J. NORMAN STARK is an Attorney-at-Law, here a Registered Architect, (AIA, NCARB) Registered Landscape Architect, Graduate Interior Designer, Planner and Senior Appraiser (ASA), admitted to practice law before the Bar of Ohio, the US District Courts, Ohio and Illinois (Central Dist.), the US Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has experience in Business, Construction, Real Property, Litigation and Construction-Legal Project Management and Construction Crisis Management. He maintains an office in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Juris Doctor, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, 1970
  • B. Architecture, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1958
  • B.F.A., Interior Arch. Design, R.I. School of Design, 1954


This practice includes formation of new businesses, and upgrade of existing businesses.


A Member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Bar Associations, an active Member of the Ohio Association of Trial Lawyers (OATL) and ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is the principal of his individual practice firm, engaged in active construction, business, and legal practice in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Attorney-at-Law Admitted Ohio Bar, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S.
  • Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, OH, IL.
  • Registered Architect N.C.A.R.B., OH, WI, TN
  • Registered Landscape Architect Ohio #276
  • City Planner, Designer
  • Senior Appraiser (ASA) Real Property Specialist
  • Inventor – Two US Patents; Canada and Mexico Patents Issued.

Public Service

Member, Ohio Board of Building Standards, Ohio Governor, Appointment
October, 1997, for Four-Year Term. 1997-2001
Trustee, Bd. Dir., Cuyahoga County Bar Association 1984-1989
Amer. Arbitration Assn., Natl Panel of 1965-Date
Consulting Architect, US Navy, NAVFACENGCOM 1972
Consulting Fee Appraiser-Specialist, State of OH 1966-Date
Inspector, US Veterans Administration & FHA 1959-1965
Consulting Land Planner, Appraiser & Fee Inspector 1970-Date
City Architect, Ohio Bldg. Code Examiner, Elyria, OH 1962-1965
Chairman, Bd. of Bldg. Stds & Appeals, Elyria, OH 1962-1965

Asst. Chief Engr., US Army, Far East Command, Japan 1955-1956
Commendation; Hon. Discharge, 1956


General, Civil, Trial, Appellate Practice, Litigation;
Construction Law, Construction Claims, Construction Contracts, Real Estate, Trade Secrets; Construction Project / Legal Crisis Management, Business Law, Mechanics Liens, Collections.

Architecture / Interior Design / Landscape Architecture;
Institutional, Medical, Educational, Governmental, Hospitality,
Industrial, Commercial., Residential Multi-Family and Single Family