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Hilary Morgan | Partner

Hilary Morgan is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer who represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, surety bond law, litigation, arbitration, construction defects, contract review and drafting, delay claims, bid protests, design professional liability, corporate law, and administrative law. Hilary’s familiarity with the construction industry is deep-rooted. Her family operated a national ladder manufacturing company, Flint Ladders, based in Connecticut, for over 100 years. Growing up in Stuart, Florida, her father was a general contractor and later transitioned to be a landscape architect. Her family ties to the construction industry continue: her sister and brother-in-law are civil engineers and her father-in-law operates a contracting company.

Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2007, cum laude
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Admissions

  • Florida Bar
  • U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida
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Publications

  • National Utility Contractors Association, Presenter, Changed and Concealed Site Conditions, 2019
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Convention, Presenter, Managing Subconsultants and Liability as a Consulting Engineer, 2018
  • GovCon Conference, Presenter, Key Contract Provisions​ in Federal Contracting​, 2018
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Con​vention, Presenter​​,​ Design Professionals’​​ Individual Liability for Negligence, 2017
  • Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, Annual Conference, Speaker, Women Empowering Each Other in Construction, 2017
  • Co-Author of Amazon Best Selling Book, OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry, 2016
  • “Affiliate: Friend or Foe? How the Acquisition of an Affiliate Can Lead to Denial or Revocation of FDOT Certification,” Florida Transportation Builder Magazine, 2014
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Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class, Class of 2018, Co-Chair
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class of 2017, Graduate
  • National Associated Builders and Contractors, Young Professionals Committee
  • National Women in Roofing, General Counsel
  • The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee
  • Suncoast Utility Contractors Association, Past Associate Director
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Tampa Chapter, Past Officer
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Womens Transportation Seminar
  • Treasure Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Association
  • Propeller Club, Port of Tampa
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
  • Metropolitan Ministries volunteer
  • MacDill Officers’ Spouses Club
  • University of Florida Environmental Moot Court Team
  • University of Florida Land Use Student Award
  • Vanderbilt University Women’s Swim Team
  • Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences Council, President
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Honors and Activities

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law
  • Chambers & Partners Diversity & Inclusion Awards (USA), Shortlisted for Gender Diversity Lawyer of the Year, 2019
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Corporate Law Attorney, 2019
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer (Construction), 2017-2019
  • Tampa Magazine, Top Construction Attorney, 2018
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, U.S. Young Construction Professional of the Year, National Finalist, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, Businesswoman of the Year Finalist, 2017
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