Andrew J. Natale

Of Counsel 216.274.2320


Andrew J. Natale devotes his practice solely to construction law, where he represents general contractors, design/builders, surety companies, subcontractors, specialty trades, suppliers, manufacturers, developers, lenders, owners, and design professionals in all aspects of construction law, including arbitration, mediation and complex commercial litigation.

Andy has extensive experience with construction-related litigation, mediation, arbitration, claims management and avoidance, insurance coverage, and contract negotiation. His national recognition comes from his experience as an arbitrator and mediator for complex construction disputes.

Andy’s significant experience includes representing and counseling clients in construction project risk management and project documentation, claims development and defense, lien and bond claim issues, schedule disputes, extra work and defective work issues, insurance coverage matters, and competitive bid contests.

Outside of his practice, Andy frequently speaks  on construction and surety claims, damages, liability theories and other construction contract and legal topics in Ohio and throughout the United States.



University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1989.


University of Dayton B.A., 1986.

Community Involvement

Football Coach, CYO Athletics, 7th & 8th Grade, 20 years.


Inductee, 2017 Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame.

Awards & Distinctions

Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Cleveland for Construction, The Best Lawyers in America®, 2012, 2017.


Ranked Band 1 (highest ranking) in Chambers USA: America’s Guide to Leading Lawyers for Business in Construction, 2003-17 (14 consecutive years).


AV® Preeminent™ Rated, by Martindale-Hubbell.


The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2006-18 (twelve consecutive years).


Ohio Super Lawyers®, 2004-17 (fourteen consecutive years).


Hall of Fame Inductee: Diocese of Cleveland CYO (Catholic Youth Organization), 2017.


Named to the International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers.


Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Ohio Bar


Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. 


United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and Southern District of Ohio.


AAA Panel of Construction Industry Neutrals, including Large Complex Case Neutrals.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Arbitration Association’s Forum on Construction Industry: Panel Member, Construction Industry Arbitrator, Mediator, 1993-Present.


Construction Employers’ Association: Member.


Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Member.


Ohio Contractors Association: Member.


Surety Association of Ohio: Member.