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Darren Duzyk, Mediator & Arbitrator, Lexington, Kentucky.

Darren Duzyk

Darren J. Duzyk, PLLC
P.O. Box 21806
Lexington, KY 40522
Tel: (859) 559-2450
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Recognized to Kentucky Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
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  • Practice Commenced2003
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)60
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)70
Current Practice


Mr. Duzyk is an arbitrator, mediator, attorney and neutral with the majority of his practice being devoted to resolution of disputes in the construction industry and design profession.  Licensed to practice in Virginia and Kentucky, Mr. Duzyk has over 30 years of experience including field roles as a project manager in structural steel and work in large scale heavy highway construction, asphalt production and site work as a laborer/equipment operator, estimator and operations manager. Previously served as Adjunct Faculty Member in the University of Kentucky-College of Engineering’s Construction Engineering Management Graduate Program and as the General Counsel/Director of Risk Management of a large transportation/bridge contractor with diversified interests in commercial building construction and construction materials production while also managing one of the company’s operating divisions and serving in overall company management.

He has been a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Construction (Large Complex Panel) and Commercial Panels since 2010 and has served as both panel chair and as a sole arbitrator on numerous matters involving projects in multiple states. As an active mediator since 2003, he has handled both arbitrations and mediations involving disputes over delay, disruption and scheduling impacts; default, construction defects and project-related performance issues; and professional malpractice claims on projects in various industries including automotive, agricultural production and other specialty processing facilities, university athletic and academic facilities, high rise residential and office buildings, churches, courthouses, schools, parking structures, bridges, roadways, utility/power facilities and other infrastructure projects.  

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Industrial
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mining
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate


  • Juris Doctorate (1992) – University of Richmond School of Law
  • Certificate in Comparative Law (1990) – Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Concentration in Finance) (1989) – University of Richmond School of Business Administration
  • American Arbitration Association – Member Construction (Large Complex Panel) and Commercial Panels since 2010.  Multiple annual continuing education courses in Arbitrator best practices since 2010.
  • Advanced Chairing Workshop and Administration   Practice Workshop (2005) – Dispute Review Board Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Advanced Chairing Workshop and Administration & Practice Workshop (2006) – Ohio Department of Transportation/Dispute Review Board Foundation, Columbus, OH
  • Forty Hour Mediator Training Program (2003) – International Center for Dispute Resolution, Louisville, KY

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Construction Panel of Neutrals-American Arbitration Association (Large Complex Panel)
  • Member, Roster of Mediators-American Arbitration Association
  • Member, American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Review Board Panel of Construction Neutrals
  • Member, Dispute Review Board Foundation Panel of Construction Neutrals
  • Member, West Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin & Colorado Departments of Transportation Dispute Review Board Panel of Neutrals
  • American Bar Association-Forum on the Construction Industry, Section for Dispute Resolution
  • Kentucky Bar Association – Construction and Public Contract Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association – Construction and Public Contract Law Section
  • Mediation Association of Kentucky

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