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Erik Francis Szabo

Construction and development Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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I am a Florida Bar board certified construction attorney practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on construction and commercial disputes. I represent owners, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and material and equipment suppliers in residential and commercial construction. I handle matters involving construction liens (mechanic's liens), surety bonds, contract drafting, review and revision, contract negotiations, change order disputes, and construction defect claims.  I am rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  I have also received the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star award in Construction Litigation. 

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Posted by Jeff | February 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not bad for a Gator
Eric has been our corporate attorney for more then ten years. He has defended us on several blanket lawsuits for latent construction defect claims. Eric has also advised me on several contract issues, that if he had not brought to my attention, I most definitely would have had Problems with. He has provided me with his cell phone so he is available 24/7. Always returns calls promptly and is always eager to guide me in the right direction.
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Posted by Joseph | February 5, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Construction Law in Florida
We confidently recommend Attorney Erik Szabo. He has assisted our firm with two intricate civil cases. Erik is detail oriented and results-driven.
Posted by Chris | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have worked and contracted Eric as our attorney for over 10 years. If you remember 10 years ago was the down tun of the economy were collecting money was extremely difficult and extremely important to survive. K&K Electric Inc. had multiply cases with Eric and had outstand results with every one of them. He fought for our company and our rights like a pit bull. He kept after the case vigorously. He kept great communication with me thru all issues. If I picked up the phone and needed to talk to him he was always there. No paralegals ever. I was always able to talk direct to Eric. He always kept me abreast of all options of our case. I would highly recommend Eric to any business owner or person who is serious about collecting their money or! He is a great lawyer and person. That’s hard to find.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shutts & Bowen, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Higley & Szabo, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Higley & Barfield, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Associate
  • deBeaubien, Knight, Simmons, Mantzaris & Neal, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • law
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • Florida Bar
  • Board Certified - Construction Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Orlando Builders Association
  • Associate Director
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Business Network International
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Construction Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers in Orlando
  • Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star in Construction Litigation
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Real Property
  • Construction Contracting / Litigation
  • 2019
  • Remodel & Design Council - Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando
  • Florida Construction Lien Law & Construction Contracts
  • N/A
  • Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida
  • Florida Construction Lien Law & Contract "Murder Clauses"
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
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Construction and development Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because of his quick mind, solid scholarship and aggressive representation of his many clients."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Erik as opposing counsel and was so impressed by his tenacity and thoroughness, yet all the while being completely professional and pleasant to deal with. I can’t think of a higher compliment for a colleague and I happily endorse Erik."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer in the field of construction law. Mr. Szabo is very knowledgeable on a broad range of construction law issues"
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Orlando Construction and development Lawyer Erik Francis Szabo
Erik Francis Szabo
Construction and development Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 21 years