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Joe Lane is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar, and he has practiced in the construction law field continuously since 1978.

Joe practices a wide spectrum of construction law, including preparation of,or modification of standard forms for construction documents for commercial projects, including CM, CM at risk, stipulated sum, cost-plus/GMP and subcontract documents for all types of commercial projects. He also practices in the area of construction defects, including representation of claimants and defendants in defect claims, including related property insurance claims, general liability insurance claims, and builder’s risk insurance claims. He also handles public bid and procurement protests.

Joe is a member of the ABA Section on the Construction Industry and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice.  He has served as both a binding and non-binding court-appointed arbitrator in arbitrations involving complex construction claims and disputes. He has also served as a mediator in numerous mediations over the years.

Actively involved in Boy Scout adult leadership, Joe serves in District functions for the Narcoossee District of the Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.

News & Insights




  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2013-2024; Commercial Litigation, 2006-2024; Construction Law, 2005-2024; Litigation - Construction, 2022-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Orlando Construction Law Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • The Best of the Bar, Orlando Business Journal
  • Florida's Top Lawyers, Florida Monthly Magazine
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2010-2016, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in Central Florida, Orlando Magazine, 2007
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend, 2007, 2009

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Boy Scout Troop 24, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, Finance Chair, Ft. Gatlin District

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Professional Certification: Board in Construction Law


  • Florida


  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., cum laude, 1978
  • Stetson University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
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