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Erik F. Szabo 
Lake Mary, Florida
phone (407) 389-7833
fax (407) 389-7838
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Erik F. Szabo is a board certified construction attorney recognized by The Florida Bar as an expert and specialist in Construction Law. Board certification by The Florida Bar recognizes an attorney's special knowledge, skills and proficiency in the area of law in which they have become certified, and professionalism and ethics in practice. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Only seven percent of eligible Florida Bar members are board certified. Mr. Szabo has also been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as a Rising Star in construction litigation (2010, 2011 & 2012) and has been rated AV® Preeminent™*, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Mr. Szabo received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida in 1998. While at U.F., Mr. Szabo was a member of the Criminology and Law Honor Society. Mr. Szabo was also a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He subsequently received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2002 from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was a Dean's List Scholar in the Fall of that year and a recipient of Academic Achievement Awards in Remedies and Advanced Legal Research. Mr. Szabo also served as Manuscript Editor of the Law Review and was a teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing.

Mr. Szabo is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Areas of Practice:
Construction Law
Construction Lien Litigation and Foreclosure
Contract Litigation
Commercial and Business Law
Real Estate Litigation
Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate Law
Real Estate Foreclosure
Business Litigation
Corporate Law Litigation
Business Acquisition and Sale
Corporate Law
Corporate Director and Officer Liability
Construction Law, The Florida Bar, 2011

Bar Admissions:
Florida, 2002
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2002
Honors: Recipient of Academic Excellence Award for Remedies
Honors: Recipient of Academic Excellence Award for Advanced Legal Research
Honors: Teaching Assistant for Legal Research and Writing
Honors: Member of American Bar Association Law Student Division
Law Review: Florida Coastal Law Review, Manuscript Editor, 2001 - 2002
Law Review: Florida Coastal Law Review, Associate Staff Editor, 2000

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1998
Major:  Criminology

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Florida Construction Lien Law & Contract ‘Murder' Clauses., Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida

Honors and Awards:
Rising Star - Construction Litigation, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010, 2011 & 2012

and has been rated AV® Preeminent™*, the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Orange County Bar Association
Member, Young Lawyers Society

Florida Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections
Construction Law Committee

Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando (HBA)

Orange County Bar Association
Construction Committee

Business Network International (BNI)
Education Coordinator

*AV® Preeminent™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Office Location

Higley & Szabo, P.A.
185 Waymont Court
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 389-7833
Fax: (407) 389-7838

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