Frank T. Moya is a partner in the Jacksonville office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Practice Group.

Frank represents businesses and individuals, including general contractors, owners, volume homebuilders and design professionals in matters related to construction disputes and civil litigation. He has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation across several industries, including the construction, banking and finance, real estate and insurance sectors. He has represented clients in cases spanning a wide range of issues, including construction defect disputes, payment and lien foreclosure actions, claims involving breach of contract, indemnity, breach of express and implied warranties, building code violations, payment disputes, deceptive and unfair trade practices, delay claims and various negligence claims.

In his construction practice, Frank also defends developers, engineers, architects, subcontractors and suppliers against multimillion-dollar claims. He has defended, prosecuted and arbitrated cases in state and federal courts. Frank has counseled clients through mediated settlement negotiations and has served as lead trial counsel in non-jury trials. He has experience in a broad range of construction issues, including foundation subsidence and collapse claims, complex property damage claims, premises liability, as well as construction defect claims involving building components such as stucco, building envelope, waterproofing, roofing, windows, framing and concrete.

Frank is a graduate of Leadership Tampa (Class of 2020) and has been recognized among Florida’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a member of the Northeast Florida Builders Association and previously served as Pro Bono Chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, as well as CLE Committee Co-Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Credentials

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2009
    • Trial Team
    • Pro Bono Fellow - National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law
    • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Florida State University, B.A., 2004
    • Honors Program Student Body President
    • Kappa Sigma National Scholar Award

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Languages

  • Spanish

Professional and Civic

  • Northeast Florida Builders Association
  • The Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
      • Co-Chair, CLE Committee (2019)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Pro Bono Chair, Construction Law Section (2014–2016)
    • Leadership Institute Class of 2016
  • Lake Reflections Homeowners Association
    • President (2016–2019)
    • Treasurer (2015–2016)
  • Leadership Tampa, Class of 2020
  • Stetson University College of Law
    • Alumni Mentor for Bar Exam Studies (2011–2013)
  • Tampa Jesuit High School Alumni Association (2001–present)

News & Insights

Presentations

  • Panelist, Florida State University College of Law’s Summer for Undergraduates Program, "Where Are They Now?" Session (June 3, 2021)
  • Speaker, Stetson University College of Law “Campus to Career” Program (January 2021)

Publications

  • Author, “End of an Era? New Bill Seeks to Limit Assignment of Benefits Litigation,” Hillsborough County Bar Association LAWYER Magazine (September 18, 2019)
  • Author, “The Florida Supreme Court Indicates a Return to Frye for Admitting Expert Testimony,” Hillsborough County Bar Association LAWYER Magazine (May 8, 2017)
  • Author, “Buyer Beware: Binding Subsequent Purchasers to a General Contractor's Arbitration Provisions,” The Florida Defense Reporter (September 14, 2016)
  • Author, “Statutory Re-Construction: Litigation Under the New Chapter 558,” Hillsborough County Bar Association LAWYER Magazine (March 9, 2016)
  • Author, “Final Judgments for Attorney's Fees Remain Subject to the Discretion of the Trial Court Absent a Statutory, Contractual or Other Substantive Basis,” The Florida Defense Reporter (October 24, 2011)

Media Mentions

Practice Areas

Accolades

  • Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch: Construction Law, 2022
  • Florida Rising Stars, Super Lawyers Magazine (2019–2021)

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