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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 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.

Court Admissions

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.



Other Interests

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.




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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 80%
    32 years
  2. Government Contracts: 5%
    28 years
  3. Mediation: 5%
    32 years
  4. Arbitration: 5%
    32 years
  5. Contracts: 5%
    32 years

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Contact info

Daniel Moody, P.A.

P.O. Box 34
Largo, FL, 33779-0034


FLMember in Good Standing198406/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Florida SuperLawyer - Construction LawLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Board Certified as Expert in Construction LawThe Florida Bar 2006
King FellowKing College 1976
King ScholarKing College1976
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderMoody and Shea, P.A.1997 - Present
Solo practitionerDaniel L. Moody, P.A.1993 - 1997
ShareholderJohnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A.1989 - 1993
Associate attorneyJohnson, Blakely, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, P.A.1987 - 1989
Associate attorneySmith, Sauer & Venn, P.A.1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pinellas County Contractors AssociationMember2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Construction Law CommitteeMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember, Litigation Section2007 - 2013
American Bar AssociationMember, Forum on the Construction Industry2007 - 2013
American Rental AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2013
Boy Scouts of America - West Central Florida CouncilProgram Director, Cub Scout Summer Day Camp - Osceola District2004 - 2005
Boy Scouts of America - West Central Florida CouncilCubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 465, Largo, FL2001 - 2006
American Subcontractors AssociationMember of Board of Directors of Florida Gulfcoast Chapter1996 - 1997
American Subcontractors AssociationMember of Florida Gulfcoast Chapter1995 - 1998
Habitat For HumanityPresident, West Pasco/North Pinellas Chapter1992 - 1993
Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.Associate Vice President1990 - 1991
Pasco Builders AssociationMember1989 - 1991
Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.Member, Board of Directors1989 - 1990
National Association of Home BuildersMember1987 - 1992
Florida HomeBuilders AssociationMember1987 - 1992
Contractors and Builders Association of Pinellas, Inc.Member1987 - 1992
Publication nameTitleDate
Florida ForumIn Search of the Perfect Attorney1995
Florida ForumWorking with the System... How to Successfully Avoid and Resolve Disciplinary Complaints1994
Florida ForumDefining the Worth of an Aging Roof: Courts Finally Recognize That Roofs Have a Limited Useful Life!1994
Florida ForumPay When Paid' Clauses...When are they Valid?1994
Florida ForumConstruction Bonds on Government Projects1994
Florida Forum Construction Bonds on Private Projects - What You Need to Know, Part Two - Answers to Commonly Asked Questions1994
Florida ForumGood News - 1994 Revisions to the Construction Lien Law are Few and Easy to Live With1994
Florida ForumProtect Yourself!! Simple Precautions to Take When Dealing With Code Interpretations1993
Roofer MagazineProtection Against Liability For Existing Conditions in Reroofing Jobs1993
Florida ForumFollowing the Letter of the Law: The Importance of Strict Compliance When Learning the ABC's of Construction Lien Laws1993
Florida ForumCompliance with Code Requirements...Who's Responsible?1993
Florida ForumAlternative Dispute Resolution: Using your Imagination to Control Your Destiny1993
HomebuilderBuilders, Limit Your Exposure to Implied Warranties1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1984
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityAdministration of Justice & Public SafetyBS - Bachelor of Science1981
King CollegePolitical ScienceN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Developments in Construction LawContractual Provisions Relating to Delay Damages2008
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in FloridaAlternative Dispute Resolution2007
Building Codes Civil and Administrative Liability for Building Code Violations2007
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in FloridaAlternative Dispute Resolution2006
Construction Delay Claims in FloridaContractual Provisions Relating to Delay Damages and Enforcement of Such Provisions2006
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in FloridaAlternative Dispute Resolution2005
The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts: Understanding the Issues in FloridaAlternative Dispute Resolution2004
Construction Lien and Bond Law for the SubcontractorConstruction Lien and Bond Law for the Subcontractor1996