Bruce Partington has been appointed to the Florida Bar’s Construction Law Board Certification Committee, beginning July 1, 2015. He is a senior litigator in the firm’s construction litigation section. Bruce regularly represents an array of participants in the construction and development process from private owners and developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. He was Board Certified in Construction Law in 2005, which was the first year it was offered. Bruce has experience in both contract drafting and dispute resolution processes in public and private projects throughout Northwest Florida, in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation.
The Florida Bar’s Construction Law Board Certification Committee reviews the competency and experience of attorneys seeking the “Florida Bar Board Certified” certification for construction law. Lawyers certified in construction law deal with matters relating to the design and construction of improvements on private and public projects including, but not limited to, construction dispute resolution, contract negotiation, preparation, award and administration, lobbying in governmental hearings, oversight and document review, construction scheduling analysis and delay claims, lending and insurance, construction licensing, and the analysis and litigation of problems arising out of the Florida Construction Lien Law.
Every board certified construction lawyer has practiced law on a full-time basis for at least five years and been substantially involved-40 percent or more-in the area of construction law during the three years preceding application. Each certified lawyer must also have passed peer review, completed 45 hours of continuing legal education within the three years preceding application and passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills and proficiency in the field of construction law to justify the representation of special competence.