Christopher J. Bondra

Chris Bondra has a diverse public sector legal practice. He has experience before state and federal courts representing businesses and organizations in various complex litigation matters, as well as in mediation, and is knowledgeable in the areas of business law, construction law, environmental law, higher education, and intellectual property. He has handled construction cases with design defects, delay damages, surety bonds and unforeseen conditions during and after construction and is also a regular presenter at the firm’s construction claims seminars.

As a former collegiate athlete, Chris understands the complicated and personal issues of athletics in the age of Title IX and has addressed client concerns in relevant and timely presentations. Chris recognizes the intricacies of athletic culture and is able to anticipate risks and alleviate threats before they become problematic. He empowers his clients to navigate difficult situations, leading them to a reasonable and compliant resolution.

Additionally, Chris has negotiated significant agreements on behalf of an energy supplier client and has assisted receiver’s counsel in several Cuyahoga County receivership matters.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Football Official, Ohio High School Athletic Association, 2012-present
  • Assistant Tournament Director, Mentor Baseball League, 2010-present

Presentations & Published Works

  • Presenter, "Dispute Resolution," Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, October 2018
  • Presenter, “Project Delivery Methods Available to Public Owners – Figuring Out What Works Best for Your Project,” Selecting Project Delivery Methods & Bidding Public Construction Contracts Seminar, May 2018
  • Presenter, NCAA training for athletics department on Title IX and the Clery Act, April 2018
  • Presenter, “Utilizing RUMAs Across Ohio,” Ohio Township Association Winter Conference, January 2017

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2013
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2014
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 2013-present
  • Member, Lake County Bar Association, 2013-present


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013); Entertainment and Sports Law Association, President; Research Assistant to Associate Dean Mark Sundahl
  • Mount Union College (B.A. in Accounting, 2010); NCAA Division III Soccer and Baseball