Brent Bell is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group.  He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law.

Brent is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2013, Chambers and Partners since 2007, and as a Super Lawyer since 2011. He is experienced in commercial, construction, product liability, landlord/tenant, land title claims and real estate litigation, representing developers, lenders, property owners, homebuilders, contractors, subcontractors, professionals and suppliers throughout the state in their real estate, business, and construction related matters. He handles cases involving commercial litigation, landlord/tenant litigation, construction defects, real estate disputes, lien and bond law, defective products, and product liability claims. Brent also works on both the drafting and enforcement of business and construction contracts.

Brent speaks to audiences in the real estate, development and construction industries, often speaking on bond and lien laws, landlord/tenant, construction defects, project delivery systems, the anatomy of construction lawsuits, collections, and alternate dispute resolution.

Credentials

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1994
  • Emory University, B.A., Economics, 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

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Accolades

  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation-Construction 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction Law, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Orlando Magazine, “The Best Lawyers in Orlando,” 2020

  • Florida Super LawyersRising Star in Business Litigation, 2009; Super Lawyer, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law

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