Ryan R. Loghry
Construction law has been a core part of Mr. Loghry's law practice for over seventeen years. He has successfully handled commercial and residential construction matters ranging in value from thousands to millions of dollars and has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in state court, federal court, arbitrations, and mediations. Mr. Loghry has also litigated business and other complex disputes since 2001. Many of these lawsuits involved contracts, so he knows what contract language works, what does not work, and where the risk lies. He uses this litigation experience when counseling clients and when drafting contracts and other legal documents. Mr. Loghry's goal is to create clear and understandable documents that effectively manage risk and proactively avoid disputes when possible. He takes pride in translating complex legal concepts into sound, understandable advice. Mr. Loghry is pleased to bring his experience handling complex disputes to those needing help in contested divorce, custody, property settlement, and other family law matters.
Obtained substantial recovery for project owner in construction defect litigation involving claims against general contractor, architect, and performance bond surety exceeding $1,100,000 in federal court and arbitration.
Helped client enforce contractual rights and recover over $450,000.
Helped general contractor recover over $125,000 for its delay and extra work claims against project owner.
Advised residential property owner regarding water damage claim resulting from construction defects.
Part of legal team that successfully defended property owner against multi-million dollar premises liability and OSHA claims after a tragic fall by contractor. Auslander Properties, LLC v. Nalley, 2016-SC-99 (Ky. 2018).
Represented business co-owner in complex litigation in federal district court, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, state court, and in an arbitration, concluding with a negotiated buy-out agreement.
Advised subcontractor on mechanics' lien rights and helped it recover amounts due on four residential projects without litigation.
Counseled construction client on rights, risks, and opportunities under applicable contract.
Counseled corporate client on changes in the law affecting its organization and updated bylaws and corporate policies accordingly.
Represented general contractor in litigation involving undisclosed subsurface conditions and delay claims exceeding $940,000 on sewer line project, while defending against owner's claims for defects and liquidated damages. Resulted in favorable settlement.
Obtained substantial recovery for homeowners in residential construction defect case involving claims exceeding $450,000.
Drafted buy/sell agreement, lease amendment, closing affidavits, and deed on behalf of seller in $372,000 sale of commercial office condominium.
Helped material suppliers file mechanics' liens and bond claims on public and private construction projects to recover amounts due.
Served as court-appointed receiver to administer settlement fund.
Kentucky (all courts)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Ky.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Ky.
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Kentucky Bar Association
Construction & Public Contract Law Section
Civil Litigation Section
Business Law Section
Family Law Section
American Bar Association
Forum on Construction Law
Construction Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division
University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., 2001, magna cum laude
Arkansas Law Review
Charles Thomas Pearson Fellow
University of Kentucky, B.B.A., 1998, summa cum laude
Departmental Honors in Finance
Departmental Honors in Management
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Pepperdine University School of Law
Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution
Mediating the Litigated Case, 2015 (Washington, D.C.)
SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2015
AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbel, 2018
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BEFORE LOGHRY LAW, PLLC
Mr. Loghry started his legal career with Stites & Harbison, PLLC. While there, he led the firm's effort to write the book, Kentucky Construction Law (2007), and authored the following chapters: Sources of Kentucky Construction Law, Design Professional and Contractor Licensing, Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens, Construction Disputes - Theories of Liability, and Residential Construction. He also practiced law with a Lexington, KY defense law firm and was general counsel to an educational 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
When not at work, Mr. Loghry enjoys spending time with his children. He also enjoys hiking, kayaking, fitness, and reading books on American history, faith, and personal growth. He has completed two Tough Mudders, a day of Ford Racing School in a Boss 302, and believes that Augusta National Golf Club is, quite possibly, the best place on Earth. Mr. Loghry is also an avid sports fan and was a 4-year varsity letterman on the UK golf team.