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Christopher O'Shaughnessy

Christopher O'Shaughnessy

25 years of commitment to legal problem solving and effective advocacy.
  • Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Ohio
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Biography

Christopher T. O’Shaughnessy is an attorney and the founder of The O’Shaughnessy Law Firm. For almost 25 years and with big law firm experience, Chris has served construction, real estate, business, sports, and entertainment clients as a counselor and litigator, and has handled cases all over the United States, most notably the post-9/11 World Trade Center/Deutsche Bank litigation in New York City with over $600 million in potential exposure and billions of dollars of lower Manhattan redevelopment. He has negotiated deals for, handled claims arising from, and litigated, arbitrated, and mediated disputes associated with hundreds of projects. Chris lectures frequently across the United States regarding sports and business litigation and construction law, and has been published numerous times including as an author of Baldwin’s Ohio Construction Law Manual. He was an instructor at The Ohio State University School of Architecture, teaching architectural students about the Principals of Construction Law. He is an advisor to the Association of General Contractors of Ohio and the Independent Electrical Contractors, and a regular speaker at the AGC of Ohio’s Annual Convention. He has been honored as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Business First of Central Ohio Magazine’s Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine’s Top Lawyers, a Fellow to the Columbus Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He is a graduate of the IADC Trial Academy at Stanford University Law School in Palo Alto, California. Chris has served as Chairman of the Board of After-School All-Stars Ohio since 2013 and sat with founder and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on the National Board of After-School All-Stars in Los Angeles, California. He resides in New Albany, Ohio.

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Attorney Services
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6th Circuit
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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
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U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Founding and Managing Member. Attorney and Counselor.
O'Shaughnessy Law Firm, LLC
- Current
Partner
Hahn, Loeser & Parks
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Partner
Welin, O'Shaughnessy + Scheaf LLC
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Firm Merged with McDonald Hopkins
Partner
Thompson Hine
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Partner, Associate, and Law Clerk
Lane, Alton & Horst
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Education
Capital University Law School
J.D (1997) | Law
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Honors: CALI Award for Professional Responsibility Moot Court Board Judge
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Ohio State University - Columbus
B.A. (1993) | Political Science with English minor
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
10 time Ohio Super Lawyer and three time Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers in Columbus
Columbus CEO Magazine
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Columbus CEO Magazine's Top Lawyers
Columbus CEO Magazine
Super Lawyer
Ohio Super Lawyers
Top Lawyers in Central Ohio
Business First
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar Association
Attorney
Current
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Columbus Bar Foundation
Member
Current
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Builders Exchange of Central Ohio
Member
Current
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New Albany, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Member
Current
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Columbus Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Fellow, Columbus Bar FoundationAmerican Bar AssociationOhio State Bar AssociationColumbus Bar Association, Construction Law CommitteeDefense Research Institute- Construction Law CommitteeBuilders' Exchange of Central Ohio
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Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Associate Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Baldwin’s Ohio Construction Law Manual
Baldwin
Contributing editor- Baldwin's Ohio Practice
Banks-Baldwin West Group
Foreword author and editor- The ePolicy Handbook: designing and implementing effective E-mail, Internet and software policies
New York: Amacon
Speaking Engagements
Risk Sharing in Construction & a Case Study on Mediation, Annual Convention, Charleston, South Carolina
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Covid, Claims, and Contract Negotiations in Ohio, AGC of Ohio Annual Conference, Key Largo, FL
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Construction Defects and Insurer’s Rejection of Claims, AGC of Ohio Annual Convention, Sanibel, FL
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Killer Clauses in Construction Agreements, Annual Convention, Costa Rica
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Defective Work, Delays, and Change, Annual Convention, Maui, HI
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Construction Company Succession Planning, Annual Convention, Scottsdale, AZ
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Construction Law Update, Annual Convention, Cancun, Mexico
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Fairness in Contracting and Pricing of Claims, Annual Convention, Puerto Rico
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
National Construction and Real Estate Update, Annual Convention, Hawaii
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Legal Considerations in Architecture 751, Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University School of Architecture
Construction Law Update, Annual Conference, Key Largo, FL
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Local Government Negotiations in Oil & Mineral Rights, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
National Business Institute
What To Do When Construction Projects Go Bad, Thompson Hine's Annual Client Summit, Cleveland, Ohio
Thompson Hine
Recurring Job Site Problems, Annual Convention, Palm Springs, CA
Associated General Contractors of Ohio
Recent Updates to Ohio Prevailing Wage Law, Thompson Hine Client Summit, Cleveland, Ohio
Thompson Hine
Construction Contracts from A to Z, CLE SEminar, Columbus, Ohio
National Business Institute
Intellectual Property Essentials for Engineers, Engineering continuing education training, Columbus, Ohio
HalfMoon Seminars
Mechanics Liens, Kroger's Annual Midwest Regional Meeting, Columbus, Ohio
Kroger
AIA Contracts in Ohio, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
Lorman Edicational Services
Copyright Issues, 22nd Annual Ohio Design & Construction Expo, Columbus, Ohio
Builders Exchange
The Who, What, Where, When and Whys of Architectural Copyright Law, CLE Conference, Columbus, Ohio
NBI
Copyright Ownership of Your Design, CLE Seminar, Cincinnati, Ohio
Lorman
Getting Paid: Payment Provisions and Remedies under the AIA, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
NBI
Ownership of Project Design, Copyright Licensing and Document Retention Policies, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
NBI
Design Professionals and Mechanics' Liens, CNA Insurance Company Conference, Columbus, Ohio
CNA Insurance Company
Construction Issues, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
National Business Institute
Jury Selection, Columbus, Ohio
Franklin American Inn of Court
Selection and Uses of Expert Witnesses, Columbus, Ohio
Franklin American Inn of Court
Mechanics' Liens: How the Law Affects Your Practice, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
Lorman
Toxic Mold, In-house training for clients, Columbus, Ohio
Lane, Alone & Horst
Mechanics' Lien Law and Strategies in Ohio, CLE Seminar, Columbus, Ohio
PESI
Deposition Strategies/Use of Objections, Bedrock Series, Columbus, Ohio
Columbus Bar Association
Expert Witness Qualifications, Credentials and Admissibility, CLE Institute, Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Website
O'Shaughnessy Law Firm Website
Contact & Map
O'Shaughnessy Law Firm, LLC
102 W. Main Street #370
New Albany, OH 43054
Telephone: (614) 758-7529
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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