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David Lee Worthy

David Lee Worthy

Practice areas:

Construction & Development, Contracts & Agreements, Business

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About Me

David, born in Reading, Pennsylvania, where his father owned a general construction business, has lived in Florida since 1980. A partner at Niesen-Price-Worthy, David has devoted his practice to construction law and litigation ever since he earned his law degree from the University of Florida in 1994. David is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of both Florida and Georgia, and has been admitted, pro hac vice, to various other states and tribal court. David is Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, and he has considerable experience in jury and non-jury trials, as well as arbitrations before privately-appointed panels and panels appointed under the American Arbitration Association rules. In addition, David has prosecuted and defended appeals at the District Court of Appeal and Circuit Court of Appeal levels. Though he has experience handling cases involving business and contract disputes, and administrative licensing disputes, David’s practice continues to focus on construction-related matters involving complex litigation. Often times, David is retained to take a proactive role and represent clients at the forefront of an upcoming project, where he will be involved in drafting and negotiating construction contracts for every aspect of the project. Throughout his career as a construction attorney, David has represented contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, county and city governments and private owners. Specific examples of matters David has handled include:


 



  • Prosecuted general contractor’s $2.5 million unpaid contract balance claim, and defended against owner’s $10.5 million alleged defect counter-claim on multi-building luxury apartment complex project – 22 day private binding arbitration.


 



  • Prosecuted county government’s $3.5 million claim against engineering firm for defective design and negligent administration of underground utilities project – 10 day jury trial.


 



  • Prosecuted two underground utility contractors’ claims, $1.13 and $1.25 million respectively, against county government for wrongful termination, delay and extended overhead damages on underground utilities project, and defended against county’s alleged $715,000 and $375,000 respective defect and delay counter-claims – first claim in 13 day binding arbitration through American Arbitration Association, and second claim settled at subsequent mediation.


 



  • Defended general contractor through final hearing and appeal stages of bid protest on a $20 million federal construction project – Federal Administrative Court action.


 



  • Prosecuted “themeing” contractor’s $600,000 wrongful termination, unpaid contract work, delay and extended overhead damages claim against Indian tribe, and defended against Tribe’s alleged defect counter-claim – settled at mediation in Tribal Court.


 



  • Prosecuted general contractor’s unpaid contract balance and lien claim against private residence owner, and defended against owner’s $200,000 alleged defect counter-claim – 8 day jury trial and defended appeal in District Court of Appeal.


 



  • Prosecuted site contractor’s $1.4 million unpaid contract balance, differing site conditions, inefficiency, delay and extended overhead claim against county government, and defended against county’s $175,000 delay claim – binding arbitration under American Arbitration Association rules; settled at mediation.


 



  • Represented and coordinated foreign representation of pre-fabricated construction component manufacturer/subcontractor on multi-million dollar projects nationwide.


 



  • Represented, drafted and negotiated contracts for specialty design/build company and construction companies for multi-million dollar projects nationwide and internationally.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Construction & Development: 85%
    21 years
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    21 years
  3. Business: 5%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robert E. Doan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Robert Doan Government Contracts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Dustin Sechrest

    I endorse and respect David. He taught me much of what I practice today when I worked as his associate a decade ago.

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    Michael Sechrest Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Niesen | Price | Worthy | Campo

5216 SW 91st Dr
Gainesville, FL, 326083006

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199507/07/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified in Construction LawFlorida Bar2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderNiesen, Price, Worthy, Campo, PA2010 - Present
MemberRobertson Group, P.L.1995 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Bar, Construction Law CommitteeMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bove Company/Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. v. SMG Celebration, LLCPrevailed on $2,500,000 Contract Balance Claim
Board of County Commissioners, Putnam County, Florida vs. Eng, Denman & Associates, Inc.Final Judgment for Putnam County for $3,263,594.41

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Lorman Education Services publicationThe Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues2008
Lorman Education Services publicationConstruction Delay Claims in Florida2008
Lorman Education Services publicationConstruction Delay Claims in Florida2006
Lorman Education Services publicationConstruction Contracts and Purchase Orders in Florida2005
Contractors Exam SchoolFlorida Construction LawN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJuris Doctor of Law1994
University of FloridaFinanceBSBA - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration1991

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Construction Laws and Code, Safety, Workers' Compensation and LicensingConstruction Law, Safety, Workers' Compensation and Licensing Law2010
Construction Laws and Code, Safety, Workers' Compensation and LicensingConstruction Law, Safety, Workers' Compensation and Licensing Law2009
Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the IssuesConstruction Contracting Issues2008
Construction Laws and Code, Safety, Workers' Compensation and LicensingConstruction Law, Safety, Workers' Compensation and Licensing Law2008
Construction Delay ClaimsProsecuting and Defending Construction Delay Claims2008
Construction Laws and Code, Safety, Workers' Compensation and LicensingConstruction Law, Safety, Workers' Compensation and Licensing Law2007
Managing Contract and Bond Defaults in FloridaConstruction Delay Claims in Florida2006
Construction Laws and Code, Safety, Workers' Compensation and LicensingConstruction Law, Safety, Workers' Compensation and Licensing Law2006
Construction Delay ClaimsProsecuting and Defending Construction Delay Claims2006
Construction Contracts and Purchase OrdersConstruction Contracts and Purchase Orders in Florida2005
Construction Contracts & Purchase Orders in FloridaConstruction Contracting2005
Construction/Suretyship Law TopicsConstruction, Lien, Bond and Licensing LawN/A