Andrew J. Natale construction attorney

Andrew J. Natale

Senior Counsel

200 Public Square
Suite 2800
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Primary Practices

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. Andy’s industry recognitions are considerable. He’s been selected for 20 consecutive years to  Ohio Super Lawyers®, four selections to Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, and as a Best Lawyers® Cleveland Lawyer of the Year.

Andy is a frequent lecturer on a variety of construction law topics, including mechanics’ lien and bond law, construction claims and liability theories, project and claim documentation, competitive bidding, schedule issues, alternative dispute resolution, design professional liability, and construction defects.

He is certified by the Associated General Contractors of Ohio and the AGC of America to teach Building Information Modeling (BIM) courses, the Project Manager Development Program, and Risk Management courses. He also participates regularly as a speaker for Lorman Education, NBI, the Construction Employers Association, and on a variety of alternative dispute resolution topics for the American Arbitration Association.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1989
  • University of Dayton B.A., 1986
Community Involvement

Diocese of Cleveland CYO Athletics, 7th & 8th Grade, Football Coach, 20 years


Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame, Inductee, 2017

Awards & Distinctions

Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Contractors Association, 2018


Ohio Super Lawyers®, Construction Litigation, 2004-2024; Top 50 Cleveland Super Lawyers, 2018, 2021-22; Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011, 2018, 2021-22


The Best Lawyers in America®, Construction Law, 2006-24; Litigation-Construction, 2019-24; Commercial Litigation, 2019-24; Cleveland Lawyer of the Year, Construction, 2012, 2017, Construction – Litigation 2023


ChambersUSA, Construction, 2003-24


AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell


International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers


Hero Award, ALS Association, 2020

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio


U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Federal; U.S. District Courts 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