500 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 1610
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 244-4944
Fax: (502) 244-4744
University of Louisville, J.D.
Centre College, B.A., History/English
Bruce Stigger is a Co-Founder and Partner of Manion Stigger, LLC. Since 1988, Bruce has exclusively represented general contractors, subcontractors, developers, owners, suppliers, and sureties in all facets of the construction process, from the preparation of contract documents to counseling on business and legal issues that arise during projects and the resolution of disputes. His work has involved a myriad of private and public projects from the construction of office buildings, roads, and sewers to hospitals, power plants, water treatment facilities, and sports venues.
Bruce is experienced in handling the difficult issues that can arise in complex arbitration and litigation including intricate claims pertaining to extra work, defective work, delays, suspension of work and loss of productivity, liens, subcontractors, insurance coverage, surety, and other related issues. He has handled numerous construction claims throughout the country before arbitration tribunals, state and federal trial courts, state, and federal appeals courts, Boards of Contract Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky. Bruce was appointed to the Order Of Maximus by Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) for trying to verdict or arbitrating to decision one hundred or more cases.
Bruce has been responsible for achieving numerous successful results for clients, including converting terminations for default to convenience, prosecuting delay and impact claims against state and local owners, and confirming law in Kentucky that allows claims by contractors against owners and designers. Bruce is one of the most sought-after professionals in the field because of both his legal acumen and his personal commitment to his clients. He is included in the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law and Litigation – Construction and is the recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® rating, given to attorneys ranked at the highest level by their peers.
American Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Indiana/Kentucky
Diversity Law Institute (DLI)
Trial Law Institute (TLI)
Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA)
The Best Lawyers in America® 2021-2022
Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® rating 2014-2021
Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Order of Maximus
Supreme Court of Kentucky
United States Claims Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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