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Barry J. Miller

Co-Chair, Construction Group
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 "[Barry is] a very solid and detail-orientated lawyer who is able to handle complex matters." -Benesch client, Chambers USA 2018

Barry Miller focuses his practice on construction law, both public and private, real estate law, and commercial litigation.

Project Counsel
Barry has extensive experience serving as project counsel on behalf of public and private entities in a variety of capital improvement projects. He represents clients in every aspect of real estate land acquisition, development and financing. He counsels clients throughout the project process, from the initial land analysis and site selection phase through the public/private financing process, to construction bidding and award, during construction and after project completion.

Construction Claims
Barry represents owners, general contractors, developers, public agencies, architects, engineers, design professionals and sureties in a wide variety of construction dispute-related matters.

Barry has served as an arbitrator in more than 100 construction and commercial cases and has successfully mediated more than 150 disputes including service as a mediator in more than 15 complex construction disputes involving up to 30 separate parties.

In addition, Barry has been a contributing author to publications by the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property; the CWRU Law Review; and a contributing editor and author of Ohio Public Contract Law (2nd and 3rd editions). Barry is a frequent lecturer on construction law and alternative dispute resolution topics for the Ohio State and Cleveland Bar Associations, Lorman Education Service, Cambridge Institute, American Arbitration Association, American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Institute, Construction Employers Association, and Ohio Contractors Association.


    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1983, J.D.
      • Notes Editor: CWRU Law Review
    • Kent State University, 1979, Masters in Architecture
    • Miami University, 1977, B.E.D.

    • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Tort & Insurance Practice Section
    • Ohio State Bar Association
    • Supreme Court of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

    • Registered Architect-Ohio (inactive)
    • Member, American Arbitration Association, large complex case Arbitrator, National Panel Mediator
    • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
    • Assoc. Member, Associated General Contractors
    • Assoc. Member, Ohio Contractors Association