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Brian R. Lambert

Partner
Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602
Direct813.227.2231
Fax813.229.1660
blambert@slk-law.com

Assistant

Jennifer Raleigh
Direct813.676.7287
jraleigh@slk-law.com

Brian is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law, devoting a substantial portion of his practice to virtually every facet of construction.  On the transactional side of construction, Brian prepares and negotiates contract documents on behalf of owners, architects, engineers and subcontractors during project development.

Brian’s litigation practice involves the representation of these various entities encompassing a host of complex disputes.  He has successfully litigated disputes relating to product and workmanship defects, delays and acceleration, licensing issues and suits to enforce lien or bond claims.  Aside from claims involving construction, Brian also has significant experience handling a variety of commercial disputes spanning a wide range of industries.   

Brian is active member of both the Florida and Texas Bar Associations, Hillsborough County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He regularly authors articles and speaks at seminars involving a variety of topics.

Honors

  • Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Construction Litigation; Labor and Employment; Torts and Insurance Practice; Real Property and Probate and Trust sections
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Board Member
  • The Florida Bar, Construction Law Section 
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee
  • Tampa Bay Beautification, Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club of Tampa

News Releases

Blogs

Publications

09.01.2010Author, “Potentially Limitless Fun in the Sun? The Performance Bond Surety’s Liability on Florida Condominium Projects,” ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter
09.01.2010Co-Author and Presenter, “Key Practice Pointers and Pitfalls When Pursuing Motions for Summary Judgment for Indemnity,” 21st Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey
04.14.2010Co-Author and Presenter, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Bringing an Indemnity Claim Against a Principal – Current Key Practice Pointers and Possible Pitfalls," Presented at the 21st Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Charleston
10.14.2009Author, "You Know It’s Their Fault, but Can You Sue Them? The Surety’s Claim Against Design Professionals: A Nationwide Study," Presented at the National Bond Claims Conference
03.01.2008Co-Author, "Employer Record Keeping," Associated Builders and Contractors Publication Plans & Specs, and Hillsborough County Lawyer Magazine
09.01.2007Co-Author, "Complete Waiver of Defenses: When is the notice the surety never received good enough?," 18th Annual Northeast Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Events and Presentations

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Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of South Florida, 1999

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • Florida, 2002
  • United States District Court Southern District of Florida, 2006
  • United States District Court Northern District of Florida, 2004
  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida, 2003

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