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Carlton Fields Expands National Construction Practice with Addition of Board Certified Attorney Dara L. Lindquist

Orlando, Fla. – Carlton Fields is pleased to announce the expansion of its nationally recognized Construction Practice with the addition of construction law expert Dara L. Lindquist in Orlando. Board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, Lindquist has a deep understanding of the full range of legal issues involved in any construction project.

“Dara is an outstanding lawyer who has achieved great results across Florida,” said Carlton Fields Shareholder Wm. Cary Wright, who leads the firm’s Construction Practice. “She bolsters our roster of experienced litigators as we handle a steadily increasing volume of construction cases for our clients.”

Lindquist joins one of the top construction practices in the country. Carlton Fields is ranked No. 13 nationally in Construction Executive magazine’s 2020 Top 50 Construction Law Firms List. For 18 consecutive years, the firm has ranked No. 1 for Construction in Florida in Chambers USA. Carlton Fields' construction litigation practice earned a national first-tier ranking in The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Guide. With the addition of Lindquist, the firm’s experienced team includes eight attorneys who are board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar.

“Carlton Fields has an impressive bench of construction attorneys in Florida and across the country,” Lindquist said. “I’m excited to work with exceptional lawyers whom I have known for years and to grow my practice.”

Lindquist represents developers, contractors, and owners in a wide spectrum of construction-related matters. For more than a decade, she has advised clients in complex contract, lien, bond, and procurement disputes, as well as appeals throughout Florida. Lindquist has handled numerous multimillion-dollar construction defect cases involving residential, multifamily, and single-family homes, condominiums, and commercial buildings. She is also experienced in contract drafting and review and dispute resolution.

“Dara is known for attaining effective and efficient resolutions for her clients, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the firm,” said Orlando Office Co-Managing Shareholder and real estate attorney Dan DeCubellis.

Lindquist earned her J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and her B.A. from the University of Florida. She volunteers with My Safe Harbor Inc., a nonprofit founded by her mother to help Florida children in need, and with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.


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