Gregory chairs the Construction Law area of the law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter in Columbus, Ohio, where he regularly represents subcontractors, general contractors, architects, owners and others in the construction industry. He currently serves as general counsel to the American Subcontractors Association (“ASA”), National Ground Water Association (“NGWA”), Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (“AWCI”) and Steel Framing Industry Association (“SFIA”).
Gregory has been actively involved as a third-party neutral and advocate in ADR procedures on complex construction projects, including mediation and arbitration. Gregory has represented all parties to the construction process in dozens of mediations involving complex and sizable disputes. He has also served as a mediator in many construction disputes involving public works and he is a neutral for the American Arbitration Association and other organizations. He has trained arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and is on its Advisory Panel.
Gregory has acted as owner’s counsel on some of Ohio’s largest construction projects, including the Butler Regional Highway, Schottenstein Center Arena, the Ohio Stadium Renovation and Columbus Commons/Scioto Mile Redevelopment. He has represented public authorities on construction projects involving schools, universities, municipalities, highways, health districts and public housing, in addition to the contractors, subcontractors and suppliers constructing these types of public works.
Gregory initiated the legislation that resulted in Ohio’s new Mechanic’s Lien law and drafted Ohio’s first Prompt Payment Act, which has become a model for several other states. He also helped negotiate, draft and pass Ohio’s Fairness in Construction Contracting Act.
Gregory was named as the only attorney in Central Ohio to Business First’s “Who’s Who in Construction, Architecture and Engineering,” and is regularly recognized as one of “America’s Leading Construction Lawyers” in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Ohio Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in International Construction Lawyers and other publications.
Gregory graduated cum laude from Miami University and received his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.