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Dara Lindquist is Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. As an expert in construction law, Dara handles a wide spectrum of construction-related matters, including representation of developers, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, and suppliers in complex contract, lien, bond, procurement, multi-million dollar construction defect disputes, and appellate matters throughout the State of Florida. Dara is also experienced in contract drafting and review, and dispute resolution. Dara has authored articles and lectured on construction-related topics.
Additionally, Dara volunteers with her mother’s non-profit charitable organization, My Safe Harbor, Inc., and annually at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Before joining Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, Dara practiced in the areas of general civil litigation, labor and employment, insurance defense, premises liability, insurance agent and broker liability, real estate litigation, and condominium and community association law. While in law school, Dara served as an Articles Editor of the Nova Law Review, as well as a teaching assistant in the area of legal writing. Dara received the highest grade in Legal Research & Writing. Dara is the author of Securing Liberty: Terrorizing Fourth Amendment Protections in a Post 9/11 World, 30 Nova L. Rev. 279 (2006).
• Representation of developers, general contractors, and subcontractors in numerous multi-million dollar construction defect cases involving residential, multi-family and single-family homes, condominium, and commercial buildings.
• Representation of national home builder in dispute concerning over 100 construction liens.
• Defense of national home builder in cases involving contract and tort claims.
• Performed evaluation of safety regulations for national developer.
• Representation of owner in dispute arising from renovation of beach-front hotel.
• Representation of national roofing contractor in lien foreclosure action brought by homeowners’ association.
• Representation of contractor in Miller Act bond claim.
• Successfully defended appeal arising from subcontractor attorney’s fees claim stemming from arbitration.
• Obtained a defense verdict for national company in a trial concerning a contract dispute.
• Obtained a defense verdict for company in insurance coverage case.
• Handled numerous multi-party mediations in various construction matters.
• Handled over 165 depositions, including depositions of developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, special inspectors, and industry executives.
- Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2007,
- University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, 2003,
- Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star, Construction Litigation, 2017
- Who's Who of American Students in Colleges and Universities, Fall 2003
- Presidential Honorary for Outstanding Students
- Cleo Corporation v. Brown Automatic Sprinkler, Inc., 84 So. 3d 316 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)
Professional & Civic Activities
- The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee, Member
- National Association of Women in Construction, Member
- Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Member
- Orange County Bar Association, Member
- Dade County Bar Association, Member
Articles & Presentations
- Author, "Options When a Construction Lien is Recorded Against Real Estate," Orlando Business Journal's Consult the Counsel, April 2018
- Co-Author, "Timely Revisions For Florida's 10 Year Statute of Repose," CONSTRUCTive Talk newsletter, Volume IV, Issue 1, April 2018
- Co-Author, "Time's Up! Or Is It? Proposed legislation in Florida would lengthen the statute of repose for counter, cross and third party claims in construction defect," Construction Claims, Spring 2018, Volume 3, Issue 1, The CLM
- Co-Author, “Is a Building a Product? Tiara and the Economic Loss Rule from Past to Present,” ActionLine (Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section) Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Summer 2016
Ratings and Certifications
- Board Certified in Construction Law attorney