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Dana Chaaban focuses her practice on construction litigation. She represents owners, developers, contractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and carriers in disputes involving construction defect claims, delay claims, construction lien and insurance issues, and contracts. Dana also has experience in commercial and insurance litigation.

While in law school, Dana served as a judicial extern to former Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis of the Florida Supreme Court and to the Honorable Barbara Lagoa, then a judge on Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal and now a U.S. circuit judge for the Eleventh Circuit.


  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law, Construction Litigation (2021–2024)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity 
    • Pathfinder (2019)
  • The Florida Bar
    • Construction Law Committee of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Dade County Bar Association 
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter
    • Co-Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Florida International University College of Law
    • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing

Speaking Engagements

  • "Delay Claims," 12th Annual Florida Construction Law Conference, The Seminar Group, Miami, FL (October 10, 2023)
  • "Basic Principles of Construction Law," Insurance and Surety Committee of The Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section (November 18, 2019)
  • "Basic Principles of Construction Insurance," Lorman Education Services (May 24, 2017)
  • "General Insurance Practices and Procedures," NACM Tampa (April 21, 2017)
  • "Basic Principles of Construction Insurance," Lorman Education Services (November 18, 2016)
  • "'Voluntary Payment Provisions' in Commercial General Liability Policies," Construction Litigation Practice Group



  • Florida International University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Community and Public Service Excellence Award
  • University of Florida (B.S., magna cum laude)

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