Ronald G. Robey

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Ronald G. Robey attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, as a National Merit Scholar. He graduated with high distinction in the Honors Program at the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in 1974. In 1977, Ron graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law where he was Lead Articles Editor of the University of Kentucky Law Journal, was Order of the Coif at graduation and received special awards in Constitutional Law and in Torts.

Ron joined Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP in 1977 and has practiced exclusively in the areas of construction law, insurance and government contracts since that time. He is admitted to the Bars of the States of Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, and Nevada, and is admitted to numerous Federal Courts. He is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and the Public Contract Law Section.

Ron has negotiated and drafted hundreds of construction contracts. Also, he has handled construction and insurance disputes (CGL, builders risk, excess and reinsurance, professional liability and OPPI). The projects have included high rise condominiums, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, prisons, casinos, highways, airports, manufacturing facilities, locks and dams, steel plants, superfund sites, power plants, office buildings, and federal government facilities. His federal government contract experiences include claims and projects involving the Corps of Engineers, Navy, Air Force, Veteran’s Administration, and the FAA. He has extensive experience with small and disadvantaged business issues in the federal and state procurement systems. He also has experience with false claims in federal and in state procurement.


•Bridge Project in Florida
•Numerous Casino/Hotel Projects in Las Vegas and Indian Gaming Projects in Various States
•Construction Projects in China
•Convention Center and Hotel Complex outside Washington, D.C.
•Las Vegas High-Rise Condominium
•Las Vegas Hotel & Casino - Litigation
•Las Vegas Hotel & Casino - Multiple Arbitrations
•Represented museum owner in construction of a major museum project - Arbitration
•Slaughterhouse & Packaging Facility in Central Florida
•False Claims Defense in California and North Carolina
•Special Operations Facilities, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
•Numerous High-Rises in Miami and Miami Beach
•Museum of Science, Miami, Florida

Articles & Publications

•Co-Editor of Common Sense Construction Law (5th Edition).
The Project Labor Agreement is Back!, Common Sense Contract Law (March 15, 2012)


•Recent Issues in Insurance and Bonding - Smith Currie’s 49th Annual Update Seminar - March 5, 2019 - Atlanta, GA
•The Rise of In-House Design (Panelist) - AGC Annual Risk Management Convention - January 29, 2019 - Bonita Springs, FL
•Managing Risks When Disputes Become Inevitable - Smith Currie’s East Lake Championship Seminar - September 21, 2018
•Elevating the Standard of Care in Design-Build Contracts - Lockton National Construction and Design Conference - September 6, 2017 - Kansas City, MO
•Top 20 Construction Insurance Cases - Smith Currie’s 47th Annual Update Seminar - March 2-3, 2017 - Atlanta, GA
•Making the Best of a Bad Situation. Where and How Contractors Can Find Insurance Coverage for Civil Violations of the False Claims Act - Smith Currie’s 46th Annual Update Seminar - May 5, 2016 - Fort Lauderdale, FL
•Identifying, Avoiding, Mitigating, and Insuring Environmental Risk in Construction - AGC 2018 Construction Environmental Conference - September 12, 2018 - Washington, DC
•Managing P3 Contracts - P3 Hub Americas Conference - September 26, 2017 - Washington, DC
•Elevating the Standard of Care in Design-Build Projects - New Day Underwriting Managers - March 7, 2017 - Webinar
•Recent Trends in the Standard of Care for the Design of Design-Build Projects - AGC Annual Risk Management Conference - January 31, 2017 - Naples, FL
•Construction Law, Insurance and Ethics - ICSC John T. Riordan School for Retail Real Estate Professionals - April 27, 2016 - Scottsdale, AZ
•Making the Best of a Bad Situation. Where and How Contractors Can Find Insurance Coverage for Civil Violations of the False Claims Act - AGC 2016 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management - February 2, 2016 - Naples, FL
•Insurance and Risk Management - September 29, 2015 - Aventura, FL
•SCH Annual Construction Law Update Seminar - February 26-27, 2015 - Atlanta, GA
•Small Business Seminar - December 11, 2014 - Columbia, SC
•November 12, 2014 - National Association of Surety Bond Producers False Claim Issues - Washington, DC
•February 20, 2014 - Federal Construction Contracting Regulatory Update - Washington, DC
•June 6, 2013 - Emerging Small Business Trends - Jacksonville, FL
•May 2013 - The Small Business Federal Contracting Environment in 2013 - Birmingham, AL
•February 21-22, 2013 - SCH Construction Law Update Conference 2013, Atlanta, GA
•January 23, 2013 - Bidding For and Performing Federal Contracts Seminar - Las Vegas, NV

Community/Civic Involvement

•Atlanta Council on Citizens with Disabilities

Other Experience


Business & Commercial Law

Business Organizations

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Construction Law
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
404.582.8018  Phone
404.688.0671  Fax
University Attended:
Centre College, 1970-1971; University of Kentucky, B.A., with distinction, Honors Program, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Kentucky Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor, 1976 - 1977, 1977
Year of First Admission:
1978, Kentucky; 2009, Nevada; 1977, Georgia; 2008, Michigan; 2011, New York; 1990, Florida

Professional Affiliations

•ABA Forum on Construction Law, Member ABA
•ABA Public Contract Law Division, Member


Peer Reviews

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