About J. Norman Stark

Attorney (Ohio Bar) / Registered Architect Emeritus (Ohio), 42 yrs combined professional experience.

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J. NORMAN STARK , Attorney-at-Law

Registered Architect Emeritus (A.I.A., NCARB)


Circuit Civil Court Mediator (Cert. FL,, OH)

1109 Carnegie Avenue · Cleveland, Ohio 44115 U.S.A.

· (216) 531—5310 x7100 · Cel: (216) 310-7100 ·

Email: www.[email protected]


J. NORMAN STARK, is an Attorney-at-Law (OH Bar), Registered Architect Emeritus, (AIA, NCARB), Registered Landscape Architect (OH), Interior Architectural Designer, and Senior Appraiser (ASA). He is an experienced Mediator, Arbitrator and Litigator with 40+ years of professional experience.

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© and co-author of the CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS INVESTIGATION WORKLIST©. He has also participated as a featured guest speaker-lecturer in many state, national and international conferences and conventions in legal, business, and technical construction industry seminars.

Mr. Stark is the co-author and Attorney-commentator of "On the Dotted Line - - - - -a Capsule Look at Law " ©, previously featured daily, on Radio Station WCLV-FM 95.5; with M.C.D. Stark, co-author, Producer and Director.

A Corporate Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Architects Society of Ohio (ASO), Professional Member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and Senior Member, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Mr. Stark has been an active member of several business, industry and technical associations. With more than 40 years of combined professional practice in law and architecture, he holds current professional registration as an Architect Emeritus in Ohio, and nationally with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Appointed by former Ohio Governor, now the late Senator, Hon. George V. Voinovich, Mr. Stark served as the sole Architect-Attorney Member of the Ohio Board of Building Standards from 1997 to 2001.



Mr. Stark has served as Chair of AAA National Arbitration Panels, and as Arbitrator in Court-Appointed Arbitration, as well as a Mediator. He has been called upon to serve as an expert witness for the State of Ohio, and for Legal Counsel and business entities in facility planning, design, intellectual property, and construction-related cases, as well as intellectual property-design and copyright infringement matters. He has served as Counsel to Federal, State, and local governments, institutions, industries and professions, including Architects, Engineers, General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers. He has also served as a Construction Manager on active construction projects, and has assisted in troubled project workouts, including detailed value appraisals and construction contract management. Stark is the author of the CONSTRUCTION CLAIMS INVESTIGATION WORKLIST©, published online early in 2015.

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 METLCAPâ, 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), and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations (“CMBA”), Mr. Stark has been an active Member of the National and Ohio Association for Justice (“OAJ”), formerly the Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers (OATL), and the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is actively engaged in personal and business law matters, real estate, construction law, consulting, and management. An experienced, active public speaker, Mr. Stark has appeared at national conferences, presentations, conventions, training seminars and webinars. In his professional practice, he also provides consultation, Litigation Support, and serves as a Forensic-Expert Witness consultant in personal injury, wrongful death and construction-related cases. His home and office is in Cleveland, Ohio. Email contact : [email protected].

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