Patrick A. Drewry is a Partner with DSV, and concentrates his practice in the areas of construction law, construction litigation, public contract law and surety law.  Patrick has extensive experience representing general and prime contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, owners and sureties on a variety of legal matters on both public and private construction projects.  He assists his clients from project commencement on bidding and contract drafting and negotiations, through project management and field performance issues such as change orders, differing site conditions, construction defects, delays and payment claims, and ultimately through project conclusion and claim resolution in mediation, arbitration and litigation.  Through his years of representation of clients in the construction industry, Patrick has gained a unique and practical perspective on protecting his clients through front-end and proactive job risk management while guiding them through complex construction disputes.

Patrick is a frequent author and lecturer on construction law topics for construction trade associations and professional business organizations.  He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction and the Indiana State Bar Association, Construction and Surety Law Section.


Purdue University, B.A., Dean’s Scholar, 1998
Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, J.D., 2001.

Bar Admissions

Indiana Supreme and Appellate Courts, 2001
United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana, 2001


American Bar Association

  • Forum on Construction (Member of Division 9 Specialty Trade Contractors and Suppliers)
  • Public Contract Law Section
  • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
  • Litigation Section (Construction Litigation Committee)

Indiana State Bar Association

  • Construction and Surety Law Section
  • Litigation Section

Trade Associations

  • Indiana Subcontractors Association (Education Committee – Vice Chairman)
  • Indiana Construction Roundtable (Membership Committee)
  • Electric League of Indiana, (Board of Directors)
  • Indiana Construction Association (Scholarship Committee)

Honors and Recognitions

Indiana Rising Star in the Practice Area of Construction Litigation, 2009-2016

Civic and Community Involvement

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Board of Directors)
Immaculate Heart of Mary (Athletic Commission, Prior Service on School Commission)

Author & Lecturer, “Two for Tuesday Legal Series”, Construction Advancement Foundation, 2012

Author & Lecturer, “Using A Mechanic’s Lien to get Your Money”, National Business Institute, 2011

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Lien Law”, Lorman Education Services, 2011

Author & Lecturer, “The Construction Contract – Protections and Pitfalls” Construction Advancement     Foundation (CAF), 2010

Author & Lecturer, “Construction Claims and Contracts,” CAF, 2009

Author & Lecturer, “The New AIA 2007 Documents,” Indiana CPA Society and Central Indiana Chapter of CFMA, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “Top Ten legal Mistakes Contractors Make”, Indiana Construction Association (ICA), 2010

Author & Lecturer, “How to Get Paid in Tough Times,” Indiana Construction Association, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “The New 2007 AIA Documents,” CAF, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “Subcontract Agreements”, ICA Construction Advancement Institute, 2007

Author & Lecturer, “The Risk of Contractual Indemnification: A Panel Discussion on Negotiating Indemnifications Provisions,” ICA Construction Institute, 2006

Author & Lecturer, “A Practical Guide to Construction Liens”, National Business Institute, 2010, 2012

Author & Lecturer, “Understanding the New Generation of AIA Standard Contract Forms,” Lorman Education Services (Lorman), 2009

Author & Lecturer, “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts”, Lorman, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “Managing Construction Projects in Indiana”, Lorman, 2006, 2007 and 2008

Author & Lecturer, “What To Do When Construction Projects Go Bad in Indiana”, Lorman, 2006

Author & Lecturer, “Indiana Mechanic’s Lien Law”, Lorman, 2005 and 2008

Author & Lecturer, “AIA Contracts in Indiana”, Lorman, 2005, 2008

Author & Lecturer, “Creative Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation Avoidance (Design, Specifications, Contractor Defects and Defaults, Payment Claims)”, Lorman, 2003-2004

Author & Lecturer, “Mechanic’s Liens and Claims Against Bonded Construction Projects:, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, (ICLEF), 2010

Author & Lecturer, “Payment Claims and Remedies”, ICLEF, 2004

Contributing Author & Lecturer, “Construction Claims (Defective Specifications, Payment Claims)”, Lorman, 2002, 2003