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Richard O. Hamilton Jr. - Cincinnati, OH

312 Elm StSuite 2200 Cincinnati, OH 45202 - 2417

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Cincinnati Construction Law and Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Rick is a shareholder with the firm and practices in the areas of construction and business law, and assisting individuals and businesses with construction issues commercial disputes, ranging from small collection matters to large multi-party complex litigation and arbitration cases. Rick is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky, state and federal courts, as well as a Qualified Neutral for American Arbitration Association, as a mediator and an arbitrator...

Rick is a shareholder with the firm and practices in the areas of construction and business law, and assisting individuals and businesses with construction issues commercial disputes, ranging from small collection matters to large multi-party complex litigation and arbitration cases. Rick is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky, state and federal courts, as well as a Qualified Neutral for American Arbitration Association, as a mediator and an arbitrator. He has 10 years prior combined experience as designer and construction manager for residential and light commercial/retail projects.

Rick has extensive experience in the construction industry representing contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, architects, and owners on residential, commercial, and public projects, in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He assists clients with the prosecution and defense of claims including, breaches of contract, failure to perform in workman-like-manner, Prompt Pay Act violations, enforcement of lien rights (private and public), performance and payment bond claims, Ohio EPA claims, Consumer Sales Practices Act violations, fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, and various other civil claims.

Rick represents clients in intra-company owner/shareholder disputes, and maintains general business counseling practice and business litigation practice. He counsels clients on construction and service contracts, lease and financing agreements for personal and real property. He counsels clients on credit and collection matters, including credit applications, terms of credit, collection actions, and FDCPA issues.

About Richard O. Hamilton Jr.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law and Litigation
  • Commercial/Corporate Litigation
  • Business Law and Corporate Counseling
  • Collections

Litigation

  • 80%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000
  • Kentucky, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • National Association of Credit Managers
  • Allied Construction Industries
  • Arbitrator Neutral for American Arbitration Associations, 2011 - Present
  • Mediator Neutral for American Arbitration Associations, 2013 - Present

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 2000
    J.D.
    Honors: Moot Court Board - Best Brief, W. Jack Grosse Intramural Moot, 1998 / Best Respondent's Brief, Gilbert A. Bettman Intramural Moot Court Competition, 1998
    Honors: Student Bar Association
    Honors: Student Honor Board
    Law Review: Northern Kentucky Law Review, Student Articles Editor
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 1992
    A.A.S.
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: Architectural Engineering
  • Union Institute & University, 1996
    B.S.
    Honors: President's Bronze Medal for Academic Excellence
    Major: Urban Studies & Planning

Past Positions

  • Specialist Fourth Class - Army Achievement Medal for Meritorious Service
  • 2nd of the 9th Field Artillery
  • Pershing II Nuclear Missiles

Pro Bono Activities

  • Thomas Independent School District, Parent Advisory Counsel & Committee on Diversity, Equality, and Inclusiveness

Classes and Seminars

  • “Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Mechanic’s Lien Processes,” Allied Construction Industries, 2020
  • “Ohio and Kentucky Mechanic’s Lien Processes,” Allied Construction Industries, 2019
  • Adjunct Faculty, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 2012 - 2015
  • “Construction Lien Law,” Lorman Education Services, 2014
  • “Fundamentals of Construction Contracts,” Lorman Education Services, 2014
  • “Legal Seminar for Credit Professionals,” NACM, 2013
  • “Ohio and Kentucky Mechanic’s Lien Processes,” Allied Construction Industries, 2013
  • "Construction Lien Law," Lorman Education Services, 2010
  • "Mechanic's Lien & Bond Claim Processes," NACM, 2006, 2008
  • "DBE/MBE Qualifications," local law group, 2007
  • "Bond Claims and Mechanic's Liens Processes," Lorman Education Services, 2004, 2006
  • "Mechanic's Lien Process," ASHRAE, 2002
  • "Mechanic's Lien Process," Allied Construction Industries, 2001

Achievements

Honors

  • Best Brief, W. Jack Grosse Intramural Moot, 1998
  • Best Respondent's Brief, Gilbert A. Bettman Intramural Moot Court Competition, 1998

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Office Information

Address

312 Elm StSuite 2200 Cincinnati, OH 45202 - 2417

Fax

  • 513-721-5001

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Manual of Credit and Commercial Laws, Attorney Reviewer for Ohio Mechanics Lien and Public Construction Bonds, National Association of Credit Management, Volume III, Construction Issues, 2012 through 2020 Editions
  • Workplace Investigations in Kentucky, 27 N. Ky. L. Rev. 201, 2001

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