Greg Parsons is a Member of the firm in the Lexington office and a member of the Construction Service Group. Greg's practice area is litigation, with a particular emphasis on representing clients in construction and business disputes. He also drafts and reviews construction contracts and participates in alternative dispute resolution as an advocate and neutral. He has handled litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Connecticut, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.
•Represented a bank at trial resulting in a judgment of approximately $2 million in favor of our client that included an award of compensatory damages and treble damages, plus attorneys fees for claims of fraud, breach of contract, conversion and piercing the corporate veil.
•Served as co-counsel for a contractor in a multi-issue arbitration involving a manufacturing facility that resulted in an award that was favorable to our client.
•Was trial counsel for a hospital in a complex contract dispute that resulted in our client receiving its requested relief.
•Obtained a summary judgment for a large general contractor against an owner awarding our client $1.5 million in damages including out-of-pocket costs, lost profits, and attorney's fees.
•Obtained a $1.7 million judgment on behalf of an investment firm in a breach of contract case.
•Won an arbitration award on behalf of a hotel owner against a contractor for negligent misrepresentation regarding the construction budget and recovered substantial cost overruns, despite the fact that parties had a cost-plus contract with no guaranteed maximum price.
•Successfully represented a trade organization in the Kentucky Supreme Court in overturning an unauthorized practice of law opinion relating to real estate closings.
What Clients Say
I have the greatest respect for Greg Parsons and would highly recommend him.
- Best Lawyers, 2009
His calm, respectful demeanor in the courtroom . . . great source of strength and confidence for me . . .
- Best Lawyers, 2009
. . . one of the best attorneys that the Bank could have retained . . . very knowledgeable and well-prepared . . .
- Best Lawyers, 2009
Recent Articles and Speaking Engagements
•U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract, with Buckner Hinkle, Jr., Stites & Harbison Client Alert, December 16, 2013
•How effective are forum selection clauses in design or construction contracts?,Stites & Harbison Client Alert, April 30, 2013
•Green Law: A Collection of Case Studies and Lessons Learned,American Institute of Architects Trade Fair, Louisville, KY., February 26, 2013
•The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project Construction Documents - An Overview of the Recent Changes,Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Client Alert, May 2, 2012
•Customized Arbitration Clauses,CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, spring meeting, 2006
•Alternative Dispute Resolution in Equine Law,Annual National Conference on Equine Law sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Law, May 2005
•Mediation and Arbitration, Getting Your Money's Worth,Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers Annual Convention, April 2004
•Getting Your Money and Your Money's Worth,Associated General Contractors of Kentucky, March 2004
•Getting Your Money's Worth in Campus Construction,Morehead State University, October 2003
•Kentucky Construction Law-Can this Job be Saved?,Lorman Education Seminar, August 2000
•Mediating the Complex Dispute,presentation at the Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention, June 1999
•Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Kentucky,Lorman Education Services, March 1999
•Kentucky Lien Law,National Business Institute, May 1998
•Kentucky Lien Law,National Business Institute, May 1997
More Than Stites & Harbison
Greg currently serves as a Panel Chair for Inquiry Commission of the Kentucky Bar Association. He is also a member of the KBA's Budget and Finance Committee.
Besides Stites & Harbison
Greg enjoys music, tennis, golf, movies and investing.
Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Construction Litigation for 2013 (2007-14)
Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law (2013)
Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation - Construction (2012)
Kentucky Super Lawyers (2007-14)
Super Lawyers honors Stites & Harbison's Kentucky attorneys for 2013-14
Eighty-nine Stites & Harbison attorneys honored by Best Lawyers in America for 2014
Best Lawyers names Stites & Harbison attorneys as 2012 Lawyers of the Year
Seventy-five Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America
Thirty-five Stites & Harbison attorneys selected for inclusion on Kentucky Super Lawyers for 2001
Stites & Harbison names new Lexington Office Executive Member
Seventy-two Stites & Harbison attorneys honored in Best Lawyers in America
Lexington Office, Executive Member
Management Committee, 2006-10
Construction Service Group, past chair
Recruiting Committee, past chair