Doug Shevelow, P.E.

Doug Shevelow’s practice 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, and has 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 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.

"Doug represents owners and contractors in connection with a broad range of construction disputes and transactional matters, such as the negotiation of design-build agreements. Interviewees consider him to be "a pragmatic lawyer with good judgment.""

As quoted in Chambers USA, 2018

"Our companies have used Bricker & Eckler for several years and continue to be very pleased with the aggressive nature in which they pursue a successful outcome. Doug Shevelow is our primary counsel. We have found his engineering degree and previous construction industry experience provides a significant advantage in reducing the learning curve associated with our legal issues."

Mark Murray, Miller Bros. Construction Inc., as quoted in Best Lawyers, 2014

"Doug Shevelow is an "excellent lawyer" who commands "a lot of respect." He is "practical, smart, thoughtful and efficient.""

As quoted in Chambers USA, 2017

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Road Use Maintenance Agreements (RUMAs)," The Acronyms of Oil and Gas Law, Columbus Bar Association, September 2017
  • Speaker, "Risk Management in Health Care Construction," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • 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, Ohio Super Lawyers (Construction Litigation: Business; Environmental), 2017–2020
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law), 2014–2020
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Construction with a Band 4 ranking, 2015–2019
  • 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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