Dean’s Roudtable with Donald Leach, Managing Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl
February 18, 2010
Donald Leach, ’82, Managing Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl Columbus Office
Donald B. Leach, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the Columbus office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Construction Practice Group where his practice focus is on construction-related contracting, disputes and business matters.
Mr. Leach has extensive experience representing owner/developers and contractors in prosecuting and defending all types of construction lien, contract and bond cases on both public and private projects He also has extensive experience drafting contracts tailored to clients’ specific needs. He assisted in the drafting of Ohio’s mechanics’ lien law and is a frequent presenter on that law and other construction topics.
Mr. Leach serves as General Counsel to the Associated Builders and Contractors, Central Ohio Chapter and the Ohio Structural Steel and Architectural Metals Association. He is the former President of the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio and received that organization’s highest award, the Cornerstone Award, in 2003. In addition, Mr. Leach just completed service as President of City Council and Mayor of Upper Arlington, Ohio.
In November, 2009 Mr. Leach was appointed by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the Ohio Board of Building Standards, which establishes Ohio’s building codes and certifies and regulates building officials and departments throughout the state.