Capps, Bryan

Of Counsel

Professional Summary

Bryan L. Capps is a trial lawyer whose practice is dedicated almost exclusively to construction litigation and attendant appeals in Florida and around the U.S. His practice has run the gamut of construction cases, including design professional liability, construction defect cases, and contractor claims, both in prosecution and defense, arising from projects public and private, large and small. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in construction law, and is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law, 2005 (inaugural class) – Present
  • Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Individual in Construction by Chambers & Partners, 2014
  • Orlando's Best Lawyers, Construction Law, Litigation - Construction, 2010 – Present


  • 1990, Florida
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1995, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2015, U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • 1983, B.A. (English), University of Florida
  • 1989, Bachelor of Building Construction, University of Florida
  • 1989, J.D., University of Florida College of Law

Academic Honors

  • National Merit Scholar, 1979-1983
  • Wentworth Scholar, 1980
  • Phi Eta Sigma

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
      • Forum on Construction Law
  • Florida Bar
    • Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
      • Construction Law Committee
  • Orange County Bar Association
    • Construction Law Committee
    • Technology Committee

Representitive Cases

  • Abamar Housing & Dev., Inc. v. Lisa Daly Lady Decor, Inc., et al., 724 So.2d 572 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998), 698 So.2d 276 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997), rev. den. 704 So.2d 520 (Fla. 1997)
  • Utica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Pennsylvania Nat. Mut. Cas. Ins. Co., 639 So.2d 41 (Fla. 5th DCA 1994), rev. dism'd 649 So.2d 234 (Fla. 1994)
  • CH2M Hill Southeast, Inc. v. Pinellas County, 598 So.2d 85 (Fla. 2d DCA 1992)
  • Aagaard-Juergensen, Inc. v. Lettelier, 579 So.2d 404 (Fla. 5th DCA 1991)

Selected Published Works & Lectures

  • Lecturer: "Win! or Fail! - Fundamentals of Construction Contract Drafting, and Other Construction Law Tips and Tricks," M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, University of Florida, October 6, 2010
  • Lecturer: "Multi-Media Presentations Without the Expense of an Outside Consultant," American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference, April 2003, Houston, Texas
  • Lecturer: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Current Issues in Construction Litigation (But Were Afraid to Ask)," Lorman Education Services, January 2003, Orlando, Florida
  • Lecturer: "Legal and Insurance Considerations in Asbestos Abatement," University of Florida TREEO Center and Law Engineering, Inc. Asbestos Roofing Contractor's Course, May 1994, Orlando, Florida
  • Author: "Dodging Bullets or Boomerangs–Casa Clara, Engineers, and the Economic Loss Rule," Florida Engineering Society Journal, April 1994 (cover story)
  • Author: "Eichleay Formula Wins Acceptance," Florida Constructor, May/June 1992
  • Author/Editor: Florida Construction Law Bulletin (published by Bull and Associates, P.A.), 1992-1993

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