Jack Rosati , Jr. - Bricker & Eckler LLP

Jack Rosati , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Jack Rosati is a partner and chair of Bricker & Eckler's Construction group. His practice emphasizes counseling and litigation related to public works, including bid disputes, construction defects and insurance coverage issues as well as project delivery systems, construction contracts and specifications. He represents a wide variety of public and private owners in Ohio on claims against construction design professionals, contractors and sureties. He has served as construction counsel on design-build projects ranging in value from $40 million to $320 million. He has also served as construction counsel on various "construction manager at-risk projects."

Examples of other matters include serving as construction counsel on municipal courthouse projects; representing public and private hospitals as their construction counsel; litigating claims for public libraries against contractors and bonding companies for defective work and project delays; negotiating and litigating construction claims for school districts; pursuing claims for public owners on their water and wastewater treatment plant projects; and representing county commissioners in construction claims against contractors and architects for construction delays, defective work and design defects on county jail projects. He has also conducted internal audits of construction practices for various public and private clients and advised on process improvement and cost saving best practices.

Jack has numerous reported cases. For example, he represented a consortium of public owners as amici before the Supreme Court of Ohio in the case of Dugan & Meyers Constr. Co. v. Dept. of Admin. Serv. (2007), 113 Ohio St.3d 226, arguing that public owners in Ohio should not be liable for additional construction costs when contractors fail to follow contractual procedures for obtaining additional time and money. He also defended a public school district in a bid dispute in the reported case of Monarch Constr. Co. v. Ohio Sch. Facilities Commission (2002), 150 Ohio App.3d 134, successfully arguing that public school districts have broad discretion in the bidding process to determine the responsibility of a bidder.

Ohio State UniversityBS 1981Ohio State University College of LawJ.D. 1989
Columbus Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; American Bar Association

Client Comments

"Jack Rosati has been invaluable with our construction project, as well as other legal matters. He is a great "sounding board" for concerns and provides practical, legal responses for the challenges of the education community that are viable and consistent."

-Patricia Ciraso
Washington-Nile School District

Office Location

100 South Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215-4291
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Columbus-OH Metro Area
Jack Rosati, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Construction Law
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male