Jim Washburn is Board Certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law and handles all types of construction law and commercial litigation issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, schedule-driven claims, bid protests, contract terminations, design and construction deficiencies, licensing issues, and lien and bond disputes. Jim represents public and private owners, design professionals, general contractors, sureties, and subcontractors. As a frequent speaker and author, he has published articles on Florida’s Construction Lien Law, standard construction contract provisions, and updates in Florida law affecting the construction industry.

Jim obtained both his B.A. degree and J.D. degree from the University of Florida.


Jim grew up in Central Florida, attending Bishop Moore and Lake Mary High Schools.


  • State of Florida

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


  • J.D., University of Florida

  • B.A., University of Florida

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, The Florida Bar

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association


  • President, Secretary, Board of Directors, and Service Project Chairman, Rotary Club of Altamonte

  • Assistant Scout Master, Boy Scout Troop 234

  • Coach, YMCA Youth League Soccer, Coach

  • Leadership Seminole – Class of 2002

Recognitions & Awards

  • 2016, Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine

  • 2012, Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

  • 2012-2013, 2017-2018, 2019-2020, Service Above Self Award, Rotary Club of Altamonte Springs

  • Paul Harris Fellow

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV

News & Insights

Jim Washburn

ShuffieldLowman’s James C. Washburn Receives AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

By James Washburn | Jan. 13, 2021

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The Importance of Revisiting Standard Construction Contracts by Jim Washburn

By James Washburn | Oct. 17, 2018

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Group looking over construction design with tools

Review of The Owner/Design Professional Agreement from The Design Professional’s Perspective

By James Washburn | March 3, 2014

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man in hard hat using BIM program

Integrated Project Delivery: Changing the Insurance Landscape

By James Washburn | June 7, 2012

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Two men discussing plans over a laptop and blueprints

Comparing and Maximizing Performance Bond and Commercial General Liability Protections

By James Washburn | June 2, 2012

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Right of Set-Off on Unrelated Projects

By James Washburn | April 30, 2012

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