D. Scott Gurney

T 513.651.6841
F 513.651.6981
301 East Fourth Street
Great American Tower, Suite 3300
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

D. Scott Gurney is a member of Frost Brown Todd's Construction Law Group. Scott advises and represents contractors and other participants in the construction industry on risk management, contracts, bid disputes, mechanics' liens and payment matters, schedule delay and disruption claims, defect claims, and mediation, arbitration, and litigation of construction disputes. Scott has been recognized as a leading construction attorney in multiple national reviews and is on the American Arbitration Association (AAA) National Roster of Construction Industry arbitrators. He is past Chairman of the Cincinnati Bar Association's Construction Law Committee, is a past member of the Board of Directors of Allied Construction Industries (AGC-Cincinnati), and is on AGC of Ohio's Legislative Committee. Scott served as Co-Chair of the Spirit of Construction Foundation’s 2015 Celebration of Construction Gala.

Scott is a frequent speaker at national construction conferences, including the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) Construction Risk Conference and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management.

Representative Experience

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Construction, 2008-2017
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2005-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Legal 500
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
  • AAA National Roster of Construction Industry arbitrators

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry; Committee on Construction Litigation
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Allied Construction Industries (AGC-Cincinnati), Board of Directors, 2008-2009; Education Committee, 1998-2004; Membership Committee, 2004-2009
  • Associated General Contractors of Ohio, Legislative Committee
  • Ohio Contractors Association

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Perspectives on Public-Private Partnerships, 33rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference, San Diego, November 7-21, 2013

World Risk and Insurance News, Interview, IRMI Construction Risk Conference, December 2013

Public Private Partnerships - The Nuts and Bolts, Ohio Contractor's Association, Columbus, December 3, 2012

Prefab and Modular Systems - A Case Study on Risks/Rewards, 32nd IRMI Risk Conference, Orlando,  November 14, 2012

Risk Management Strategies for Partnering with DBE's, 31st IRMI Conference,  San Diego, November 16, 2011

"Ten Ways to Minimize Risk and Avoid Disputes"

How to Deal with a Problem Project - A Case Study

Designing a Successful Project and Claims Documentation Program

Killer Contract Issues for GCs and Subcontractors

Design-Build Contracting and Subcontracting

How to Deal with Mold and Mold Claims

Other Contact Info


Cynthia McGraw
T 513.651.6135