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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.

Laura Jo is board certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar.

Recognition

  • Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)
  • Florida Legal Elite Up & Comers, Florida Trend Magazine  (2019)
  • Leader in the Law Award, Florida Association for Women Lawyers (2016)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Law
  • American Institute of Architects
    • Associate Member
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Pinellas County Chapter
    • Member and  Past Board Member
  • The Jefferson Society
    • Board of Directors
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Barney Masterson American Inn of Court (2012–2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • "AIA A201 General Conditions Overview – Contractual Duties and Responsibilities," Construction Specifications Institute CDT Boot Camp (2013–present)
  • “AIA 2017 Documents: Owner-Architect Agreements and Sustainable Design,” CE Academy (November 12, 2019)
  • “AIA 2017 Documents: Owner-Architect Agreements and Sustainable Design” and “2017 Release of the AIA A201, General Conditions of a Construction Contract: What Is New?,” CSI Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL (October 29, 2019)
  • 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, IL (September 2018)
  • Presenter of Group Research at the Environmental Design Research Association Annual Conference, Veracruz, Mexico (2008)

Credentials

Education
  • Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2013)
    • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
    • Certificate of Concentration in Advocacy
  • Roger Williams University (B.Arch., 2008)
  • Institute of Fine Arts at Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy (2006)
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Board Certifications
  • Construction Law
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
Clerkships
  • Hon. Rex M. Barbas,

Background

  • Associate Attorney, Moyer Law Group, St. Petersburg, FL (2015–2019)
  • Associate Attorney, Banker Lopez Gassler P.A., Petersburg, FL (2013–2015)
  • Expert Witness Assistant, Williams Building Diagnostics Inc., Bradenton, FL (2009–2013)

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