Doug Shevelow, P.E.



Doug Shevelow’s health care law practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation services for hospitals and hospital systems. Doug advises during project development with regard to determining the optimum delivery system, then develops the procurement and contracting documents. He also advises during construction when problems may arise, as well as post-construction if design or construction defects become known. Doug represents hospital systems in developing delivery systems and design and construction contracts for projects ranging from rehabilitation of existing spaces to large new-build medical office buildings, ambulatory care facilities, and hospitals. Doug has also conducted numerous bench and jury trials arising out of construction defects, design defects, and contractor claims for additional payment. Doug has successfully represented construction project owners in claims against architects, design-builders, general contractors and construction managers in claims regarding faulty design and construction.

Doug’s practice also includes litigation and transactional law pertaining to heavy/highway and other construction issues for owners and contractors. Issues include differing site conditions, implied warranty of plans and specifications, underground utility protection, and bid disputes. He has prepared and negotiated numerous design-bid-build and design-build construction contracts for contractors and public and private owners, including a $320 million hospital project, a $28 million wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation, and a $400,000 skate park. He also serves as a mediator in construction matters.

Doug also has significant experience representing clients against citations issued by OSHA and asserting defenses such as employee misconduct, inapplicability of the cited standard, greater hazard, and non-exposure to the hazard.

Doug is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio, having practiced engineering for over twelve years before becoming an attorney. This background helps him quickly understand the sorts of technical issues that often arise while practicing construction law.

Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, “Sole Source Procurement in Treatment Plant Construction,” CCAO/CEAO Annual Winter Conference, December 5, 2016
  • Speaker, “Road Use Maintenance Agreements,” Ohio Township Association Township Law Directors’ Group Meeting, December 2, 2016
  • Speaker, seminars sponsored by Bricker & Eckler and other organizations, including Ohio Contractors Association, Ohio Sanitary Engineers Association, County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio, Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Foundation of Ohio, Construction Standards Institute, United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio, and Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers.
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law), 2014–2017
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation: Business; Environmental), 2017
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Construction with a Band 4 ranking, 2015–2016
  • Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2012–2014
  • Listed, Legal 500
  • Recognized, The Ohio Society of Professional Engineers for achieving the highest grade in the state on the 1994 Environmental Engineering Examination for Professional Engineers
  • Capital University (J.D., summa cum laude, 2004); Order of the Curia
  • The Ohio State University (B.S., Civil Engineering, 1990)
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