Earl K. Messer

Earl K. Messer

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Recognized since 2013

Cincinnati, Ohio

Practice Areas

Construction Law

Litigation - Real Estate

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Construction Law
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Earl has substantial experience handling complex, multi-party delay and defect claims, disputes over insurance coverage and defense, and claims against sureties. He has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties. He is listed in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of construction law.

Earl also has substantial experience with real estate litigation, including commercial foreclosures on office buildings, hotels, manufacturing facilities, and warehouses, disputes relating to commercial leases, easements, and condominiums, and with receiverships, partitions, and condemnations.

Earl has litigated hundreds of complex commercial cases, many through trial or arbitration, including jury trials. Besides construction and real estate cases, he has handled many other commercial disputes, particularly in defending against claims for fraud and fraudulent transfer.

Earl utilizes mediation regularly, creatively and successfully to accomplish efficient, economical dispute resolution for clients.

  • 425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-3957
  • English
  • Northern Kentucky University, J.D., graduated 1991
  • University of Cincinnati, MA, graduated 1984
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Ohio Bar Association - Member
  • Spirit of Construction - Gala Chair
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor - Board Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Construction Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Construction Law, Cincinnati (2020)
  • Construction Law, Cincinnati (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • AV Peer Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers
  • Order of the Coif
  • Graduate of the Year
  • Lawyer of the Year 2014, Best Lawyers, Construction
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Law

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