Angela Marie Richie


Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
325 W. Main Street, Waterfront Plaza
West Tower, Suite 2300
Louisville, KY 40202

Tel: (502) 371-1251


Angela M. Richie is Managing Partner of the Louisville office of Gordon & Rees and is Co-Chair of the Construction practice group.

She frequently consults with steel fabricators and other members of the structural steel industry on issues such as: claims for non-payment; allegations of defective fabrication and erection of structural steel; OSHA violations and related retaliation actions; application of the Buy America(n) statutes and regulations; and contracts between steel fabricators, general contractors, and downstream detailers, structural engineers, and erectors. Ms. Richie is a frequent presenter at regional steel fabricator association meetings and seminars hosted by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Ms. Richie also assists owners, contractors, and subcontractors on a variety of construction issues ranging from construction contracts, collection of unpaid amounts, OSHA violations, mechanic’s liens, workers compensation immunity disputes, and prevailing wage disputes.

Ms. Richie became a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) on March 26, 2009, and uses her knowledge of sustainable practices to advise clients how to maximize “green” design and construction. She was the first attorney in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to achieve Green Advantage® certification in Commercial and Residential construction.

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, 2004
  • B.S., with high honors, Civil Engineering, University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV-Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America® distinction in Construction Law (2018) and Litigation – Construction (2021)
  • Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2013-19)
  • Louisville Magazine, “Top Lawyer” in the category of construction law (2012-16)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List (2016)
  • Today’s Woman, “Way to Go Woman” in the category of Professional (2013)
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, nominated and selected as finalist for the ABA National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award  (2011)
  • Assisted numerous structural steel fabricators and other members of the structural steel industry with the collection of outstanding amounts owed for labor and materials provided to various projects located around the country;
  • Assisted numerous structural steel fabricators with claims for additional compensation arising from changes in connection design complexity, changes to or errors in the structural design drawings, and impacts and delays arising from changes to fabrication and erection schedules;
  • Successfully defended a steel fabricator in a multi-million dollar claim for alleged defective fabrication;
  • Drafted numerous down-stream subcontracts between structural steel fabricators and their erectors, detailers, and vendors;
  • Consulted on numerous up-stream subcontracts between structural steel fabricators and general contractors;
  • Successfully defended numerous structural steel fabricators from OSHA citations arising from fabrication shop and jobsite fatalities, welding fume citations, and other OSHA Subpart R citations;
  • Drafted and negotiated multi-million dollar contracts on behalf of owners, contractors, and subcontractors;
  • Obtained payment of outstanding contract balances on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers;
  • Obtained summary judgment for a large construction company which resulted in the dismissal of personal injury claims covered by workers compensation insurance; and
  • Successfully defended a client in an OSHA dispute which resulted in OSHA withdrawing all of the citations and penalties originally assessed against the client.

Gordon & Rees’ Construction Group consists of more than 150 lawyers across the U.S. who focus their practice on the comprehensive range of legal service required by all participants in the construction industry – architects, engineers, design professionals, design joint ventures, owners, developers, property managers, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, product manufacturers, lenders, investors, state agencies, municipalities, and other affiliated consultants and service providers.

We serve clients who design, develop, or build all types of structures, including commercial buildings, single and multi-family residential projects, industrial facilities, universities, hospitals, museums, observatories, amusement parks, hotels, shopping centers, high-rise urban complexes, jails, airports, bridges, dams, and power plants. We have also been involved in projects for tunnels, freeways, light rail, railway stations, marinas, telecom systems and earth-retention systems. Our experience includes private, public and P3 construction projects.

The Construction Group’s lawyers have extensive experience handling a broad array of transactions and dispute resolution matters, including initial drafting, preparation, review and negotiation of contracts, project development issues, delay and disruption claims, bid protests, negotiation of restructuring agreements, cost overruns, default terminations, multi-party construction defect, mechanic’s liens, surety, warranty, environmental contamination (sick building, mold, CEQA, NEPA), product liability, geotechnical claims, errors & omissions/professional negligence, insurance, risk management, land use, regulatory issues, and copyright matters.

As the only law firm with offices and attorneys in all 50 states, we deliver maximum value to our clients by combining the resources of a full-service national firm with the local knowledge of a regional firm.

Featuring more than 1,000 lawyers nationwide, we provide comprehensive litigation and business transactions services to public and private companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees is recognized among the fastest growing and largest law firms in the country. An Am Law 100 firm, Gordon & Rees is currently ranked among the 25 largest law firms in the U.S., top 25 law firms for women attorneys, and the top 45 firms for diversity among the AmLaw 200.