Construction law and commercial litigation are Jim Washburn’s focus. A Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law Attorney, Jim handles all types of construction law and commercial litigation issues, including complex construction matters, contract drafting and negotiation, schedule-driven claims, bid protests, contract terminations, design and construction deficiencies, licensing issues, and lien and bond disputes. Practicing more than 18 years, Jim represents public and private owners, design professionals, general contractors, sureties, and subcontractors.
Prior to attending law school, he worked for his family’s underground utility subcontracting company. This first-hand experience gives Jim an insider’s perspective on the construction bid process, cost impacts of schedule disruption and differing site conditions, and other pit-falls common in the construction industry.
As a frequent speaker and author, he has published articles on Florida’s Construction Lien Law, standard construction contract provisions, and updates in Florida law affecting the construction industry.
Jim obtained both his B.A. degree in English and law degree from the University of Florida. He grew up in Central Florida and attended Bishop Moore and Lake Mary High Schools.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1998||06/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2016|
|Rising Star||Florida Super Lawyers||2012|
|Board Certified in Construction Law||The Florida Bar||2005|
|Of Counsel||Shuffield Lowman & Wilson, PA||2014 - 2017|
|Partner||Pohl & Short, P.A.||2005 - 2014|
|Partner||Kirwin Norris, PA||1997 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1998 - Present|
|Seminole County Bar Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|ProNetwork News||Review of the Owner/ Design Professional Agreement from the Design Professional's Perspective||2013|
|ProNetwork News||Right to Set-off on Unrelated Projects||2012|
|ProNetwork News||Comparing and Maximizing Performance and Commercial General Liability Protections||2011|
|ProNetwork News||Integrated Project Delivery - Changing the Insurance Landscape||2010|
|Central Florida Constructor||Warning! 2003 Revisions to Florida's Construction Lien Law||2003|
|Central Florida Constructor||1997 AIA A-201 Revisions - Top Ten from the Contractor's Perspective||1998|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Performance Bonds and CGL Insurance in Construction Projects||Performance Bonds||2014|
|Using a Construction Lien to Get Your Money||Florida Construction Lien Law||2007|
|Construction Management/ Design-Build in Florida||Design-Build Contracts||2005|
|Project Delivery Systems||Project Delivery Systems||2004|
|7th Annual M/WBE Construction Management Course||Construction Contract Drafting||2001|
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