Cassidy Ruschell Rosenthal is a Member of the firm in the Construction Service Group. Her practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on construction and business disputes. Cassidy also drafts and negotiates contracts.
Specifically, Cassidy represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, construction managers, design professionals and suppliers in a variety of construction matters including payment and performance disputes. Her representation also includes contract disputes, mechanics liens, bidding issues, surety bond matters, construction defects and delay claims.
Cassidy has handled a variety of business litigation matters in a wide range of industries. She has represented insurance companies, financial institutions, medical providers, equine industry participants, developers and manufacturers in a variety of business disputes.
•Defense verdict against an alleged mold claim
•Briefed, argued and obtained summary judgment on counterclaim for $1.5 million
•Successful result in a jury trial on behalf of a supplier against a defective material claim
•Defended owner against subcontractor's claim for breach of contract during 2-day arbitration
•Represented contractor in suit against public owner and engineering firm for claim of wrongful termination and negligent misrepresentation
•Won a jury trial defending against a subcontractor's claim for wrongful termination
Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements
•Public/private partnerships: Beyond the bridges - more facts you should know about P3s, with Joseph Matthew Ruschell, Ohio Valley Construction Conference, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Sept. 26-27, 2013
•To Litigate or Arbitrate: That is the Question,Presenter, Fayette County Bar Association Bench and Bar, June 2013
•Dangerous Intersections: Understanding and Navigating the Crossroads of Construction and the Environment, with Kenneth J. Gish, Jr., 2013 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Environmental Conference, March 5, 2013
•Current Construction Law Issues for the Real Estate Practitioner,Presenter, UK CLE, October 2012
•Division 1 Member Spotlight: Cassidy Rosenthal,The Dispute Resolver, August 1, 2012
•Kentucky Construction Law,HalfMoon Seminars, January 2012
•Kentucky Supreme Court Adopts the Economic Loss Doctrine,Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, July 5, 2011
•Legal Issues for Kentucky Design Professionals,Presenter, July 2011
•Integrated Project Delivery Contact Documents,Presenter, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Kentucky Chapter, November 2010
•Design-Build Deskbook,Author, Kentucky and Indiana Chapters, Fourth Edition, 2010
•AIA Contract Documents vs. ConsensusDOCS: Who's the Fairest of Them All?, with Anne E. Gorham, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
•Kentucky Construction Law,Author, chapter on Damages and Remedies, 2007
•Construction Lien Law in Kentucky,Co-presenter, February 2006
•Design-Build Procurement on Public Projects in Kentucky: Time for Change?,Co-author, University of Kentucky College of Law, CLE, January 2003
More Than Stites & Harbison
Cassidy is the past-president of the Fayette County Bar Association Board of Directors. She also serves on the FCBA Pro Bono Board of Directors and FCBA Foundation Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Leadership Lexington and is an active member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, serving on the Membership Committee and SPEC Committee, and previously on the Division 1 Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Steering Committee.
Kentucky Super Lawyers (2013-14)
Leadership Lexington, graduate
Lexington Opera Society, Board of Directors, 2004-09
Lexington Junior League, 2005-2010
Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14
Stites & Harbison names five new members
Cassidy Ruschell Rosenthal elected Fayette County Bar Association president