Practice Areas



The Law Office of Peter B. Rowell, P.A. provides comprehensive legal services for all phases of the construction project, ,including but not limited to, pre-construction contract drafting and negotiation, consultation and advice during project performance, claims prevention and mitigation, and, when disputes cannot be resolved early, litigation and dispute resolution.

When construction disputes cannot be resolved prior to litigation, the firm represents clients in the following types of construction claims and matters:

  • Construction payment disputes, ,including but not limited to, construction lien foreclosure, payment bond claims, equitable claims and breach of contract actions
  • Performance bond claims
  • Change order disputes
  • Subcontractor and contractor default
  • Construction defect litigation, ,including but not limited to, the defense and prosecution of negligence, breach of contract, indemnity and breach of warranty claims
  • Delay and scheduling claims
  • Bid protests and administrative hearings
  • Claims of unlicensed contracting

Construction Contracts, Notices, and Claims of Lien

The importance of having well-drafted, up-to-date construction contract documents is essential to the success of any construction project, especially when disputes arise. As a result, the Law Office of Peter B. Rowell, P.A. specializes in construction contract drafting and negotiation. In addition, we prepare claims of lien and related documents required or used under Florida’s Construction Lien Law.

Construction Litigation

The Law Office of Peter B. Rowell, P.A. specializes in the resolution, prevention and litigation of construction disputes, whether they arise from payment claims, construction delays or allegations of defective workmanship and materials. The firm represents parties in the construction industry including owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in litigation in Florida’s State and Federal Courts as well as arbitration proceedings.

Construction Defect Defense and Prosecution

The firm has ample experience litigating and resolving a multitude of construction defect claims from the vantage point of the project owner, contractor and subcontractor. Attorneys for the firm have prosecuted and defended claims of faulty workmanship and materials, including but are not limited to, building envelope matters, water intrusion and leaks issues, MEP related claims, alleged plumbing deficiencies, window leaks, claims of defective electrical work, roofing claims, and concrete and alleged shell deficiencies.

Commercial Litigation and Debt Collection

The firm litigates and resolves various business and commercial disputes arising from breach of contract, commercial torts, and debt collection.