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Larry R. Leiby

Adjunct Professor


Education & CV

  • J.D., University of Miami
  • Bachelor of Music, University of Miami
Curriculum Vitae


  • Arbitration/Mediation
  • Construction Law
BiographyFaculty Selected Scholarship
Mr. Leiby is an emeritus fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  He has been certified as an international mediator by the International Mediation Institute.   He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida Bar Construction Law Committee in 2009.  Mr. Leiby has been resolving construction disputes since 1973. He is the founder and was the first chairman of the Construction Law Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property Section (1976-1994).  He was a member of the inaugural Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Committee, 2004, Chairman 2006-2007, drafting and grading the test on Construction Law Certification.  He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1973.  He is certified by the Florida Bar as a construction law specialist since August 1, 2005.

Mr. Leiby is an adjunct professor teaching construction law and commercial arbitration at the Florida International University College of Law. Larry has taught and lectured on construction law and ADR topics for the Florida Bar, American Arbitration Association, local bar associations, the Construction Specifications Institute, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors, the American Subcontractors Association, Florida Surety Association, IEC, MCA, NECA, UCA, and several other specialty trade associations and seminar sponsors.

Mr. Leiby has guest lectured on construction law topics for the University of Miami Law School and Stetson University Law School.  He authored the Florida Construction Law Manual, originally published by Shepards/McGraw-Hill (1981), now published annually in print and on-line as Vol. 8 of the Westlaw Florida Practice Series.

  • Leiby, Larry R. and Valdini, David J. (1994) “Construction Law,” Nova Law Review: Vol. 19 : Iss. 1 , Article 4.
  • Leiby, Larry R. (1992) “Construction Law: 1991/1992 Survey of Florida Law,” Nova Law Review: Vol. 17 : Iss. 1 , Article 7