JOSEPH R. SPOONSTER

ATTORNEY

P: 330.563.4011

F: 330.983.9981

jspoonster@harpstbecker.com

 

ASSISTANT:

COURTNEY STUTHARD

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

cstuthard@harpstbecker.com

JOSEPH R. SPOONSTER

ATTORNEY

P: 330.563.4011

F: 330.983.9981

jspoonster@harpstbecker.com

ASSISTANT:

COURTNEY STUTHARD

P: 330.983.9971

F: 330.983.9981

cstuthard@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 past 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.

In addition to construction law, I also practice in business, real estate, and complex litigation matters.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Project Dispute Resolution Advocacy
  • Construction Defect & Contract Claims
  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation

Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • 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)

ASSOCIATIONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER POSITIONS

  • Senior Lecturer – University of Akron, College of Engineering Technology (2019-Present)
  • Subcontractors Association of Northeast Ohio, President (2019-2020)
  • Subcontractors Association of Northeast Ohio, Board Member (2014-Present)
  • Home Builders Association Summit and Portage Counties, Member (2016-Present)
  • National Association of Credit Managers, Ohio Lien Representative (2012-Present)
  • Citizens Advisory Board for Summit County Surface Water Management District, President (2019-Present)

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