Tim Hunt has 37 years of experience in construction law and clients can expect prompt response, efficient service and practical legal advice.

Tim’s practice primarily involves the preparation of development, design and construction contracts and the mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims relating to real estate development, design and construction.

Tim’s litigation experience includes defective construction claims, delay claims, design negligence, the defense of claims by condominium associations, lien foreclosure actions, and payment and performance bond claims. He worked on the contracts for the development, design, construction and renovation of Water Street Tampa, Amalie Arena, The Florida Aquarium, and Raymond James Stadium.

Tim also represents several companies on Cuba trade issues, including Florida Produce, a Tampa-based business that has been selling food to the Cuban government since 2001. He has traveled to both Washington, D.C. and Havana, Cuba on multiple occasions to meet with officials from the Cuban Embassy and the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Tim serves on the national roster of certified arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association. He is also active in the community. Tim has served on the Board of Directors of The Alafia Home, Bayshore Little League, and Hyde Park Preservation. He remains involved with the Auburn Alumni Association, as well as various non-profit organizations, including the Centro Espanol de Tampa.


  • American Arbitration Association: Certified Arbitrator
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyer, Construction (2015-2023)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2009-2023)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2011, 2013)
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition (2010-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2008-2024)
    • 2024 Tampa Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year 
    • 2018 Tampa Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year  
    • 2013 Tampa Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year

Credentials & Experience


Auburn University, B.S., 1980

Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1983: Cumberland Law Review, Managing Editor

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

U.S. Supreme Court

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association: Forum on the Construction Industry
  • The Florida Bar: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, Construction Law Committee
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Construction Law Committee
  • American Arbitration Association: National Roster of Certified Arbitrators
  • Leadership Tampa Graduate
  • Centro Español de Tampa
  • Fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Tampa Yachy & Country Club


News & Insights

Published decisions

  • Oregon Partners No. 2, Ltd. v. Klauder & Nunno Enterprises, Inc.
    WL 355256 4D02-1126  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Fourth District, February 19, 2003
  • Nunez v. Westfield Homes of Florida, Inc.
    WL 1118135 2D05-1089  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, April 5, 2006
  • Pulte Home Corp. v. Smith
    WL 1969281 2D01-3761  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District, August 14, 2002
  • First Texas Sav. Ass’n v. Comprop Inv. Properties Ltd.
    WL 199478 89-93-CIV-T-17  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, November 8, 1990
  • First Texas Sav. Ass’n v. Comprop Inv. Properties Ltd.
    WL 199480 89-93-CIV-T17(A)  United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division, November 8, 1990
  • U.S. v. Horsley
    WL 2971 86-3316  United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, February 6, 1989
  • Maryland Cas. Co. v. State Dept. of General Services
    489 So.2d 57 11 Fla. L. Weekly 705 85-2027  District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. March 21, 1986


Chambers USA ranks the leading lawyers and law firms across the USA. Legal rankings are based on in-depth market analysis and independent research, conducted by an experienced team of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) based on legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness and client service.

"Tim does a great job helping to navigate through tricky disputes." "He is an excellent lawyer." Client quote, Chambers USA 2023 

"Tim is very responsive." Client quote, Chambers USA 2022

"He is a phenomenal lawyer." Client quote, Chambers USA 2021

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