Jason Moyer

Partner

Jason Moyer is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar and is the founding partner of Moyer Law Group.  He has spent the past 16 years representing those companies that develop, construct and participate in large dollar, complex construction projects statewide, including owners, developers, contractors, sureties, material suppliers and design professionals.  His focus on client trust and client objectives, in combination with developing case specific winning strategies, has produced consistently successful results for firm clients.  The process of attention to important details, solid preparation and constant evaluation at every phase of a construction or commercial dispute is the hallmark of his team’s approach.

Jason’s trial experience spans the State of Florida, with trials in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Miami-Dade and other Counties. In Hillsborough County, he obtained outright defense verdicts for his clients, including the General Contractor and Surety involved in the full-scale remodel of a Tampa Housing Authority Project.  In addition to defending against the subcontractor’s claims on the construction bond and for breach of contract, his client also prevailed on a counterclaim for costs to repair the subcontractor’s deficient flooring work.

In Miami-Dade County, he effectively defended the railing subcontractor responsible for the manufacturing, coating and installation of the balcony railings on a 30-story, 210-unit, luxury high rise condominium tower on Williams Island.  After eight days of trial before the Honorable Judge Peter Lopez, the case successfully settled.

While the bulk of his practice is comprised of defending large contractors and subcontractors in breach of contract and negligence claims involving large hotels, condominiums and multi-family apartment complexes, Jason’s litigation experience also includes the representation of a Fortune 300 Company in a personal injury lawsuit involving a massive carbon dioxide spill.

In Pinellas County, Jason defended and obtained a complete defense verdict for a driver involved in a rear end automobile accident.  Despite his client admitting liability for the accident, the defense disputed that the accident caused any permanent injuries, and after 5-days of trial the jury awarded no damages to the Plaintiff.      

In addition to trials, Jason has arbitrated or mediating over one hundred construction related disputes throughout Florida, and received an “AV,” or top rating, from Martindale-Hubbell in 2014.  Jason was listed by Florida Trend Magazine as Legal Elite, is named in Best Lawyers of America® for Commercial Litigation and was recognized by Florida Super Lawyers as one of Florida’s Top 100 Lawyers in the state. 

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • Construction Defect Litigation (Continuing Education Course for Claims Professionals), July 2018
  • Opportunity to Cure and Right to Repair: Florida’s 558 Pre-suit Procedure and 10 Florida CD Cases to Know, June 2018
  • Bouchard Insurance’s Construction Seminar: Practical Tips for Contractors Responding to Fla. Stat. § 558 Construction Defect Claims and Pre-suit Notices, May 2018
  • Efficient & Aggressive Defense of Premises Liability Claims, September 2017
  • Pre-suit Opportunity to Cure/Right to Repair: A 50 State Survey of Pre-Suit Procedures in Construction Defect Cases, June 2017 CLM Webinar
  • Ethics and Good Faith: Tripartite Conflicts in Florida Claims, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer Construction Law class at Stetson Law School, March 2013
  • Construction Defect Claims – Damages and Indemnity (Continuing Education Course for Claims Professionals), September 2011
  • Chinese Drywall Presentation to Real Estate Committee of St. Petersburg Bar, November 2009

Publications

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • The Illinois Bar

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Trustee – St. Petersburg Bar Foundation
  • Soccer Coach – NE Raiders U10 Recreational Team

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2002
  • B.A., University of Central Florida, 1998

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida
  • Illinois

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

DISTINCTIONS

  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Florida by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rated, 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2015, 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Construction Litigation, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2011, 2017
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Representative Experience

Renowned beachfront hotel, Pensacola, Florida

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Jason Moyer and Laura Jo Leiffers effectively resolved construction defect claims related to pedestrian traffic coating at the balconies and walkways of a seven-story beachfront hotel situated on the Gulf of Mexico in Pensacola Beach, Florida.

Representative Experience

Luxury Waterfront Condominium, Miami, FL

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In this construction defect suit, Jason Moyer and Hannah Tyson represented the development entity of a 60 story high-rise on the water in downtown Miami. Not only did they obtain a settlement for a fraction of the plaintiff’s demand, but they even recovered funds on behalf of their client.

Representative Experience

High-end Two Tower 50+ Story Condominium Development, Miami, FL

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Jason Moyer and Hannah Tyson successfully represented the development entity in a construction defect lawsuit involving a two tower, 50+ story condominium project comprised of over 600 condominium units.

Representative Experience

Six Hundred Unit Residential Complex, Celebration, Florida

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In this construction defect case, Jason Moyer and Lauren Eliopoulos represent an HVAC subcontractor. Critical to their early success in this matter was the granting of a motion absolving their client of liability on a large issue throughout the community.

Representative Experience

Popular Orlando Resort

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Jason Moyer and Laura Jo Leiffers defended a waterproofing subcontractor against claims of allegedly defective installation of traffic coating and exterior sealant at this stucco-clad, high-rise resort in Orlando, Florida

Representative Experience

Large Family Residence, Bay County, FL

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Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg successfully represented the roofing contractor in the construction defect case that involved a high-end 8,500 sf single-family residence in Bay County, Florida. The case hinged on flashing and waterproofing coordination between the roofer and brick masonry subcontractors during original construction.

Representative Experience

Luxury Riverfront Condominiums, Ft. Myers, FL

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Attorneys Jason Moyer and Hannah Tyson currently represent the development entities of this multi-tower condominium project. Their defense includes the evaluation of alleged design and construction deficiencies throughout the project.

Representative Experience

Mixed-use, Residential Development, Jacksonville, FL

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Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg represent the balcony subcontractor in this construction defect lawsuit that involves a mixed-use development consisting of luxury apartments and retail space.

Representative Experience

Eight Story Condominium Tower, New Smyrna Beach, FL

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Attorneys Jason Moyer and Angie VandenBerg, using Florida’s statutory proposal for settlement mechanism, secured the early dismissal of their supplier client from a construction defect case involving an 8 story art deco oceanfront condominium in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Representative Experience

Downtown Mixed-use Condominium Development, St. Petersburg, FL

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Jason Moyer and Hannah Tyson represent the general contractor in this construction defect lawsuit involving a well-known downtown St. Petersburg mixed use development.

Martindale-Hubbell preeminent lawyer