Hardy Roberts

HARDY ROBERTS

Hardy Roberts’ Practice focuses on:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

 (813) 250-0577
 hroberts@careyomalley.com

Hardy Roberts is the Past Chair of the Florida Bar’s 600-plus member Construction Law Committee and has been Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar since 2005.

Mr. Roberts is a trial lawyer who represents a diverse clientele in complex commercial and real estate related disputes, including all construction litigation and regulation. He has extensive experience in the regulation of numerous industries throughout the State of Florida from both a private and governmental perspective. As General Counsel and Interim Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation, he supervised over 40 attorneys, providing representation for the Division of Professions (including Contractors, Engineers, and Architects), Condominiums and Mobile Homes, Hotels and Restaurants, Real Estate, and Certified Public Accountants.

Professional Recognition

  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law (2005-present)
  • Past Chair of The Florida Bar’s 600-plus member Construction Law Committee (2013-2016)
  • Past Chair and Governor appointed member of Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission (2004-2008)
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-present
  • Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite various years (2006-present)
  • Florida Super Lawyers various years (2006-present)
  • Executive Committee, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (2011-present)
  • Florida Bar’s Civil Procedure Rules Committee (2011-2014)
  • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (2007-2011)
  • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • City County and Local Government Law Sections
  • ABA, Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (past member)
  • General Counsels Association (2001-2003)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee
  • Board Member, Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg, Florida (1999-2000)
  • Board Member, Mayor of Tampa is Beautification Committee (1998-1999)
  • University of Florida Alumni Association
  • Leadership Westshore Class of 2004
  • Tampa Connection Class of 2005
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference Chair/Lecturer on Construction Law Developments, Seminar Group’s Construction Law in Florida Annual Conference, Miami, FL (2013 – 2020)
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” The Florida Bar Construction Board Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL (March 2020)
  • “Alternative Dispute Resolution,” The Florida Bar Construction Board Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL (March 2019)
  • “Construction Permitting,” Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida, Orlando, FL (November 2017)
  • “Using Technology to Better Manage Complex Litigation,” 9th Annual Construction Law Institute, Orlando, FL (March 2016)
  • “Contracts Class,” University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL (November 2016)
  • “Construction Law Developments,” Florida Bar Legislative & Case Law Update, Palm Beach, FL (July 2016)
  • “Construction Law Developments,” Broward County Purchasing and Public Works Departments/Seminar Group, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (October 2015)
  • “Bid Protests,” Seminar Group’s Construction Law in Florida, Orlando, FL (October 2012)
  • “Contracts,” University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL (2000-2009)
  • “Construction Contract Issues,” Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida, Lake Mary, FL (November 2009)
  • “Representing the State Licensed Contractor,” Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa, FL (March 2009)
  • “Condominium Board of Directors Liability,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (March 2008)
  • “Mold Litigation,” Construction Management Association of America, Tampa, FL (February 2007)
  • “Disaster Preparation and Recovery for the Construction Industry,” Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL (June 2006)
  • “Construction Regulation,” The Florida Bar Construction Board Certification Review Course, Orlando, FL (March 2006)
  • “Disaster Preparation and Recovery for the Construction Industry,” Stetson University College of Law, Tampa, FL (January 2006)
  • “Construction Payment Remedies in Florida,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (March 2005)
  • “Florida’s Construction Defect Notice of Claim Procedure,” Lorman Education Services, Sarasota, FL (December 2004)
  • “The Growth of Mold Claims in Florida: Representation and Defense of Mold Affected Clients,” University of Miami Law School Real Property Institute and Institute on Condominium and Cluster Developments, Miami, FL (October 2004)
  • “Contractor Regulation and Mold Issues,” Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida, Sarasota, FL (June 2004)
  • “AIA A401 Construction Subcontract Issues,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (April 2004)
  • “Florida Construction Defect and Mold Litigation,” National Business Institute, Tampa and Orlando, FL (March 2004)
  • “Water Intrusion and Toxic Mold Claims in Florida,” Sterling Education Service, West Palm Beach, FL (March 2004)
  • “Significant Trends and Legislative Changes in Construction Law,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (January 2004) and Sarasota (March 2004)
  • “Representing the State Licensed Builder,” The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee Seminar, Tampa, FL (March 2003)
  • “Construction Industry Recovery Fund,” Construction Licensing Officials Association of Florida, Saint Augustine, FL (November 2002)
  • “Florida Construction Law,” National Business Institute, Tampa, FL (August 2000)
  • “Florida Law for Design Professionals,” Lorman Education Services, Tampa, FL (June 2000)
  • “Standards of Performance,” Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida, Tampa, FL (March 2000)
  • “Contract Breaches and Disputes,” Federal Publications – Construction Superconference, San Francisco, CA (October 1999)
  • “Florida Lien and Bond Law,” Hillsborough County Subcontractors’ Association, Tampa, FL  (July 1999)
  • Scotty’s Mock Arbitration and Mediation Seminars, Tampa, FL (October 1997) and Miami, FL (October 1996)

Publications

  • Editor, Jury Instructions Chapter, The Florida Bar’s “Florida Construction Law and Practice” (Eighth Edition)
  • The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the Fifty States and Canada, Florida Chapter for the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry publication (1997, 1999, 2004, and 2010).