Title: Mediator, Arbitrator
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Leonard A. Weakley Jr., JD, Mediator and Arbitrator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction law and litigation.
Hailing from a family of lawyers, Mr. Weakley sought to pursue the same career in his own right. Matriculating at the University of Cincinnati, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing in 1970 and a Master of Business Administration in marketing in 1973, going on to attain a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1977. At the start of his career, Mr. Weakley joined Rendigs, Fry, Kiely & Dennis – now known as Rendigs–Attorneys at Law – in 1976.
Mr. Weakley remained with the firm for 40 years, during which time he had also chaired the Construction Law Department. Following this period, he served as a general counsel for Jedson Engineering Inc. until 2021, at which time he commenced his retirement. Mr. Weakley continues to utilize his skill and experience in the field as a mediator and arbitrator.
Alongside his primary endeavors, Mr. Weakley has served Tall Stacks in various positions of high leadership, including as chairperson, president and general counsel between 1992 and 2006. He also excelled as the president of the Mariemont Board of Education and Mariemont Preservation Foundation. To remain aware of his industry, Mr. Weakley maintains his affiliation with the Kentucky Bar, Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, American Arbitration Association, Ohio Association of Civil Trail Attorneysm Northern Kentucky Bar Association and Defense Research Institute.
Upon reflection, Mr. Weakley is particularly proud to have resolved a $50 million claim against the city of Cincinnati, attributing his success to his dedication and genuine concern for his clients. Notably, he has been AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to Leading Lawyers in the Area of Construction Law by the Cincy Business Magazine from 2006 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2017.
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