Ronald A. Deneweth

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Troy, MI

Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, PC
 | 1175 West Long Lake Road, Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098
Phone: 248-290-0400
Fax: 248-290-0415
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (50%),
  • Surety (20%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ronald A. Deneweth is a founding member of the Troy, Michigan, law firm of Deneweth, Dugan & Parfitt, P.C., where he focuses his practice on construction law, including real estate, insurance, surety and fidelity cases. He has counseled contractors, insurers, lenders, owners, subcontractors and sureties from the bid process to final closeout on numerous construction projects, handling all matters of controversy and litigation along the way.

After graduating with a business economics degree from John Carroll University in Ohio, Mr. Deneweth earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Deneweth is also certified as a construction disputes arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association.

In addition to his legal career, Mr. Deneweth serves as an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches construction law. He has also lectured for organizations including the Construction Financial Management Association, Lorman Education Services and the National Business Institute.

Professional organizations that Mr. Deneweth belongs to include the Macomb County Bar Association, the Macomb County Bar Foundation, the Oakland County Bar Association and the State Bar of Michigan. He also serves on the board of directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit and was a past Board Chair.  In 2018, he received John Carroll University's Alumni Medal. In 2019, Ron was awarded the Michigan State University College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award.

Mr. Deneweth's outstanding work on behalf of clients and his pro bono contributions have earned him a variety of honors and awards. He has been listed in the publication "Best Lawyers in America,"* and been named one of the top construction lawyers by Crain's Detroit Business, Super Lawyers, and dBusiness.

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC.

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About Ronald Deneweth

Admitted: 1977, Michigan

Professional Webpage:


  • *, Michigan State University College of Law Distinguished Alumni Award, 2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Construction/Surety
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers
  • Michigan Super Lawyers-Top 100 in All Practice Areas
  • Crain’s Detroit Business–Top Construction Lawyers
  • John Carroll University Distinguished Volunteer Alumni, 2000; and John Carrol University's Alumni Medal, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Construction Disputes Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Macomb County Bar Foundation, Member
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1981
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1977
  • State Bar of Michigan, Torts and Insurance Practice, Member
  • Michigan, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • Macomb County Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • YMCA Detroit Innovation Academy
  • YMCA Detroit Leadership Academy
  • Chairman, Board of Directors of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Construction Law Michigan State University College of Law
  • November 2000 Michigan State Bar Journal, Vol 79, No. 11, Business Lawyers: Be Wary of the Michigan Builder's Trust Fund Act
  • Co-Author, Michigan Construction Law
  • Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Advanced Construction Law in Michigan-National Business Institute, 1999
  • Construction, Surety, and Bond Lien Law-Lorman Education Services, 2008
  • Business Lawyers Be Wary of the Michigan Builders Trust Fund Act, Vol. 79, Michigan Bar Journal, November, 1999
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute
  • Lecturer, Lorman Education Systems
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Lecturer, Construction and Financial Management Association

Educational Background:

  • John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio B.S. cum laude - 1974 Major: Economics
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Office Location for Ronald A. Deneweth

1175 West Long Lake Road
Suite 202
Troy, MI 48098

Phone: 248-290-0400

Fax: 248-290-0415

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Last Updated: 6/20/2019

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