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Laura Jo Lieffers

Laura Jo Lieffers



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 by The Florida Bar in Construction Law.


  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Leader in the Law (2016)
  • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2019)
  • Listed in Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite as an “Up & Comer” (2019)

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

  • 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).


  • 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)
    • 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
Board Certifications
  • Construction
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Florida State Courts
  • Hon. Rex M. Barbas, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida


  • 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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