Focusing on the construction industry, Donald B. Leach leverages three decades worth of experience with a thorough knowledge of the unique challenges facing the industry today to help a variety of clients accomplish their objectives.
Having assisted clients through both litigation and transactional matters, he is able to tailor his approach to help clients reach their intended resolution in a cost-effective manner.
Working in the public and private sectors, and representing owners, developers and contractors, Don utilizes his knowledge about the business, financial and legal challenges facing the construction industry to provide his clients with the advantages they need.
A former president of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio, where he received the Cornerstone Award, as well as a member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards, his familiarity and relationships within the industry allow his clients to benefit from insight gained only through extensive experience and relationships.
From drafting and negotiating contracts to defending and prosecuting construction lien, contract and bond disputes, his practical approach ensures clients’ needs and goals are met in a timely, efficient manner.
Additionally, Don, who spent five years working for the president of the Ohio Senate, has served in a number of administrative and legislative roles, providing him with valuable insight into those processes and their impact on the construction industry.
For instance, he assisted in the drafting of Ohio’s mechanics’ lien law and has served as the general counsel to the Central Ohio Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. As a member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards, his work involves establishing Ohio building codes and regulating building officials.
Don also served two terms on Upper Arlington City Council and was mayor and president of council for five of those eight years.His experiences in dealing with government and public policy matters enable him to offer unique perspectives and solutions to clients.
- The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 1982)
- Union College (B.A., cum laude, 1976)
Bar Admissions : Ohio
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- American Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association
- Ohio Senate, legislative assistant to president (1977 – 1980)
- Associated General Contractors, member
- Ohio Structural Steel & Architectural Metals Association
- Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, past chair
- Ohio West Virginia YMCA Board of Trustees, past president
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