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  1. Mediation: 50%
    19 years
  2. Arbitration: 35%
    30 years
  3. Construction: 15%
    42 years

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  • John Alan Kwiatkowski Walker

    I was involved in a mediation with Mr. Leiby and he is an outstanding attorney/mediator. You could not do better in the Construction law area than with Mr. Leiby.


    John Walker Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

1300 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway
Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33323


FLMember in Good Standing197306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lifetime Achievement AwardFlorida Bar Construction Law Committee2008
Excellence in Construction Education AwardFlorida Insitute of Technology2005
Leonard A. Weiss Legislative Achievement AwardAmerican Subcontractors Association1988
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselMalka & Kravitz, P.A.2010 - Present
Of CounselLeiby, Stearns & Roberts, P.A.2006 - 2009
PartnerLeiby, Stearns & Roberts, P.A.1996 - 2006
PartnerLeiby Ferencik Libanoff & Brandt, PA1987 - 1996
PartnerLeiby and Elder1981 - 1987
PartnerKavanaugh & Leiby1975 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar, Real Property Committee, Construction Law Certification CommitteeMember2004 - Present
American Arbitration AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar Association Public Contract Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property Section, Construction Law CommitteeFounding Member1976 - Present
American Bar Association, Forum Committee on the Construction IndustryMember1976 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property Section, Construction Law Certification CommitteeChair2006 - 2006
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Florida ChapterChairman1992 - 1995
Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast ChapterDirector, legal counse1992 - 2006
Florida Bar, Real Property Section, Construction Law CommitteeChair1976 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers“Class Arbitrations Under Attack – But Survive”2013
Florida Bar JournalWhen is a ‘Final Construction Lien Release Really Final?2012
Engineering News RecordDRB’S Offer a Proactive Approach to Dispute Avoidance/Resolution2012
Dispute Resolution JournalThe Interaction Between Arbitration & Construction Lien Enforcement2011
Florida Bar JournalHow to Comply with Chapter 558 Fla. Stats.: Current Challenges and Future Changes2009
The Contractor's ManualFlorida Construction Lien and Payment Bond Primer2007
Florida Bar JournalContractual Indemnity in Construction for Your Negligence - What Year is it?2003
The Credit Manager's Survival KitFlorida Construction Liens and Payment Bonds2000
Florida Bar Journal1998 Changes to the Florida Construction Lien Law1999
Nova Law ReviewSurvey of Construction Law1994
Comparative Studies in Construction Law: The Sweet LecturesLicensing for Construction: A Legal Mechanism of Control1994
Florida International UniversityThe Role and Liability of the Qualifying Agent in a Corporate Structure (Co-author)1993
Shepard's/McGraw-HillFlorida Construction Law Manual1981
ASA So. Fla.Subcontractor's guide to the Mechanics' Lien Law1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of MiamiN/ABM - Bachelor of Music1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Bar, Construction Law CommitteeDispute Review Boards2013
Construction SuperconferenceArbitration Case Law Update2013
Ralph Boyer Real Property InstituteConstruction Law Update2012
Broward County Bar AssociationHow to Effectively Represent Your Client in Mediation2012
Program of CCAManaging a Successful Arbitration2011
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 2 - Contract DocumentsGetting Paid in a Tough Economy: Innovative Strategies and Techniques”2010
Florida Bar Construction Law InstituteCase Law Update2009
Broward County Bench and Bar ConferenceAttorney fees after Trytek and Construction Insurance2009
Florida Bar Construction Law InstituteArbitration - Behind the Scenes2008
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionThe Revised Florida Arbitration CodeN/A