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W. Blair Lewis

W. Blair Lewis

As an architect, engineer and lawyer, I have successfully represented numerous clients in construction and real estate matters.
Law Office of W. Blair Lewis
(1-5 Attorneys)

AREAS OF LAW:
Lawsuits and Appeals
Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense

LOCATION:
400 Andover Drive
Powell, OH 43065
North Columbus

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
19 years

PHONE:
614-519-1804

FAX:
614-453-8281

Why did you become an attorney?

I was working as an arcthiect and realized that numerous legal issues arise in the design and construction industries. I felt my background as an architect and engineer would help me in representing clients in legal matters involving design, construction and real estate. I decided to continue working and go to law school at night.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

My experience as an architect and engineer has definitely helped me become a better attorney when dealing with construction and real estate issues. Also, my experience working for big law firms has definitely made me a better attorney.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I began my career working for a design firm. While I was working there, the firm was sued for negligent design. The lawsuit settled and my firm paid a significant amount toward the settlement. The problem that gave rise to the lawsuit was a construction, not a design problem. I have always felt that the only reason the firm didn't get out of the lawsuit without paying anything was because the lawyers did not understand the difference between a construction and design issue. Ever since then, I wanted to become a lawyer and help people and businesses with their legal issues involving construction or real estate.

What makes your law firm unique?

My firm brings big law firm experience to matters at a small law firm rate. Additionally, as a sole practitioner, I am able to deal with all the matters that come to my firm personally. No matter how small the matter, it is handled by me as opposed to a less experienced attorney.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I have a private pilots license and I like to fly little planes. I also like to play golf even though I'm not very good at it.

Lawsuits and Appeals
  • Actions concerning municipalities/states
  • Appeals
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer and Lemon Law
  • Contract Disputes
  • Fraud
  • Lawsuit Defense
  • Mold Issues
  • Small Claims
Real Estate, Housing and Foreclosure Defense
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Building codes
  • Buying/Selling Property
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Mold Issues
  • Mortgages
  • Zoning
Degree

Capital University
Juris Doctor (JD), 1998

Bar Association Membership

Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association

Accomplishments

My experience spans more than 12 years and includes numerous civil trials and arbitrations. During my career I have secured several significant verdicts and arbitration awards on behalf of my clients.

Court Admissions

Ohio, U.S District Court Southern District of Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals

Board/Committee Membership

Construction Law Committee, Real Estate

Continuing Education

My continuing education requirements are all current.

Bar Admission Date

1998-01-01

Supreme Court Number

0068997

Licensed In

Ohio (1998), #0068997

Significant Cases

I have tried numerous civil trials and handled several arbitrations, obtaining numerous verdicts and arbitration awards in excess of $100,000. Among numerous others, I successfully represented a homeowner's claim against a contractor, obtaining a $300,000 award based on Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act; I successfully defended a large construction company against a multi-million dollar claim brought by a school board.

Summary of Firm

As an architect, engineer and lawyer, I have successfully represented numerous clients in construction and real estate matters.

Summary of Previous Employment

Law Office of W. Blair Lewis, LLC (2008-present) Huprich & Lewis, LLC (2006-2008) Thompson Hine, LLP (2002-2006)

Free Initial Consultation?

I provide a free initial consultation.

Typical Retainer Fees

My retainer requests depends upon the complexity of the case.

Fees by Hourly Rate

$195 per hour.

 

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