Frederick T. Bills
Partner

Frederick Bills focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation and professional malpractice claims against design professionals, as well as insurance defense matters.  Prior to joining Weston Hurd, Fred was an Assistant County Prosecutor with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office where he gained invaluable experience and learned how to prepare for trial quickly and effectively.  His experience as a prosecutor includes a jury trial conviction for two co-defendants for murder.

Education

  • Ashland University, B.A. magna cum laude, 2005
  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 2008

Experience

Former Assistant County Prosecutor, Franklin County

Appointed as the arson prosecutor in the juvenile division (March-September 2010)

Juvenile gang prosecutor (September 2010-October 2011)

Experience as an assistant county prosecutor includes: 70 bench trials, 10 suppression hearings, 25 bind over proceedings, four contested competency hearings, three jury trials.

Experience as a grand jury prosecutor presiding over 500 felony indictments.

Representative Matters

Represented an architectural firm in arbitration against claims by the owner in a ground-up construction project for a hotel in which plaintiff was seeking judgment in excess of $6 million from the design team and the construction team.

Represented a consulting architect acting as a construction administrator in a geothermal HVAC project against claims by the owner for damages in excess of $2 million against the design team and the construction team.

Represented an engineering firm against claims by the contractor in a steam generating system project for a power company against claims seeking in excess of $2 million.

Representative workers’ compensation experience includes:
-Handling workers’ compensation matters at the administrative level;
-Arguing nearly 50 hearings at the DHO and SHO levels;
-Experience with post-hearing reports and strategy.

Professional Associations

Columbus Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio
United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio


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