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Lowell T. Woods Jr.
Partner

LOWELL T. WOODS, JR. is a partner in the firm’s Dayton office. He concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis in construction, commercial foreclosure, labor and employment, and insurance law. In his construction practice, he represents owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and sureties on a wide range of issues arising from private and public construction projects. In addition to contract drafting and interpretation, Lowell has significant experience with litigation involving public bid disputes, mechanics’ liens, surety bond claims, defective design and work issues, change order and scope claims, claims for delay, acceleration and associated damages, wrongful termination and project abandonment disputes, warranty claims and commercial foreclosure. Lowell regularly presents on construction law topics through educational programs and trade groups and for specific clients. Regarding labor and employment, Lowell provides employer counseling and representation in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings. He also routinely represents businesses and individuals in a variety of insurance related matters, including first and third party claims.  Beyond the above, Lowell engages in commercial litigation and client counseling involving a wide range of business disputes and issues.

Lowell received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his law degree, magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Indiana, in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Ohio, Northern District of Ohio, Northern District of Indiana and Southern District of Indiana, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits. He received the 2017 Martindale Hubbell Distinguished Rating designation with a "Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards".  Woods also received the Martindale Hubbell 2016 "Distinguished" Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement in 2016.  Lowell is a member of the American Bar Association and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is also a current board member for the Dayton Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and is a graduate of the 2013 ABC Construction Leaders Program. Lowell has been active in the March of Dimes – he was the chair of the board of trustees for the March of Dimes, Miami Valley Division, during 2014 and 2015 and was a member of the board from 2006 through 2015. Lowell is a graduate of the Leadership Dayton Class of 2011 and currently has an active leadership role in a number of programs through the YMCA.

Presentations:

  • Essential Issues for Construction Contracts and Subcontracts (Aug. 5, 2016)
  • Fair Compensation: Best Practices for Additional Compensation Claims; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Oct. 15, 2015)
  • Critical Mistakes on a Project…Who Pays? (March 26, 2015)
  • Lessons Learned: Avoiding Common Mistakes in the Claims Process; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Oct. 23, 2014)
  • Construction Claims: Essential Claims Strategies to Secure Full Payment for all Work Performed (Jan. 27, 2014)
  • Legal Services and Ethics in the Construction Industry; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Oct. 10, 2013)
  • Entering Into Construction Contracts and Subcontracts; HalfMoon Education, Inc. (Aug. 21, 2013)
  • Construction Contracts; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Nov. 15, 2012)
  • Construction Claims and Liens; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (July 19, 2012)
  • Construction Law and Claims: Understanding Your Risks, Rights and Remedies in the Construction Industry; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (May 17, 2012)
  • Mechanics’ Liens and Defensive Strategies; Miami Valley Land Title Association (Sept. 7, 2011)
  • Inspecting Construction Projects: Understanding and Limiting Your Exposure; American Society of Civil Engineers (Feb. 24, 2011)
  • Getting Paid: Understanding and Pursuing your Rights and Remedies in the Construction Industry; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Nov. 9, 2010)
  • Mechanics’ Liens and Collection Strategies; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (March 18, 2010)
  • Mechanics’ Liens and Collection Strategies; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Dec. 4, 2008)
  • Construction Contracts and Claims; A Piece of the Action 2008 (Aug. 25, 2008)
  • Ohio Mechanics’ Liens and Other Collection Strategies; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Jan. 17, 2008)
  • Kentucky Fairness in Construction Act; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (Nov. 14, 2007)