Seth M. Schimmel

Seth M. Schimmel


Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2011

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

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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.

Location
  • 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 2000
    Tampa, FL 33602-5311
Education
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., graduated 1993
  • Tufts University, BA, graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association - Member, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • American Inn of Court, Tampa Bay Chapter - Member
  • Hillsborough County Ad Litem Program - Volunteer Lawyer
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • Historical Hyde Park District - Legal Advisor
  • Leadership Tampa - Alumnus
  • The Florida Bar - Member, Business Law and Trial Lawyers Section

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

160 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

39 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Arbitration
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Arbitration, Tampa (2024)
  • Arbitration, Tampa (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
Awards:
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Trend Magazine "Legal Elite"
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Florida Super Lawyers
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Arbitration - Governmental
  • Mediation

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