Biography

Jack Rosati is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Construction Law group. His practice emphasizes counseling and litigation related to public works, including bid disputes, construction defects and insurance coverage issues as well as project delivery systems, construction contracts and specifications. He represents a wide variety of public and private owners in Ohio on claims against construction design professionals, contractors and sureties. He has served as construction counsel on design-build projects ranging in value from $40 million to $320 million. He has also served as construction counsel on various "construction manager at-risk projects."

Examples of other matters include serving as construction counsel on municipal courthouse projects; representing public and private hospitals as their construction counsel; litigating claims for public libraries against contractors and bonding companies for defective work and project delays; negotiating and litigating construction claims for school districts; pursuing claims for public owners on their water and wastewater treatment plant projects; and representing county commissioners in construction claims against contractors and architects for construction delays, defective work and design defects on county jail projects. He has also conducted internal audits of construction practices for various public and private clients and advised on process improvement and cost saving best practices.

Jack has numerous reported cases. For example, he represented a consortium of public owners as amici before the Supreme Court of Ohio in the case of Dugan & Meyers Constr. Co. v. Dept. of Admin. Serv. (2007), 113 Ohio St.3d 226, arguing that public owners in Ohio should not be liable for additional construction costs when contractors fail to follow contractual procedures for obtaining additional time and money. He also defended a public school district in a bid dispute in the reported case of Monarch Constr. Co. v. Ohio Sch. Facilities Commission (2002), 150 Ohio App.3d 134, successfully arguing that public school districts have broad discretion in the bidding process to determine the responsibility of a bidder.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Bricker & Eckler’s Southeast Ohio team
  • Participant, Governor's Advantage Ohio Initiative, Ohio School Facilities Commission Working Group
Presentations & Published Works
  • Bricker Construction Best Ideas Series: Broken Promises, Bad Buildings
  • Bidding for Public Construction Contracts: Getting Good Contractors
  • County Construction & Finance Seminar
  • Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators School Facilities Conference
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Columbus, Ohio State and American Bar Associations
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers 2004, 2006-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (construction law, construction litigation) 2007-2015; Columbus Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Construction (2015)
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Construction Law with a Band 1 ranking, 2012-2015; Band 2 ranking 2008-2011
  • Listed, Legal 500
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Listed, The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers 2008
Education
  • The Ohio State University (J.D., 1989); Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal
  • The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (B.S., 1981)
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