J.D., University of Miami School of Law
Professor Larry Leiby has practiced construction law since 1973. He is the author of the Florida Construction Law Manual, originally published by Shepard’s/McGraw Hill (1981), now published by West annually as a text that is also included as a part of the Florida Practice Series on Westlaw. Professor Leiby wrote the construction lien, construction bond, and construction contracts sections of The Contractor’s Manual, published by Associated Builders and Contractors, a text authorized for the Florida state contractors’ licensing examinations.
Professor Leiby was the founder (1976) and served as the first Chairman of the Construction Law Committee in the Real Property Section of the Florida Bar for 16 years.. In 1996 Professor Leiby helped put together the program and then served as instructor for the American Arbitration Association in training construction arbitrators. Professor Leiby was on the inaugural Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee (2005) and later chaired that committee. Professor Leiby was the first recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Florida Bar Construction Law Committee in 2008. He is a fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators and currently serves as a mediator and arbitrator on the Global Engineering and Construction panel of neutrals for JAMS; and the construction panel of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention (CPR).