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Lee McGraw Brewer

Of Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Surety & Fidelity Law

Lee McGraw Brewer is Of Counsel to our growing team. An attorney for more than 33 years, Ms. Brewer is a specialist in all aspects of Surety and Fidelity Law and oversees the firm’s new office in Columbus, Ohio. She is licensed to practice law in Ohio and admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio and the Eastern District of Michigan. Ms. Brewer is also a panelist for the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction and Consumer Arbitrators.

Ms. Brewer is a member of the American Bar Association, Tort and Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (“FSLC”), where she serves as a Vice-Chair, and Forum on the Construction Industry Section, the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association and Surety Association of Ohio. Ms. Brewer is a former member of the National Bond Claims Association, where she served as a past Director. She also served on the board of the Surety Association of Ohio.

Ms. Brewer has frequently appeared as a speaker, has written multiple articles, chapters on Fidelity and Surety law topics and served as a co-editor of the recent publication by the American Bar Association, “Arbitration and the Surety”.

Prior to joining Lipson Neilson, Ms. Brewer has handled claims in-house for multiple sureties, served as a partner in a fidelity and surety consulting firm, and has spent more than 20 years in private practice as an attorney.

Lee has frequently appeared as a speaker before the National Bond Claim Association, American Bar Association TIPS/FSLC, National Association of Surety Bond Producers, Fidelity and Surety Claim Institute, Surety Association of Ohio, Fidelity Law Association and RIMS on both surety and fidelity topics.

She has also written multiple articles and chapters on Fidelity and Surety law topics, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-Editor – Arbitration and the Surety, ABA Publishing, May 13, 2020.  Presented at the 2018 midwinter meeting of the ABA/TIPS/FSLC.
  • 2016 – “Ethical Limits in Settlement Negotiations”, American Bar Association’s The Brief, Spring 2016 Vol. 45, No. 3 with co-authors Christopher J. Brasco, Maureen P. Taylor and Adam M. Tuckman.
  • 2015 – “Completion by the Bond Obligee.”  Presented at the 2015 Spring meeting of the ABA/TIPS/FSLC with co-author O. Harb.
  • 2014 – “Computer Fraud Coverage:  Balancing the Needs of the Insured Against the Risk and Cost Associated with the Product.”  Presented at the 2014 Northeast Bond Conference with co-author O. Harb.
  • 2014 – “A Practical Approach To Understanding The Ethical Limits On Attorney Behavior In the Arena of Settlement Negotiations.”  Presented at the 2014 Spring meeting of the ABA/TIPS/FSLC.
  • 2013 – “Pay If Paid” Provisions in Ohio – Guidance Anticipated from Supreme Court of Ohio.”  Published in Alber Crafton, PSC newsletter.
  • 2010 – “Exhaustion – What Does it Mean?” Published in The Fidelity Law Journal, Volume XVI, October 2010.  Presented at the 2009 Fidelity Law Association Meeting.
  • 2009 – The Law of Performance Bonds, “Claims and Defenses Asserted By Principals Or Indemnitors Against The Surety,” (Chapter 10 – ABA Publishing 2009) and presented at the 2009 Spring Meeting of the ABA/TIPS/FSLC.
  • 2006 – Contributing Author to “Terminating a Contractor:  Three Perspectives” published in Bricker & Eckler, LLP Attorneys at Law com, January 2006.
  • 2006 – Author for Ohio section of Contractor’s State License Bonds”.  ABA Publishing, 2006.
  • 2005 – “A Practical Guide to Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine for a Surety.”  Presented at the 2005 Surety Claims Institute meeting.
  • 2004 – Lecture – The Surety’s Decision to Finance or Buy Back its Bond – sponsored by the American Bar Association – Hartford, CT.
  • 2004 – Panelist – Mediating the Fidelity Claim – American Bar Association Mid-Winter Meeting of the Tort and Insurance Practice Fidelity and Surety Law Committee – San Francisco, CA.
  • 1997 – Commentary on the decision in Arntz Contracting Co. vs. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, 96 Cal. Daily Op. Service 5301; 96 Daily Journal DAR 8581; 1996 Cal. App. LEXIS 681 – National Association of Surety Bond Producers – Denver, CO.
  • 1993 – “Prior Dishonesty and Automatic Termination:  Has Tom the Piper’s Son Ruined His Life Forever?”  Presented to the National Bond Claims Association – Pinehurst, NC.
  • J.D. from Capital University Law School (cum laude)
  • M.B.A. from Capital University
  • B.S. in Accounting from the University of Tennessee
  • Ohio

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