Biography

Ben Hyden, a civil engineering graduate, worked with major construction firms before entering law school and brings that experience to his law practice. His practice focuses on representing public works clients, such as K-12 school districts, sewer districts, higher education institutions, municipalities, townships, public housing authorities, and counties; drafting contract documents; responding to bid disputes; addressing construction defects; and pursuing claims that arise from construction projects. Ben also represents businesses and political subdivisions in complex zoning, land use and land development issues and appears before planning, development and zoning commissions in zoning, variance and related public service matters.

Examples of matters in which Ben has assisted clients include serving as construction counsel on a municipal wastewater treatment plant; litigation/mediation counsel for a municipal water treatment facility; bid dispute litigation and contract revisions for an urban sewer district; litigation/mediation counsel for a university medical building in a claim against an architect/engineer for defective design; litigation/mediation counsel for an urban school district on several of its buildings related to either defective construction, design or both; litigation/mediation counsel for township fire station projects; and litigation/mediation counsel for public housing authority on projects related to construction delays and defective work issues.

Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts Seminars
  • Speaker, Top Gun Construction Claims Seminars
  • Speaker, "Electrical Construction Legal Issues," Seminar, The Adequate Wiring Committee of The Miami Valley, January 2015
  • Speaker, "Comparison of Single Prime, CMAR and Design-Build Delivery Models," Bricker & Eckler LLP Educational Lunch Program, July 2013
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association; Kentucky Bar Association; Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of Kentucky
Education
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
  • University of Kentucky (B.S., civil engineering, 2000)
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