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Hilary Morgan | Partner

Hilary Morgan represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, surety bond law, litigation, arbitration, construction defects, contract review and drafting, delay claims, bid protests, design professional liability, corporate law, and administrative law. Hilary’s construction roots run deep: her family operated a ladder manufacturing company, Flint Ladders, for over 100 years. Growing up in Stuart, Florida, her father worked as a general contractor and later as landscape architect. Her family ties to the construction industry continue as her sister is a civil engineer and her father-in-law operates a contracting company.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2007, cum laude
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  • Florida Bar
  • U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida
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  • GovCon Conference, Presenter, Key Contract Provisions​ in Federal Contracting​, 2018
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Con​vention, Presenter​​,​ Design Professionals’​​ Individual Liability for Negligence, 2017
  • Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, Annual Conference, Speaker, Women Empowering Each Other in Construction, 2017
  • Co-Author of Amazon Best Selling Book, OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry, 2016
  • Affiliate: Friend or Foe? How the Acquisition of an Affiliate Can Lead to Denial or Revocation of FDOT Certification,” Florida Transportation Builder Magazine, 2014
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Selected Professional and Civic Activities

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class, Class of 2018, Co-Chair
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class of 2017, Graduate
  • National Associated Builders and Contractors, Young Professionals Committee
  • National Women in Roofing, General Counsel
  • The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee
  • Suncoast Utility Contractors Association, Past Associate Director
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Tampa Chapter, Past Officer
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Womens Transportation Seminar
  • Treasure Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Association
  • Propeller Club, Port of Tampa
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
  • Metropolitan Ministries volunteer
  • MacDill Officers’ Spouses Club
  • University of Florida Environmental Moot Court Team
  • University of Florida Land Use Student Award
  • Vanderbilt University Women’s Swim Team
  • Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences Council, President
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Honors and Activities

  • Tampa Magazine, Top Construction Attorney, 2018
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2018
  • U.S. Young Construction Professional of the Year, National Finalist, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2017
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year Finalist, 2017
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite Up & Comer, 2017
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