Hilary Morgan

Partner

Denver & Tampa, CO, FL

Hilary Morgan, based in Denver, Colorado, and Tampa, Florida, is a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer.  She practices commercial litigation with a primary focus on construction law. Hilary’s familiarity with construction began at a young age with her father working as a general contractor and other family members working as architects and engineers. Growing up in Stuart, Florida, where development was a primary driver of the local economy, she gained an appreciation and understanding of the complexities of large commercial construction projects.

Hilary has represented virtually every type of client in relation to a construction project. At the beginning of her career, she represented surety bond companies which gave her a working knowledge of surety bonds which she utilizes in helping her current clients. Currently, Hilary represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, suppliers, and others in all aspects of construction law. She handles issues relating to all aspects of construction law, including liens, surety bonds, contracts, delay, scheduling, insurance, construction defects, bid protests, licensing, and other related issues.

Hilary represents clients in litigation and arbitration, as well as outside of litigation, such as claims avoidance, contract review and drafting, and resolving change order or site condition disputes and other disputes arising on site.

News:

Hilary Morgan Selected as 1 of 3 Finalists for U.S. Construction Young Professional of the Year by Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)

Hilary Morgan Obtains Board Certification in Construction Law

Hilary Morgan Nominated Tampa Bay Businesswoman of the Year – Tampa Bay Business Journal

Hilary Morgan Named General Counsel to National Women in Roofing

Hilary Morgan Interviewed by Construction Executive Magazine

  • 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
  • Treasure Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Association
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court
  • Metropolitan Ministries volunteer
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Environmental Moot Court Team
  • Vanderbilt University Women’s Swim Team
  • Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences Council, President
  • 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
  • Construction & Infrastructure Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Florida Bar
    • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law
  • U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Administrative/Regulatory Law, Construction Law, and Litigation - Construction, 2021-2022
  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law
  • Tampa Magazine, Best Construction Attorney, 2018
  • U.S. Young Construction Professional of the Year, National Finalist, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year Finalist, 2017
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2017-2019, 2021
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2007, cum laude
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