October 11, 2022 / Press Release

Tom Nocar certified as construction arbitrator through AAA

Brings nearly 40 years of experience as a lawyer and former contractor to serve parties in construction arbitrations

Construction attorney and co-chair of Porter Wright’s Construction Practice Group J. Thomas (Tom) Nocar has successfully completed his certification to become an active arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association Roster of Construction Arbitrators.  In addition to representing clients in arbitrations, Tom is now available throughout the U.S. to serve as a neutral for parties in construction disputes.

The AAA® Panel of Construction Arbitrators is the premier panel for the out-of-court resolution of construction disputes. As a construction attorney at Porter Wright — and a former construction industry executive for 26 years — Tom’s broad and hands-on, construction and legal background lends him the multi-faceted knowledge, experience and proficiency the AAA demands from its construction industry arbitrators.

Tom brings nearly 40 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, including serving as an attorney and construction management leader. Tom’s qualifications also include multiple ABA Forum on Construction Law and other alternative dispute resolution trainings, and experience serving as counsel for clients in numerous mediations and arbitrations in disputes ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. He has been named to Ohio Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition for every year since 2019 and has presented on construction legal topics at numerous conferences and webinars, including the ABA Forum on Construction Law, the Construction SuperConference, and the Builder’s Exchange of Central Ohio.

Tom was activated as an arbitrator this past summer and has been added to the AAA Panel of Construction Arbitrators Roster of Neutrals. In addition, he has been added to the ABA Forum on Construction Law – Division 1 Neutral Directory. Although based in Ohio, Tom is now able to serve as an arbitrator anywhere in the U.S.

About the AAA
The American Arbitration Association is the nation’s leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services. The AAA is committed to offering a Panel of Construction Arbitrators in whom parties can have the utmost confidence, comprised of individuals with whom the Association has a strong and positive relationship and is based primarily on caseload needs and user preferences.