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William L. Grant is a partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. He’s one of less than 250 attorneys in the state with Florida Bar board certification in construction law.

A Martindale-Hubbell AV® attorney, William has tried many jury trials, bench trials and arbitration proceedings. His practice includes commercial litigation with a focus on construction and surety law, including construction liens, delay claims, water intrusion, breach of contract, and other complex construction and commercial litigation matters. He also has wide-ranging experience with construction contract preparation and negotiation.

William’s focus on this specialized field has allowed him to work closely with clients on a diverse range of issues. His work includes construction litigation, litigation avoidance, bid protests, contract negotiations, licensing, and other construction issues. He has also handled many successful appeals in both state and federal courts of appeal and has numerous published opinions. Clients from across the state include contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, public and private owners/developers, and construction material suppliers.

William is a frequent speaker at seminars on various issues affecting the construction industry. Recent topics have included the Florida Construction Lien Law, construction contracts, delay and disruption claims, construction defect claims, public contracting, bonding, legislative issues and collections on behalf of construction material suppliers. He has also published numerous articles on construction topics for bar and construction trade association publications.


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., with high honors, 1991; The Order of the Coif
  • University of Central Florida, B.S., with highest honors, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Orange County Bar Association, Construction Law Committee Chairman (1996-2001)
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors, Legislative Subcommittee (1997-present)
  • Associated General Contractors, M/WBE Committee (1995-2001)
  • Construction Industry Forum Committee
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • The Florida Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section


  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2019
  • The Florida Bar: Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law
  • U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Rated, 4.9 out of 5.0
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%, 2014-2018
  • Avvo, 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, Construction Law, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Construction Law, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019



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