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Ross D. Ginsberg


Ross Ginsberg focuses his practice on representation of project participants in a wide variety of construction projects. He has provided advice, contracting, and litigation support to owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professional in projects as varied as energy producing plants, manufacturing facilities, stadium projects, transportation projects, other infrastructure projects, hotels and casinos.  Ross has a national practice with cases and projects sited within and outside of the United States. 


Tufts University, B.A.,  1990

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1993
Most Outstanding Third Year Law Student

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Connecticut Bar Association 
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Representative Experience

Successfully defended contractor against claims that cruise ship piers in Honduras were defectively constructed requiring complete replacement estimated to cost approximately $15 million.  In addition, client prevailed on its multi-million dollar counterclaim.

Represented engineers in connection with a number of stadium projects.  Representation includes contracting, advice and representation in connection with litigation arising out of owner and fabricator disputes. 

Obtained summary judgment on a claim against the engineer of record for a stormwater  vault.  The case arose out of settlement damage to a neighboring apartment building with damages of approximately $9 million. 

Successfully defended architect of luxury boutique hotel on South Beach against Owner’s claims of cost overruns totaling $17 million.

Successfully defended supplier of cableway crane towers in $74 million dispute.

Successfully defended design professionals in $75 million dispute over the adequacy of design of bridge in Charleston, South Carolina.

Obtained defense verdict for engineers in multi-million dollar claim arising out of collapse of a cofferdam.

Successful defense of designer of ethanol production facility in $10 million claim.

Defended management consultant in connection with a variety of claims arising out of one of the nation's largest public construction projects.

Obtained favorable resolution of claim by lender against client-recording artist in connection with a multi-million dollar securitization transaction.

Successfully represented independent members of board of directors in highly publicized shareholder derivative suit relating to control of a privately held company.

Represented former employee in age discrimination action against national corporation and obtained multi-million dollar jury verdict.

Successfully defended former director of failed bank in action by FDIC to recover bank losses.

Awards & Recognitions

Best Lawyers® 2013-2020, Construction Law

Super Lawyers Magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers List, Construction Litigation (2012-2019)

Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, Top Business Lawyer (2009-2013)

Super Lawyers Magazine, Massachusetts Rising Stars List, Construction Litigation (2005)

Litigation Counsel of American, Fellow

News & Publications

Ginsberg, Ross and Matthew Marrone, "Balancing Optimism With Pragmatism: Allocating Risk in Construction Contracts,” Construction Executive, April 13, 2018.

Client Alert: Florida Legislature Grants Individual Design Professionals Protections of Contractual Limitation of Liability Provisions, July 2, 2013.

Client Alert: Florida Supreme Court Downsizes the Economic Loss Rule, March 12, 2013.

Events & Speaking Engagements

Presentation at Beazley Expert Retreat on "Design-Build from the Engineer's Perspective," May 6, 2010.