Hilary Morgan


Hilary Morgan represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, surety bond law, litigation, arbitration, construction defect, contract review and drafting, licensing, bid protests, and OSHA defense.

Hilary Morgan represents clients in all aspects of construction law including lien law, surety bond law, litigation, arbitration, construction defects, contract review and drafting, delay claims, bid protests, design professional liability, corporate law, and administrative law. Hilary’s construction roots run deep: her family operated a ladder manufacturing company, Flint Ladders, for over 100 years. Growing up in Stuart, Florida, her father worked as a general contractor and later as landscape architect. Her family ties to the construction industry continue as her sister is a civil engineer and her father-in-law operates a contracting company.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., 2007, cum laude


  • McRae & Metcalf, P.A., 2012-2015, construction litigation associate
  • The Honorable Judge Sabella, Hillsborough County Circuit Civil Court, 2012, judicial intern
  • Florida Attorney General’s Office, Tampa Civil Litigation Bureau, 2011, legal intern
  • Matwiczyk & Brown, LLP, 2011, summer civil litigation associate
  • Southern Legal Counsel, 2011, law clerk
  • The Honorable Judge Sweet, Martin County Circuit Civil Court, 2010
  • U.S. Congressman Tim Mahoney (FL-16), deputy press secretary; field representative, 2007-2008


  • Tampa Bay Business Journal BusinessWoman of the Year Finalist, 2017
  • U.S. Young Construction Professional of the Year, National Finalist, Associated Builders and Contractors, 2017
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Up & Comers, 2017
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Conference, Presenter, Individual Liability for Negligence, 2017
  • Co-Author of Amazon Best Seller OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry, 2016
  • “Affiliate: Friend or Foe? How the Acquisition of an Affiliate Can Lead to Denial or Revocation of FDOT Certification,” Florida Transportation Builder Magazine, 2014


  • Florida Bar
  • U.S District Court, Middle District of Florida


  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class, Class of 2018, Co-Chair
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class of 2017, Graduate
    • National Young Professionals Committee
  • National Women in Roofing, General Counsel
  • The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee
  • Suncoast Utility Contractors Association, Past Associate Director
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Past Officer
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Womens Transportation Seminar
  • Tampa Bay Builders Association
  • Treasure Coast Roofing & Sheet Metal Association
  • Propeller Club, Port of Tampa
  • Tampa Bay Inn of Court
  • J. Clifford Cheatwood Inn of Court
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay
  • Metropolitan Ministries volunteer
  • MacDill Officers’ Spouses Club
  • University of Florida Environmental Moot Court Team
  • University of Florida Land Use Student Award
  • Vanderbilt University Women’s Swim Team
  • Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Sciences Council, President