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Samuel Lewis, P.E, S.E.

Sam Lewis is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio with several years of structural engineering experience. As a structural engineer, Sam was involved in the design of several buildings, including university facilities, a hospital addition, a convention center, as well as bridges and other transportation structures. He also provided construction inspections and audited the quality control programs of precast concrete plants throughout the U.S. and Canada.

While attending law school, Sam worked as a Bricker & Eckler Construction Fellow, which allowed him to assist attorneys with various construction law matters. As a Fellow, he was exposed to differing site conditions claims, defective work claims, defective design claims, mechanics’ liens, defenses to OSHA citations and construction-related transactional law.

As an attorney working with the firm’s construction law team, Sam focuses on both litigation and transactional construction law matters for both owners and contractors. Sam’s unique background allows him to more quickly grasp the underlying issues in construction-related issues.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio
  • Registered Structural Engineer, State of Illinois

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, “Specific Claims: Unforeseen Site Conditions,” Top Gun Construction Claims Seminar, November 2016

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2018

Awards & Recognition

  • Recipient, Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers/Structural Engineering Institute

Education

  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville (M.S., Civil Engineering – Structural Engineering Concentration), 2009; Teaching assistant in various structural engineering classes; Assistant to Dr. Edwin Burdette
  • Capital University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude), 2018
  • Ohio University (B.S., Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, 2007; Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Marshal, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society