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Scott D. Garbo

fax +1 313.309.6854

Scott Garbo provides legal advice on and litigates construction and commercial matters. He principally represents construction professionals including contractors, engineers, architects, developers, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, real estate investment trusts, and construction owners.

Scott advises clients on every aspect of a project and the construction business, including contracting; risk-mitigation practices; claims, liens, and bonds; guidance to resolve project issues and disputes; and litigation and arbitration. Scott also represents businesses on a wide array of commercial issues.

Scott regularly presents to construction-industry associations and clients on a wide variety of legal issues, and frequently publishes updates on construction law. As the fourth generation in his family to participate in the construction industry, Scott worked for various construction trades while obtaining his business and law degrees, and now applies his first-hand experience in the construction industry to representing his clients.


J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 2007
B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 2004


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law; Litigation – Construction by Best Lawyers (2022-2024)


Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association Construction Panel

Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA)

State Bar of Michigan (Real Estate Law Section – Construction Committee)

American Council of Engineering Companies

Associated General Contractors

Geoprofessional Business Association, Legal Affairs Committee

Colorado Bar Association

Venetian Club

State Bar Licenses

Michigan, Colorado

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct, District of Colorado
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Ohio