Member
Covington Office Executive Member

William G. Geisen

Bill Geisen is a member and former 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

2022 Construction Law Institute

Planning Committee Chair, UK Rosenberg College of Law CLE, October 20, 2022

New Loss of Productivity Standard on the Horizon

Welcome and Announcements from the Conference Chair

2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE, November 11-12, 2020

New Loss of Productivity Standard on the Horizon

LD, or Not LD; Notice is the Question

North American Construction Law Symposium III, New York, December 5, 2019

Supreme Court Settles Age-Old Arbitrability Debate

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

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

Guided Choice: An Emerging ADR Trend

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

Are we there yet?

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

Construction Industry on Rebound?

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
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
Firm Leadership

Management Committee (2022-present)

Office Executive Member - Covington Office

Construction Service Group, former Chair (2014-19)

Memberships
American Arbitration Association, Construction Advisory Board
American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law
American College of Construction Lawyers, Board of Governors (2022-25)
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. He was recently elected to the Board of Governors for the American College of Construction Lawyers where he will serve a three-year term (2022-25).

Accolades

Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction Law (2006-23)

Best Lawyers in America®, Cincinnati Area Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction (2017, 2021)

Kentucky Super Lawyers® (2013-22)

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

Corporate Counsel, Top Lawyer

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Testimonials

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

- Chambers Commentary (USA), 2016
M Hicon 2020
Geisen Best Law2023
Geisen Best Law Lo Y2021
Geisen Bestlawloy2017
Geisen Chambers2018 Web
Geisensuperlaw
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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
Events

Construction Law Institute 2022

Date: 10/20/22
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky

Construction attorney Bill Geisen is the Planning Committee Chair and Steven Henderson is a speaker at the 2022 Construction Law Institute to be held October 20, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky.

William G. Geisen and Steven M. Henderson August 11, 2022
Press Releases

Bill Geisen Elected to American College of Construction Lawyers Board of Governors

COVINGTON, Ky.—The American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL) has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Bill Geisen to its Board of Governors. He will serve a three-year term.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC March 10, 2022
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022
Press Releases

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
Press Releases

Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 41 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2021 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 42 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 21, 2020
Presentations

New Loss of Productivity Standard on the Horizon

Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) Complimentary Webinar Series featuring speaker Bill Geisen, Construction lawyer in our Covington, Ky. office.

by William G. Geisen December 10, 2020
Events

New Loss of Productivity Standard on the Horizon

Date: 12/9/20
Time: 1:00 p.m.

WEBINAR

Construction Lawyers Society of America Complimentary Webinar Series featuring speaker Bill Geisen, Construction lawyer in our Covington, Ky. office.

William G. Geisen December 02, 2020