Mr. Fortney is a member of the Firm's Litigation Department and Real Estate and Construction practice. He focuses his practice on construction law. Mr. Fortney regularly assists his clients through all stages of the construction process, including bidding and contract negotiations, risk management and risk avoidance, and scheduling and change orders throughout projects.
Mr. Fortney is an experienced litigator, both in the construction and commercial context. He regularly assists construction clients with disputes concerning mechanic's lien and bond claims, delay and acceleration claims, other breach of contract claims, and defective work or design claims. Outside of construction, Mr. Fortney has handled a wide range of employment and business disputes for his clients, including claims related to non-competition agreements, tortious interference, and breaches of employment agreements and other contracts.
Mr. Fortney has been selected to the 2021 Super Lawyers© Ohio Rising Stars List and Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Fortney an AV Preeminent rating for having the highest legal ability and ethical standards.
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Ohio State Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)
State of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
Selected to the Super Lawyers© Ohio Rising Stars List (2021)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
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