Ruzicka Law Firm, LLC

Len Ruzicka

Len Ruzicka

Len Ruzicka has over 45 years of experience providing legal advice to design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors in every aspect of the design and construction of commercial, industrial, and public projects. Len's primary focus is to achieve his client's business objectives in a cost-effective manner.

Practice Areas

  • Legal advice to the construction industry
  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator

Representative Experience

  • Mediator. Participated in numerous mediations both as a mediator and party representative. Certified as a neutral for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and Missouri Rule 17 Neutral.
  • Arbitrator. Participated in numerous construction arbitrations both as an arbitrator and party representative. Certified by the American Arbitration Association and Missouri Rule 17.
  • Counsel in numerous construction claims involving differing site conditions, defective, ambiguous and/or incomplete design, extra work, access, and other issues for heavy civil, industrial, and commercial projects.
  • Counsel in numerous claims involving alleged engineering failures.
  • Developed a comprehensive training program for contract and subcontract administration for all participants in the engineering and construction process.
  • Prepared and negotiated claims packages involving extended and additional site overhead, home office overhead, and loss of productivity damages.
  • Involved in due diligence on numerous construction and engineering-related target companies and participated in the acquisition of three companies in recent years.
  • Represented owners, engineers, and contractors in the negotiating and drafting of engineer-procure-construct agreements and other related agreements for a number of biofuels facilities using both grain and livestock byproduct as feedstock. Also provided ongoing advice during construction and start-up for such projects.
  • Counsel in numerous construction-related labor grievances and arbitrations.
  • Counsel in numerous OSHA citations related to construction.


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Georgetown University, B.A., Economics, 1967

Of Note

Len's extensive experience as general counsel and senior officer of construction, engineering, and real estate development companies has made him uniquely qualified to advise participants in all aspects of this industry.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1974
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Missouri Bar Association