Lauren Eliopoulos focuses her practice on construction law and commercial litigation. As a
Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Lawyer, Lauren represents developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in various construction matters related to single-family homes, multi-family communities, mixed use projects, and high-rise condominiums throughout Florida. In addition, Lauren has successfully resolved claims pre-suit, in litigation and arbitration, and at trial. In her carrier, Ms. Eliopoulos has focused on the glass and glazing scope of work, from unique curtain wall installations to your standard single-family home window-related cases. Ms. Eliopoulos’ experience ranges from installation and product defect claims to claims of corrosion, water intrusion, and coatings issues with sliding glass doors, windows, and railings. Ms. Eliopoulos implements effective strategies to resolve claims early and favorably by issuing targeted discovery and case-ending motions.
Ms. Eliopoulos has also recently taken a number of cases to trial. Most recently, Ms. Eliopoulos resolved a case on a motion for directed verdict to her client’s favor. In another construction defect glass and glazing case, Ms. Eliopoulos obtained a dismissal at trial which ultimately resulted in a complete defense verdict.
With a focus on catering to client needs, dedication to responsiveness, and a “can-do” attitude, Ms. Eliopoulos brings incredible passion to her cases. Her attention to detail during the initial case analysis and strategy development has led to multiple early-stage resolutions in matters at mediation prior to litigation. From this experience, Ms. Eliopoulos participated in continuing education presentations for insurance adjusters and contractors related to Florida Statute 558, risk transfer, and case resolution strategies.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time in the kitchen or on the water with her husband, Ben, and son, Nikko.
Presentations & Publications
- American Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- The Florida Land Use and Environmental Division
- American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
- St. Petersburg Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Pinellas Chapter
- Environmental and Land Use Subdivision of the Florida Bar
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Property Damage Litigation
- Premises Liability
- J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2016, Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law, Moot Court Board, Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy.
- B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Stetson University, 2011
- Board Certified in Construction Law, The Florida Bar, 2022
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.
In this slip-and-fall premises liability case, Hugh Higgins and Lauren Eliopoulos earned a swift victory on behalf of this local seafood company. In a matter of months, Hugh and Lauren obtained summary judgement on the legal theory that the Plaintiff was a trespasser.
Hugh Higgins and Lauren Eliopoulos defend the stucco subcontractor in this construction defect case where the primary allegations revolve around alleged de-bonding of stucco from the walls and balconies of this 27 story beachfront condominium featuring over 200 units.