ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
J. NORMAN STARK, is an Attorney-at-Law of the Ohio Bar, a Registered Architect, (AIA, NCARB) Registered Landscape Architect (OH), Graduate Interior Architectural Designer, Planner, and Senior Appraiser (ASA). He is a personable, experienced, enthusiasatic, inspired teacher, lecturer and public speaker.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), Kent State University School of Architecture (B. Architecture) and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University (Juris Doctor), Mr. Stark is the author of LEGAL ACTION® and CONSTRUCTION LAW BRIEF®. He is also the co-author of CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS INVESTIGATION WORKLIST® which has been well received in the United States, Canada, and abroad. He has also taught and lectured at Cleveland State University, and at numerous state and national conferences, conventions and seminars. A contributing editor to national publications of construction, professional, trade and specialty features, he is also the co-author of numerous articles in various national and international publications.
Currently, he authors and publishes weekly articles in his column "LEGALLY SPEAKING®" on LinkedIn, addressing current developments in construction, the construction-related professions, and the law.
Mr. Stark is the co-author and Attorney-commentator of "On the Dotted Line - - - - -a Capsule Look at Law " , previously featured daily, for three years, on Radio Station WCLV-FM 95.5; M.C.D. Stark, co-author, Producer and Director. He is a Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and Architects Society of Ohio (ASO), Professional Member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He has been an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Cleveland Chapter. He holds current professional registration as a Registered Architect Emeritus in Ohio, and nationally, with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Appointed by former Ohio Governor, now Senator George V. Voinovich, Mr. Stark served as a Member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards from 1997 to 2001.
Mr. Stark has served as Chairperson of AAA Arbitration Panels, and as Arbitrator in Court-Appointed Arbitration, and as a Mediator in Court-Ordered Mediation proceedings. He has also testified as an expert witness for the State of Ohio, and for individuals, their counsel, and many business entities in construction-related matters. He has served as Counsel to General Contractors and subcontractors.
With a professional and personal interest in environmental law, Mr. Stark is also the inventor and holder of two U.S. Patents, one Canadian Patent and one in Mexico. He is the current holder of exclusive U.S. Trademark registration for METLCAP, a service and technology for the environmental treatment and remediation of the eight RCRA hazardous metals wastes.
A Member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Mr. Stark is also an active Member of the Ohio Association for Justice ("OAJ"), and former Member, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is engaged in active business, personal and construction practice of law, arbitration, mediation, and expert witness testimony. He is also active in Senior personal matters and Estate Planning. He is a frequent lecturer, public speaker, and appears on radio and television, His home and offices are in Cleveland, Ohio.
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