Smoot Construction Company of Ohio

Mr. Leach has represented Smoot Construction in relation to a number of projects over recent years. In one instance he prosecuted a claim for additional compensation arising from Smoot's construction management of the $110,000,000 renovation of the Ohio Statehouse. That claim settled through mediation for $2.1 million dollars. In another instance he represented Smoot in litigation involving the construction of a state prison. After trial and appeal, Smoot received more than $1.3 million dollars. The issues revolved around acceleration, differing site conditions, warranties and the Spearin doctrine. Sherman R. Smoot Co. v. Ohio Department of Administrative Services (Franklin Cty. 2000), 136 Ohio App. 3d 166, stands as a leading case on those issues.