Brian A. Veeneman


P 502-562-7365

F 502-589-0309


400 West Market Street

Suite 2000

Louisville, KY 40202

Brian Veeneman is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team. He maintains an active litigation practice representing primarily public and private construction owners, general and specialty contractors, material suppliers, design professionals and bonding companies across the country on engineering and construction-related issues.  His work involves counsel regarding contract drafting, standardization and negotiation while providing advice to project participants prior to commencement of the project.  Mr. Veeneman also resolves problems arising either during a project or post-project completion including issues relating to scope, defective design or construction, scheduling or delay, safety (OSHA), prevailing wage, payment, surety bonds, mechanics' liens and project close out, among others.  Mr. Veeneman leads clients through all types of dispute resolution procedures, including negotiation, mediation, administrative hearings, binding arbitration, litigation and appeals.

  • Honors 
    • Recognized by his peers as a Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015 - 2017
    • Louisville Business First Forty Under 40 – 2011
  • Education 

    2005 - J. D., University of Louisville School of Law

    2005 - MBA, University of Louisville

    2000 - B.S. (Chemical Engineering), University of Louisville

  • Publication and Presentation Topics 
    • Understanding Construction Contract Essentials
    • Understanding Issues in Contract Administration
    • Engineering Law: Law of Engineering Malpractice
    • Reviewing Contracts for Design Services
    • Construction Contracts and OSHA Seminar
    • Do Your Contracts for Design and Construction of a Healthcare Facility Require Compliance with Applicable Healthcare Laws?
    • My contract contains a warranty provision – Isn’t that a good thing?
    • Health Care Reform – Trends in Health Care Design and Construction
    • Liquidated and Consequential Damages
    • You want to build a new facility or addition – Is all you have to do is hire someone and plan the grand opening?
    • What Every Health Lawyer Needs to Know about Construction
    • Construction Safety and Compliance from a Legal Perspective
    • The Decision to Arbitrate
    • Risks of Waiving Consequential Damages
    • The Effects of Healthcare Reform on Infrastructure Development Projects
    • Am I bound by terms in a contractor’s agreement or proposal I did not sign?
    • Construction Contract Issues Seminar
    • Healthcare Construction – The potential Fisks of Waving Consequential Damages
    • Healthcare Construction Projects
    • The Purpose and Effects of a Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Lien
    • Keeping Construction Projects on Schedule
    • Health Care Facility Construction Contracts
    • Contract Review
    • Building a Solid Foundation – Construction Contract Issues for Health Care Facilities
    • KY Fairness in Construction Act 2007 / Mechanics Lien seminar
  • Professional Activities and Memberships 
    • American Bar Association
      • Forum on the Construction Industry
        • Division 9 – Specialty Trade Contractors and Suppliers
        • Division 12 – Owners & Lenders
      • Litigation Section
    • Kentucky Bar Association
      • Construction and Public Contract Law Section
        • Chair, 2013-2015
        • Chair Elect, 2011-2013
        • Vice Chair, 2009-2011
    • Louisville Bar Association
    • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Admissions 
    • Kentucky
    • U.S. District Courts, Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky
  • Civic Involvement 
    • Rotary Club of Louisville, Leadership Fellows Committee - Vice Chair; Rotaract Committee - Past Chair
    • Medical News, Editorial Board Member
    • Louisville Health Enterprise Network, Health Care Fellow, 2013