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Gregory P. Parsons

  • Attorney
  • Stites & Harbison, PLLC
  • 250 W. Main St., Ste. 2300
  • Lexington, Kentucky 40507
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859) 226-2314
  • Cell: (859) 552-4771
  • Company Phone: (859) 226-2300
  • Fax: (859) 253-9144


  • Undergraduate: B.A., Business Administration University of Kentucky 1979
  • Law School: J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law 1982

Career History

Stites & Harbison PLLC, 1982-Present


Greg Parsons is a Member of Stites & Harbison PLLC in the Lexington office.  He has practiced with that firm’s Construction Service Group representing construction and business clients for thirty-nine years. The construction clients he has represented include general contractors, owners, subcontractors and steel fabricators. He has also handled matters for various businesses, financial institutions, municipalities and universities. He regularly reviews, drafts and advises clients regarding construction contracts and other related agreements. Greg counsels project participants on risk allocation, claim avoidance and resolution. He mediates disputes both as an advocate and neutral. He has litigated and arbitrated disputes involving various construction issues such as construction defects, design errors, delays, changes in scope and code compliance. He has handled construction/business litigation and arbitration matters in various jurisdictions, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Minnesota, Connecticut, West Virginia, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and the U. S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C.

Professional Activities

Kentucky Bar Association – 1982 to present

Fayette County Bar Association – 1982 to present

ABA Forum on the Construction Industry – 1995 to present

Kentucky Bar Foundation – Life Fellow

Construction Law Society of America – Fellow August 2018 to present

Kentucky Bar Association Inquiry Commission Panelist – 2011 -2017

Kentucky Bar Association Inquiry Commission Chair – 2013-2017

Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Litigation – 2007-21

Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Construction Law – 2013, 2020, 2022

Best Lawyers in America, Lexington Area Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Construction – 2012, 2015

Kentucky Super Lawyers 2007-2020

Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star – 2015-2022

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

Title Publisher Date
Enhancing the Prospects for Contractors to Have Insurance Coverage for Their Subcontractors’ Defective Work Stites & Harbison Client Alert 07/06/20
The steel tariff. What does it mean to the construction industry and to individual steel fabricators? Stites & Harbison Client Alert 06/13/18
2017 Release of Revised AIA Standard Form Agreements Stites & Harbison, PLLC Legal Update 05/03/17
U.S. Supreme Court enforces forum selection clause in a construction contract Stites & Harbison Client Alert 12/16/13
How effective are forum selection clauses in design or construction contracts? Stites & Harbison Client Alert 04/30/13
The American Institute of Architects Releases New Sustainable Project Stites & Harbison Client Alert 05/02/12
Title Publisher Date
The Trial of Complex Construction Cases 2020 Construction Law Institute, UK/CLE 11/12/20
Avoiding “Bet the Company” Legal Mistakes National Association of Steel Construction Conference 04/12/19
Due Diligence – Warning Flags Before Submitting Your Bid National Association of Steel Construction Conference 04/12/19
Navigating Legal Pitfalls in Municipal Construction Projects Kentucky League of Cities 2018 Conference and Expo, Louisville, KY 09/18/18
Making Sense of 2017 AIA Contract Documents Stites & Harbison, PLLC, Covington and Lexington, KY June 2017
Capital Construction Process for Small Institutions NACUBO 2015, Nashville, TN 07/21/15
Green Law: A Collection of Case Studies and Lessons Learned American Institute of Architects Trade Fair, Louisville, Kentucky 02/26/13
Customized Arbitration Clauses CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Spring 2006
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Equine Law Annual National Conference on Equine Law sponsored by University of Kentucky College of Law May 2005
Mediation and Arbitration, Getting Your Money’s Worth Kentucky Society for Professional Engineers Annual Convention April 2004
Getting Your Money and Your Money’s Worth Associated General Contractors of Kentucky March 2004
Getting Your Money’s Worth in Campus Construction Morehead State University October 2003
Kentucky Construction Law—Can this Job be Saved? Lorman Education Seminar August 2000
Mediating the Complex Dispute Kentucky Bar Association Annual Convention June 1999
Construction Contracting for Public Entities in Kentucky Lorman Education Services March 1999
Kentucky Lien Law National Business Institute May 1998
Kentucky Lien Law National Business Institute May 1997

Court Admissions

Kentucky Supreme Court – October 25, 1982

United States District Court for the Eastern District of KY – August 10, 1083

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit – January 6, 1984

United States Court of Federal Claims – March 7, 1990

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – January 4, 2012

Community Activities

Lexington Forum Director 2014- present, and President 2018-2019

Kentucky Bar Association Commission on the Future of the Legal Profession, Member and Co-Author of the Changing Law Firm Business Model for the Transitions Within the Practice of Law Subcommittee 2018

Shriners Hospital for Children Corporate Council Member  2016-2019

US Green Building Council  Kentucky Board Member 2016

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