Amanda B. Buffinton is a partner in the Tampa office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where she is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group.
A Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney, Amanda is also Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Amanda specializes in the litigation and arbitration of complex claims related to professional negligence and design errors and omissions. She also regularly represents design professionals, contractors, owners and developers in various types of construction disputes including claims related to landfills owned by electric generation facilities, storm water systems, retail structures, roadways and bridges, hospitals, municipal wastewater treatment facilities, warehouse structures, large condominium and multi-family structures, and sinkhole remediation design. She has also successfully represented clients in construction claims involving personal injury and death, federal investigations relating to the False Claims Act, delay and acceleration damages, bond and lien issues, professional licensure, building code violations and ADA violations. Amanda has extensive federal court experience and has litigated a multitude of construction and commercial claims in the Northern, Middle and Southern District Courts of Florida including the successful defense of a large class action suit against an international testing company.
Amanda is a member of the Construction Law Committee of the Real Property Probate & Trust Law Division of The Florida Bar. She regularly writes and speaks on construction issues and has also published articles related to women in the legal profession. She has frequently been named as a Legal Elite and Up & Comer in Florida Trend magazine as well as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star in Florida Super Lawyers magazine since 2009, including being named in the Top 50 in the 2016 Tampa Bay Super Lawyers edition. Amanda is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and was raised in both Louisville and St. Petersburg, Florida.