JOSEPH R. SPOONSTER

ATTORNEY

P: 330.563.4011

F: 330.983.9981

jspoonster@harpstbecker.com

 

ASSISTANT:

MARTINA KLINGERMAN

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

mklingerman@harpstbecker.com

JOSEPH R. SPOONSTER

ATTORNEY

P: 330.563.4011

F: 330.983.9981

jspoonster@harpstbecker.com

ASSISTANT:

MARTINA KLINGERMAN

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

mklingerman@harpstbecker.com

I am a business lawyer who has represented construction industry clients my entire career, working with commercial and residential owners, general contractors, material suppliers and subcontractors to protect their legal interests in every possible way. In fact, I am as comfortable on a job site as I am in a courtroom. My industry-based legal and practical experience has allowed me to secure and collect millions of dollars owed to my construction clients on projects they completed across Ohio. I am the President of the Subcontractors Association of Northeast Ohio (SANEO) and I teach Legal Aspects of Construction at The University of Akron. I also serve as a frequent lecturer for our local trade associations on a variety of legal topics facing the construction industry.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Project Dispute Resolution Advocacy
  • Construction Project Planning
  • Construction Defect & Contract Claims
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Corporate Governance & Business Planning

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

  • The University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor (1999)
  • Hiram College, Bachelor of Arts (1993)

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” —Alexander Graham Bell