Seth M. Schimmel

Seth M. Schimmel

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2011

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Litigation - Construction

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Arbitration
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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.

  • 100 South Ashley Drive, Suite 2000
    Tampa, FL 33602-5311
  • Vanderbilt University, J.D., graduated 1993
  • Tufts University, BA, graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Florida, The Florida Bar
  • 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

155 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

43 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Arbitration
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Arbitration, Tampa (2020)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • 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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