For more information on my practice, as well as that of the other attorneys with Moody and Shea, P.A., please visit our website at www.moodyandshea.com. Our website has the answers to frequently asked questions on Florida's construction lien law and Florida private and public construction payment bonds, as well as Federal Miller Act payment bonds. We also have a wealth of links to other construction industry resources.
Why Construction Law?
I have always had a fascination for construction, but soon after I began practicing law I developed a tremendous respect and admiration for the decent, honest, hard-working, and courageous people I met in the construction industry. I saw that these people take tremendous financial and personal risks in providing the labor, services and materials necessary for the construction of the homes, offices, buildings, infrastructure, and roadways we all take for granted every day. After the first few years in the practice of law, I began to limit my litigation practice to the area of construction litigation.
I was honored to have served as a Special Master to preside in the capacity of an administrative law judge over evidentiary hearings on citations and administrative complaints filed by the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board against unlicensed as well as licensed construction contractors from 2008 to 2012. I presided over approximately 500 cases during my tenure.
In addition to being admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Florida, I am admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
I was born in Bristol, Virginia and entered King College in Bristol, Tennessee, after my junior year in high school on an early admissions program and full scholarship. I transferred to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia after my freshman year. I was very active within my academic department and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice in 1981, with High Honors, graduating first in his class of over 2,100 students. While at V.C.U., I was a member of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, the American Criminal Justice Honor Society (Lambda Alpha Epsilon), and Laurels Honor Society.
I attended the University of Virginia, School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia, where I received my Juris Doctor degree in 1984.
I have been a full-time single parent of two now teenage boys for over ten years, and my family has always been my first priority.
I have a life-long interest in travel and outdoors activities including fishing, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating and camping and try to share my appreciation of nature in these ways with my sons.
Licensed since 1984
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Florida SuperLawyer - Construction Law||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Board Certified as Expert in Construction Law||The Florida Bar||2006|
|King Fellow||King College||1976|
|King Scholar||King College||1976|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Shareholder||Moody and Shea, P.A.||1997 - Present|
|Solo practitioner||Daniel L. Moody, P.A.||1993 - 1997|
|Shareholder||Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A.||1989 - 1993|
|Associate attorney||Johnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A.||1987 - 1989|
|Associate attorney||Smith, Sauer & Venn, P.A.||1984 - 1987|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pinellas County Contractors Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Litigation Section||2007 - 2013|
|Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member, Forum on the Construction Industry||2007 - 2013|
|American Rental Association||Member||2006 - 2008|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2013|
|Boy Scouts of America - West Central Florida Council||Program Director, Cub Scout Summer Day Camp - Osceola District||2004 - 2005|
|Boy Scouts of America - West Central Florida Council||Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 465, Largo, FL||2001 - 2006|
|American Subcontractors Association||Member of Board of Directors of Florida Gulfcoast Chapter||1996 - 1997|
|American Subcontractors Association||Member of Florida Gulfcoast Chapter||1995 - 1998|
|Habitat For Humanity||President, West Pasco/North Pinellas Chapter||1992 - 1993|
|Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.||Associate Vice President||1990 - 1991|
|Pasco Builders Association||Member||1989 - 1991|
|Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.||Member, Board of Directors||1989 - 1990|
|National Association of Home Builders||Member||1987 - 1992|
|Florida HomeBuilders Association||Member||1987 - 1992|
|Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.||Member||1987 - 1992|
|Florida Forum||In Search of the Perfect Attorney||1995|
|Florida Forum||Working with the System... How to Successfully Avoid and Resolve Disciplinary Complaints||1994|
|Florida Forum||Defining the Worth of an Aging Roof: Courts Finally Recognize That Roofs Have a Limited Useful Life!||1994|
|Florida Forum||Pay When Paid' Clauses...When are they Valid?||1994|
|Florida Forum||Construction Bonds on Government Projects||1994|
|Florida Forum||Construction Bonds on Private Projects - What You Need to Know, Part Two - Answers to Commonly Asked Questions||1994|
|Florida Forum||Good News - 1994 Revisions to the Construction Lien Law are Few and Easy to Live With||1994|
|Florida Forum||Protect Yourself!! Simple Precautions to Take When Dealing With Code Interpretations||1993|
|Roofer Magazine||Protection Against Liability For Existing Conditions in Reroofing Jobs||1993|
|Florida Forum||Following the Letter of the Law: The Importance of Strict Compliance When Learning the ABC's of Construction Lien Laws||1993|
|Florida Forum||Compliance with Code Requirements...Who's Responsible?||1993|
|Florida Forum||Alternative Dispute Resolution: Using your Imagination to Control Your Destiny||1993|
|Homebuilder||Builders, Limit Your Exposure to Implied Warranties||1992|
|University of Virginia School of Law||N/A||law||1984|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||Administration of Justice & Public Safety||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|King College||Political Science||N/A||N/A|
|Developments in Construction Law||Contractual Provisions Relating to Delay Damages||2008|
|The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Florida||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2007|
|Building Codes||Civil and Administrative Liability for Building Code Violations||2007|
|The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Florida||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2006|
|Construction Delay Claims in Florida||Contractual Provisions Relating to Delay Damages and Enforcement of Such Provisions||2006|
|The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Florida||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2005|
|The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in Florida||Alternative Dispute Resolution||2004|
|Construction Lien and Bond Law for the Subcontractor||Construction Lien and Bond Law for the Subcontractor||1996|