Larry Leiby

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Larry R. Leiby
Adjunct Professor

B.M., University of Miami
J.D., University of Miami

Larry Leiby has been practicing construction law in South Florida since 1973.  He was the founder and first chair of the Florida Bar Construction Law Committee.  He was a member of the initial construction law certification committee of the Florida Bar, later chaired that committee, and has been a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Attorney since 2005. He has written the Florida Construction Law Manual, published annually since 1981.  The book is currently published by Thomson Reuters West in print, and on-line as a part of WestLaw.  Mr. Leiby was awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Construction Law Committee of the Florida Bar in 2008.

Mr. Leiby has been an arbitrator since 1981, and a mediator since 1996.  He was one of the faculty teaching AAA construction law arbitrators in the 1970’s.  He is an emeritus fellow in the College of Commercial Arbitrators.

He has written several published articles:

“Licensing for Construction: A Legal Mechanism of Control” in Comparative Studies in Construction Law: The Sweet Lectures, published by Construction Law Press, London, UK (1996);

“1998 Changes to Public Works Bonds and Construction Lien Law”, Florida Bar Journal (1999);

“Contractual Indemnity in Construction for Your Own Negligence – What Year Is It?” Florida Bar Journal, (July/Aug 2003);

“How to Comply with Chapter 558 Florida Statutes: Current Challenges and Future Changes” Florida Bar Journal, (Feb 2009) with co-author Steven B. Lesser;

“The Interaction between Arbitration & Construction Lien Enforcement”, AAA Dispute Resolution Journal, Volume 66, Number 2 (May-July 2011);

“When is a ‘Final Construction Lien Release Really Final?” Florida Bar Journal, (January, 2012);

“DRB’S Offer a Proactive Approach to Dispute Avoidance/Resolution”, Engineering News Record (September, 2012)

“Class Arbitrations under Attack – But Survive,” Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, Vol. 7, No.1, Winter 2013

“Arbitrator Control of Counsel”, Fla. Bar Action Line 2018