Seth M. Schimmel - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Seth M. Schimmel

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Seth Schimmel practices in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in design and construction disputes and complex commercial litigation throughout the state of Florida.  In his construction practice, Mr. Schimmel represents engineers, architects, commercial and residential developers, owners, and general contractors in a wide range of litigation matters which include construction defect and delay claims, professional liability and errors and omissions, warranty claims, and other contractual disputes. He regularly appears in Florida’s state and federal courts and before the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Schimmel also has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating construction contracts and counseling owners, developers, engineers, and contractors on their administration. He has experience in both commercial and residential projects, including condominiums, office buildings, shopping malls, public facilities, power plants, and highways.

Tufts UniversityBA 1990Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. 1993
The Florida BarHillsborough County Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationAmerican Inn of Court, Tampa Bay ChapterHillsborough County Ad Litem ProgramHistorical Hyde Park DistrictLeadership Tampa

Case History

Lee Roy Selmon Reverible Lanes Expressway Litigation — Represented Internal A/E Firm in an errors and omission claim in excess of $100,000,000 relating to the design and construction of bridge foundations for reversible lanes expressway.
800 Mandalay Condomium Construction and Design Claims

Lead counsel for national developer of residential condominiums in Florida state courts involving construction warranty and reserve claims for several hundred units

Oakwood Land Company Stormwater Litigation — Lead counsel of residential developer in connection with design and construction claims of stormwater management system serving 1,100 unit residential development and golf course.
Town of Hope Mills North Carolina Dam Failure Litigation — Co-Lead Counsel for an International Engineering Company relating to multimillion dollar errors and omissions claim involving a geotechnical investigation.

Office Location

100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 1900
Tampa, FL 33602-5311
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law

Other Information

Gender: Male