Daniel E. Fuchs



[email protected]

Louisville Office

500 W. Jefferson St., Suite 1610        Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 244-4944                                  Fax: (502) 244-4744


University of Louisville, J.D., cum laude

  • Louisville Law Review

Vanderbilt University, B.E., Civil Engineering, cum laude


Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners Certified Engineer Intern

Daniel E. Fuchs


Danny Fuchs is a Partner at Manion Stigger, LLP. Danny has extensive experience supporting general contractors, specialty subcontractors, owners, suppliers, and design professionals in the construction of power generation plants, petrochemical facilities, paper mills, food processing plants, governmental buildings, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, and multifamily facilities across the country. Danny was educated as a civil engineer, worked for a heavy civil contractor, and leans heavily on his years of experience in project management to provide practical advice and meaningful analysis.

Danny has drafted and negotiated contracts for project delivery through design-bid-build, design-build, EPC agreements, construction management at-risk and as-advisor, and fast-track construction methods. He has successfully resolved disputes involving scheduling problems, acceleration, delays, productivity impact, defective construction, defective design, termination, and bond claims through litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

During a project, Danny’s clients regularly look to him to minimize operational risks and manage problems to avoid disputes and deliver a successful project outcome. Danny’s experiences – both in the field and in his legal practice – provide him with the unique ability to address legal issues on a project site with practical considerations in mind. Danny has been selected for the Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for his work in Construction Litigation as an acknowledgment of his efforts.

  • Recovered subcontractor delay and impact costs and defended against counterclaims to recover contract balance on 755-MW combined-cycle power generation project through arbitration.
  • Advised county government on completion of new judicial center through termination of non-performing contractor and resolution of disputes.
  • Recovered additional costs incurred by contractor for extra-contractual scope work performed on petrochemical facility.
  • Recovered payment for subcontractors from project owners through mechanic’s lien foreclosure action where general contractor was insolvent.
  • Negotiated $73 million design-build contract for the construction of a healthcare facility. 
  • Assisted in the prosecution and defense of delay claims on the construction of $180 million facility.
  • Drafted family of construction contracts for national organization’s use on its facilities nationwide.
  • Represented specialty subcontractor in claims of over $10 million due to contractor’s active interference and defenses to default under subcontract.

American Bar Association

  • Forum on Construction Law, Division IX: Subcontractors & Suppliers; Division XII Owners & Project Finance
  • Litigation Section, Construction Litigation Committee

Indiana State Bar Association

  • Construction Law Section, Council Member

Kentucky Bar Association

  • Construction & Public Contract Law Section, Past Chair

Louisville Bar Association


Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA)

  • Fellow

Kentucky Super Lawyers 2023

  • Construction Litigation: Business

Kentucky Super Lawyers Rising Star 2015-2022

  • Construction Litigation: Business 

BAR Admissions

Commonwealth of Kentucky

State of Indiana

State of New Mexico

State of Maryland

COURT Admissions

United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana