - 9/7/18

Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta, Canada

The CLSA 2018 International Conference & Induction of Fellows is designed for Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America to enhance their already superior transactional, negotiation, and trial skills and more.

William G. Geisen August 31, 2018
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 49 areas of practice. Forty-two of those attorneys selected have been honored for 1...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 16, 2018
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2018 Honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 18 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2018 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 08, 2018
Events

10th Annual Transportation Construction Law & Regulatory Forum

Date: 6/5/18 - 6/6/18

ARTBA Offices, 250 East Street, S.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20024

At this interactive event, speakers will share practical, real-world perspectives regarding laws and regulations that could impact the bottom line and other aspects of your business.

William G. Geisen and Steven M. Henderson April 27, 2018
Client Alerts

State of Jobsite Safety: 2018

Jobsite safety remains of paramount importance for all involved in the construction industry. Recently published statistics from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (“NIOSH”) and the National Safety Council (“NSC”) reflect that...
by William G. Geisen February 20, 2018
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 51 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 39 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and 12 attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 11, 2017
Press Releases

Bill Geisen elected to Board of Construction Financial Management Association - Greater Cincinnati

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) recently elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen to its Board of Directors. CFMA’s mission is to increase the knowledge of its members...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 21, 2017
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 79 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 has recognized 79 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The number of honorees increased since last year, 74 to...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 17, 2017
Events

Making Sense of the New 2017 AIA Documents

Presented by Stites & Harbison, PLLC and Associated Builders & Constractors, Inc. 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Topics will include: Overview of AIA Revision Process Owner-Contractor Agreement (A101) changes Sustainable...
William G. Geisen and Steven M. Henderson June 21, 2017
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2017 honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 22 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2017 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 02, 2017
Events

2017 Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention

THE 2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION Planning Committee is pleased to announce the following speakers scheduled for the June 21-23 convention at the Owensboro Convention Center in downtown Owensboro. JERRY BUTING, one of the defense attorneys for...
Douglass Farnsley and William G. Geisen May 24, 2017
Press Releases

Bill Geisen named first President of Construction Lawyers Society of America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) has appointed Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen as their inaugural president beginning his term in 2017. The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary society composed...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 23, 2017
Client Alerts

Guided Choice: Emerging ADR Trend

As you contemplate your New Year’s resolution, you should consider implementing Guided Choice as a means to resolve some of your company’s more thorny construction disputes. Guided Choice is an emerging trend in the resolution...
by William G. Geisen December 29, 2016
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 55 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2017 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 55 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 41 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 22, 2016
Events

2016 Construction Law Institute

Presented in cooperation with the Construction & Public Contract Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association UK Law Continuing Legal Education Continuing Education Credits also available for electricians, engineers, architects and accountants. Welcome and announcements...
William G. Geisen, Ian T. Ramsey, and Cassidy R. Rosenthal October 20, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers in America honors 74 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 has recognized 74 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 51 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America© is a nationally recognized referral...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 29, 2016
Press Releases

Best Lawyers names 16 Stites & Harbison attorneys as "Lawyer of the Year" for 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America©, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, has named 16 attorneys from Stites & Harbison, PLLC as “Lawyer of the Year” for 2017...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 24, 2016
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2016 Honors Stites & Harbison

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Chambers USA selected 21 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2016 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC June 08, 2016
Client Alerts

Are we there yet?

Many of us have heard that voice from the rear seat of the car, “Are we there yet?” There is a decent chance that we might hear those very words spoken in the coming days...
by William G. Geisen December 23, 2015
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers honors 64 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2016 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 64 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 49 attorneys to the Super Lawyers...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 08, 2015
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 72 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2016

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 has recognized 72 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 50 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally recognized...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 20, 2015
Press Releases

Chambers USA 2015 honors Stites & Harbison

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the United States. The list is developed based on client and peer interviews discussing the skills of individual attorneys...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 22, 2015
Press Releases

Bill Geisen named as Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) has named Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen as a Fellow of this peer-selected and invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Attorneys named as Fellows have...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 02, 2015
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honor Stites & Harbison's Kentucky Attorneys

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 52 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2015 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 18 attorneys are named...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2014
Press Releases

William Geisen appointed Chair of Stites & Harbison's Construction Service Group

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that attorney William G. Geisen has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Construction Service Group. His new role begins September 1. Geisen succeeds Buckner Hinkle...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC September 03, 2014
Press Releases

Best Lawyers honors 89 Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2015

(image) LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 has recognized 89 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as selected by their peers in 57 areas of practice. The Best Lawyers in America® is a nationally...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 22, 2014
Press Releases

Chambers USA honors Stites & Harbison attorneys for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Chambers USA selected 34 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in Kentucky and Tennessee for inclusion in their 2014 guide. The Chambers USA guide ranks the top law firms and leading attorneys in the...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC May 30, 2014
Press Releases

Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Super Lawyers names 53 Stites & Harbison attorneys in the Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices for inclusion on the 2013-14 Kentucky Super Lawyers list and 19 attorneys are named on the inaugural...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 17, 2013
Press Releases

Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC, is pleased to announce that 89 of our attorneys were recently selected by their peers for their work in 57 areas of practice in The Best Lawyers in America®...
by Stites & Harbison PLLC August 27, 2013
Client Alerts

Construction Industry on Rebound?

Several recent economic reports indicate that the construction industry finally might be on the rebound. Such news has to be music to the ears of many construction professionals who have been suffering from the...
by William G. Geisen April 03, 2013
Press Releases

Stites & Harbison opens No. Kentucky office with addition of Geisen

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Prominent construction attorney William G. (Bill) Geisen has joined Stites & Harbison, PLLC, as a Member of the firm’s Construction Service Group. Geisen is a highly respected member of the construction bar, both...
by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 29, 2013