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Laura Jo Lieffers

Laura Jo Lieffers

Associate

Overview

Laura Jo Lieffers represents architects, engineers,  contractors,  developers, and owners in various types of construction matters. Laura Jo earned a professional degree in architecture and has experience in both traditional architectural practice and remedial design and construction.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked with architectural expert witnesses focusing on remedial architecture and construction litigation. Laura Jo uses her legal skills and background in design and construction to advise construction clients throughout the planning and construction processes, while also handling any construction defect claims.

Laura Jo also handles general liability and complex commercial matters from inception to trial.

Recognition

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Leader in the Law (2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • The Florida Bar
  • Associate Member, The American Institute of Architects
  • Member and  Past Board Member, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Pinellas County Chapter
  • The Jefferson Society
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court (2012-2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Specifications Institute, Annual CDT Boot Camp:
    • AIA A201 General Conditions Overview – Contractual Duties and Responsibilities, (2013-present)
  • AIA 2017 Documents: Owner-Architect Agreements & Sustainable Design and Construction (January 2018).
  • “Altman’s Aftermath: Reaction to the Recent Interpretation of Florida’s Right to Repair Law,” CLM Construction Conference, Chicago (September 2018).

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL (J.D., 2013)
    • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.
    • Certificate of Concentration, Advocacy
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI (B.Arch, AIA, 2008)
    • Presenter of Group Research at the Environmental Design Research Association International Conference, Veracruz, Mexico (2008)
  • Institute of Fine Arts at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy (2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
Clerkships
  • Hon. Rex M. Barbas, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida

Background

  • Associate Attorney, Moyer Law Group, St. Petersburg, FL (2015-2019)
  • Associate Attorney, Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Petersburg, FL (2013–2015)
  • Intern to the Honorable Rex M. Barbas, Juvenile Delinquency Division, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Tampa, FL (2013)
  • Legal Intern, MacFarlane Ferguson and Mcmullen, P.A., Tampa, FL (2012)
  • Expert Witness Assistant, Williams Building Diagnostics Inc., Bradenton, FL (2009-2013)

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