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Patrick J.Sweeney

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Patrick J.Sweeney

Senior Counsel

Focus Areas

  • “Managing Design and Construction Risk in Modern Stadium and Arena Projects,” The Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2019
  • “Design-Build:  Constructing Better Contracts,” Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, November 2015
  • “Don’t Get Burned: Allocating Risk in Contracts,” Association of Corporate Counsel, July 16, 2015
  • “Surety Bonds and Insurance Issues,” Masters Seminar sponsored by Thompson Hine LLP, Cleveland, November 2010
  • “Update on Ohio Construction Reform,” Construction Owners Association of America, Cleveland, April 2010
  • “Insurance and Risk Management Issues,” of AIA Contracts and Beyond,  Lorman Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2009
  • “Construction Lending from the Ground Up,” American Bar Association, Boston Program, October 2004
  • “Insurance, Bonds and Indemnifications for Construction Projects,” Sterling Education Seminars, October 2004
  • “Selected Construction Insurance,” 2003 ICSC Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana Symposium, June 2003
  • “When Casualty Strikes Your Construction Project: Insurance and Workout Issues,” American Bar Association, Washington, DC, 2002
  • “Key Clauses in Construction Contracts and Architectural Agreements,” Ohio State Bar Association, July 2001
  • “Selected Issues in Construction Contracts,” Cleveland Bar Association, June 2000
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2003 to 2024 for Construction Law and Real Estate Law; named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland
  • Selected to the Ohio Super Lawyers list, 2004 to present
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction, Ohio, 2010 to present
  • Listed in The Legal 500 in Construction, 2011, 2014 to 2023; Sport, 2021 to 2023

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Industry and Real Property Section
  • Ohio State Bar Association, member of Real Property Section
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, member of Real Estate Section


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1986
  • College of Wooster, B.A., 1980

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio