C. Michael Shull, III

T 502.568.0239
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Michael is a member at Frost Brown Todd LLC and focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. Michael's client representations range from casinos and ENR Top 400 contractors to design firms and subcontractors. He has handled cases involving coastal bridges, high-rise hotels and casinos, shopping malls, mixed use developments, subdivisions and highways. He has experience with claims involving delay costs, differing site conditions, defective plans and specifications, change order disputes, terminations and lost production. Michael has represented clients in court or in ADR proceedings in Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, and elsewhere. He also writes, reviews and negotiates contracts for owners, designers and contractors, often for projects exceeding $100 million. Michael has advised clients from most U.S. states, the Republic of Ireland, and Switzerland.

Prior to pursuing his legal career, Michael was a research engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Center (formerly the research division of the Kentucky Department of Transportation), where he gained experience with highway construction materials and pavement drainage systems, along with pavement life monitoring, bridge stability testing and alternative pavement systems. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering in addition to his law degree.

Michael is a published authority on construction law topics, as well as a former assistant adjunct professor for the construction Law course at Southern Polytechnic State University.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Recognized by Louisville Business First as one of the "20 People to Know in Law," 2015
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2013-2015
  • Chambers USA, Litigation: Construction

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2009

Non-FBT Publications and Events

“Construction Project Documentation”
ABC of Kentuckiana, 2010

“Construction Payment Issues”
ABC of Middle Tennessee, 2009

Georgia Lien and Bond Law
Lorman Seminars, 2001-2005

Georgia Construction Law
Lorman Seminars, 2001-2005

“Tumultuous Kentucky Legislative Session Generates Several Bills Relating to the Construction Industry”
FBT News, April 2010

“Chapter 6: Colorado Construction and Design Law”
A State-By-State Guide to Construction & Design Law, 2nd Ed.
American Bar Association, 2009

“Chapter 25: Contract Clauses—Managing, Allocating, and Transferring Construction Project Risks”
A Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Construction Law
Colorado Bar Association, 2008

“Chapter 26: Colorado State and Local Taxation of the Construction Industry”
A Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Construction Law
Colorado Bar Association, 2008

“Procurement Law: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Rhode Island Chapters”
AGC’s Fifty State Public Procurement Matrix
Associated General Contractors, 2001, 2005 (update).

“Chapter 21: Differing Site (Changed) Conditions”
Construction Business Handbook, 2nd Ed. Aspen Publishers, 2003.

“Changed Conditions”
Construction Briefings, Second Series, Federal Publications 2000

Other Contact Info


Mindy Burt
T 502.779.8598