About Scott Lombardo
Scott is a Board Certified Construction Attorney, a distinction held by less than 1% of the Florida Bar. Scott represents contractors, property owners, developers, sureties, and design professionals in prosecuting and defending construction claims. He has extensive experience in lien claims, bond claims, nonpayment claims, delay claims, and construction defect litigation. Scott was born in New York, but has lived in Florida for most of his life. He moved to Miami from West Palm Beach in 2019. He studied business and political science at Emory University. He studied law and earned his JD/MBA from the University of Florida. Scott’s areas of practice include Construction and Commercial Litigation matters. Scott has represented contractors on behalf of insurance carriers in complex multi-party construction defect cases.
- B.B.A., 2011, Emory University Goizueta School of Business
- M.B.A., 2015, University of Florida Warrington College of Business
- J.D., 2015 University of Florida College of Law
- Florida’s state courts
- Successfully represented a hotel owner in the termination of general contractor and performance bond claim against a general contractor who had filed a lien against the hotel property and its surety, obtaining $1.3 million from the performance bond surety, release of the original contractor’s lien, and a replacement general contractor from the surety.
- Successfully represented a hotel owner in an arbitration against a general contractor that had performed defective and incomplete work in the construction of a new hotel, obtaining an arbitration award of over $1.2 million against the general contractor.
- Successfully represented a hotel owner in a defective work claim against a general contractor where the hotel was suffering water damage, obtaining a settlement payment from the contractor’s insurance carrier exceeding $700,000.
- Successfully represented a landscaping maintenance contractor against a city for nonpayment, obtaining a non-binding arbitration award of $150,000 and ultimately obtaining a settlement from the city of $195,000.
- Successfully defended a general contractor and its surety sued by a sub-subcontractor for nonpayment under a public works bond, obtaining summary judgment and attorneys’ fees against the plaintiff.
- Successfully represented homeowners against a window contractor that had damaged the structure of their home during a window replacement job, obtaining a settlement exceeding $100,000.
- The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division
- The Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar