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Patrick J.Sweeney


Patrick J.Sweeney

  • Contributing author of the Baldwin’s Ohio Construction Law Manual, WEST/Thomson Reuters, February 2009
  • Co-author, “Contractor Licensing Law,” in The Architect’s Guide to Design-Build Services (American Institute of Architects 2003 ed.)
  • “Coverage Won’t Come Cheap, But It’s Essential,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, August 12-18, 2002
  • “BIM/Integrated Project Delivery” section of “AIA Contracts and Beyond,” Lorman Seminar, Cleveland, May 14, 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 20, 2003
  • “When Casualty Strikes Your Construction Project: Insurance and Workout Issues,” American Bar Association, Washington D.C., 2002
  • “Key Clauses in Construction Contracts and Architectural Agreements,” Ohio 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 2022 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, Construction, 2011, 2014 to 2017, 2019 to 2022; Sport, 2021, 2022

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