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Edward M. Whelan

Ed Whelan is an attorney licensed in Florida, and he is board-certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News-Best Lawyers, and has been listed as a “Super Lawyer” for 13 years running.

Ed’s practice focuses on construction-related issues, including state and federal procurement. Through his practice, Ed advises clients, from large corporations to individual homeowners, in avoiding construction disputes, including drafting and reviewing construction contracts and assisting clients with licensing issues. He also has extensive knowledge and experience in trial, mediation, arbitration, landlord and tenant issues, and a wide variety of construction claims including lien disputes, and performance and payment bond claims.

 

Ed earned his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Maryland. Prior to law school, he worked as an estimator and project manager for several mechanical contractors in the Washington, D.C. area. He earned his J.D. at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and was a member of the prestigious Order of the Coif. Ed was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1995 and The Florida Bar in 1999. He is board certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and is a member of the Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee. Whelan is the co-author of several published works on construction litigation including the Florida Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims; Owner’s Implied Warranty of Adequacy of the Plans and Specifications (Spearin Warranty): A Primer on its Application and Limitations; the South Carolina Chapter, The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada; and the South Carolina Chapter, State-by- State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing.

Education

University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 1995

University of Maryland, B.S., 1988

Honors
  • Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar, 1999 to present

  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009 to present

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, 

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Jacksonville Litigation – Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2014

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Construction Litigation, 2008-2023

  • The Florida Bar – Construction Law Certification Committee, member 2005-2009

Publications
  • Florida Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Aspen Publishers 2006), Co-author

  • Owner’s Implied Warranty of Adequacy of the Plans and Specifications (Spearin Warranty): A Primer on its Application and Limitations, Construction Law Update 2005 (Aspen Publishers), Co-author

  • South Carolina chapter, State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing (Aspen 1999), Co-author

  • South Carolina chapter, The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada (ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 1997), Co-author

Adjunct Professor, University of North Florida
  • Construction Contracts and Documents BCN 4708, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, Fall 2018, 2019; Spring 2023

  • Construction Law BCN 6748, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, Fall 2018

Memberships, Sections, & Courts
  • The Florida Bar

  • Jacksonville Bar Association

  • American Arbitration Association

  • The Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of The Florida Bar

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

  • Past Member of The Florida Bar Standing Committee for Construction Law Certification

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

We offer free consultations. No office visit required.
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WHELAN CONSTRUCTION LAW
1022 Park Street 
Suite 302
Jacksonville, FL 32204

CONTACT

F 904-435-0880

To apply for a job with Whelan Construction Law, P.A., please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to: ed@whelanpa.com

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