Bruce D. Partington


Professional Experience:

Bruce D. Partington’s personal philosophy for tackling each case is simple: thorough preparation regarding all aspects of the case including legal, factual, and technical. Board Certified in Construction Law since 2005, his practice is largely devoted to this area as well as other commercial, real property, and insurance litigation. Partington regularly represents those involved with the construction and development process such as private owners and developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

He is regularly called upon for his experience in both contract drafting and dispute resolution processes in public and private projects throughout Florida and beyond, in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration and mediation.

Partington followed in his father’s footsteps and has been practicing law at Clark Partington for more than 29 years. His greatest hope for the future of his practice is that more clients will come to understand their lawyers as trusted advisors who can assist in avoiding problems, rather than only being hired to help solve problems after they have already occurred. When he’s not expanding his knowledge on the ever-changing world of law, he enjoys spending time with his family, sailing, backpacking, and doing anything in, on, or around the water.

  • AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow, 2018
  • Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA), Charter Fellow, 2017
  • Florida Bar, Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Super Lawyer”, 2006-2022
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

  • The Florida Bar, Construction Law Certification Committee, 2015-2021, Chair 2019-20, Vice Chair 2018-2019
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors, 1994-2000
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association, Member
  • Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, President
  • Diversity Law Institute, Member
  • Leadership Pensacola, Class of 1994
  • Order of Maximus, Barrister
  • Pensacola Museum of Art, Trustee and Secretary
  • Pensacola Museum of Art, Vice President
  • Pensacola Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, President
  • Trial Law Institute, Member
  • Rights and Liabilities of the Owner, Chapter 2 of Florida Construction Law and Practice, The Florida Bar (1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2011 and 2016 Revisions)
  • Constructive Service of Process, Chapter 7, Florida Real Property Litigation (March 1993)(co-author with William E. Bond, Jr.), and 1996 Revision
  • Shareholder Derivative Actions, Part B of Chapter 13 “Particular Actions and Proceedings.” American Inns of Court Series on Florida Civil Procedure, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (1996)
  • When Construction Projects Go Bad (2007) Lorman Educational Services; author and presenter of 25% of materials
  • The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues (2004), author and presenter of one-third of the materials
  • Construction Law in Florida, Seminar presented by Lorman Educational Services (2003), author and presenter of entire seminar and materials
  • Design Law in Florida, Seminar presented by Lorman Education Services (2000), author and presenter of one-half of seminar and materials
  • Construction Liens in Florida, Seminar presented by Lorman Education Services(1999 and 2000), author and presenter of one-half of seminar and materials
  • Accounts Stated, Open Accounts and Goods Sold, Chapter 12 of Legal Forms and Worksheets (Fla. Bar CLE1999 Ed.) (Reviewed and edited)
  • Construction Liens and Defenses, Construction Law Seminar, Outline and Presentation, The Florida Bar (1998)
  • Judgments & Enforcement, Construction Law Seminar, Outline and Presentation, The Florida Bar (1997)
  • Comment, Frith Revisited: Practice Under Florida’s Development of Regional Impact Statute , 6 J. Land Use & Envt’l Law 107 (1990)

Bruce D. Partington


Pensacola, FL
Tallahassee, FL


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Legal Secretary

Jaime Carruth


Bridget DeArman

Denise Wilkerson

Areas of Practice
  • Appeals & Trial Support
  • Business & Banking
    • Financial Institutions
  • Construction & Development
    • Construction & Litigation
    • Lien, Surety Law & Products Liability
    • Real Estate Transactions & Real Property Development
  • Litigation
    • Administrative
    • Arbitration & Mediation
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
    • Real Estate Litigation
  • Insurance Law


  • Board Certified in Construction Law


  • J.D., Florida State University, with honors, 1990
  • B.A., Washington & Lee University, cum laude, 1987


Admittance to Practice
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

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