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Edward M. Whelan

Edward M. Whelan

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Business

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About Me

My practice is devoted exclusivly to construction law.  I am board certified in construction law and served on the Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee.  Prior to law school, I worked as an estimator for several mechanical/plumbing contractors in the DC area. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Construction & Development: 85%
  2. Business: 15%

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Contact Info

Whelan Construction Law, P.A.

2700 University Blvd West
Suite C2
Jacksonville, FL, 32217

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199905/07/2015
SCGood Standing199503/07/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lawyer of The Year Construction Law Jacksonville, FloridaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerKey Professional Media2014
Super LawyerKey Professional Media2013
Best Lawyers - Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Construction lawBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyersKey Professional Media2012
Best lawyers - construction lawBest Lawyers in America2012
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2011
Super LawyersKey Professional Media2011
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyersKey Professional Media2010
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2010
Best Lawyer, Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2010
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2009
Super LawyersKey Professional Media2009
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2008
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2008
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2007
Order of the CoifSouth Carolina Law School1995
Florida Board Certified in Construction LawFlorida BarN/A
Best lawyer - construction lawBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderWhelan Construction Law, P.A.2014 - Present
partnerGunster, Yoakley & Stewart2008 - 2014
PartnerAkerman Senterfitt2006 - 2014
PartnerMcGuireWoods1999 - 2006
EstimatorMagnolia Plumbing1991 - 1993
EstimatorE.J Murray Company1988 - 1991

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Construction Law CommitteeMember2007 - Present
Florida BarCommittee Member, Construction Law Certification Committee2006 - 2011
Episcopal Childrens ServicesTrustee2006 - 2009
American Bar Association, Construction Industry ForumMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMemberN/A
South Carolina Bar, Constitution Law SectionMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Eby V. The Jacksonville Transprotation AuthorityDefeated a $10 million dollar claim

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Aspen PublishersFlorida Chapter State By State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims2006
Aspen PublishersOwner's Implied Warranty of Adequacy of the Plans and Specifications (Spearin Warranty): A Primer on its Application and Limitations2005
ABA Forum on the Construction IndustrySouth Carolina Chapter, The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada1997
Aspen PublicationsSouth Carolina Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor LicensingN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of Maryland, College ParkFinance, EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
In-House Client SeminarCondominum LawN/A
Design/Build Construction ManagementDesign/Build RisksN/A
DBIA Florida ConventionDesign/Build Legal RisksN/A
Client In-House SeminarConstruction ContractsN/A
CLEConstruction LawN/A
CLEConstruction Lien LawN/A