Hilary Morgan

Member

Denver, Colorado

Phone: 303.299.8058

Fax:

[email protected]

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2012
    • cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 2007
    • cum laude

Hilary Morgan’s passion for construction runs in her family. Growing up, her father was a general contractor in Florida, where development was a primary driver of the local economy. His experiences help her see matters from her clients’ perspectives.

After more than a decade practicing construction law, Hilary has gained an appreciation of the intricacies of conflicting priorities on large construction projects, which enables her to partner with her clients to help navigate their legal needs.

Hilary represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, architects, engineers, consultants, suppliers, and others in all aspects of construction law. She handles a full range of construction issues, including liens, surety bonds, contracts, delay, scheduling, insurance, construction defects, bid protests, licensing, and other related issues. She represents clients in litigation and arbitration, as well as outside of litigation, such as claims avoidance, contract review and drafting, resolving change order or site condition disputes, and other disputes arising on-site.

Clients appreciate Hilary’s ability to jump into issues, learning the language and real-world aspects, facts, and tangible arguments to offer multiple solutions and guidance for the best outcomes. She appreciates her clients’ need for efficient, cost-effective outcomes, and her forward-looking approach helps her clients avoid potential issues in the future.

Originally from Florida, Hilary moved to Colorado in the spring of 2021. She is a board-certified construction lawyer by the Florida Bar and is ranked by Chambers USA in Construction Law in Florida.

Publications & Presentations

PRESS

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • OSHA Defense for the Construction Industry, co-author
  • “Affiliate: Friend or Foe? How the Acquisition of an Affiliate Can Lead to Denial or Revocation of FDOT Certification,” Florida Transportation Builder Magazine

PRESENTATIONS

  • National Utility Contractors Association, Presenter, Changed and Concealed Site Conditions
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Presenter, Lien Law
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Convention, Presenter, Managing Subconsultants and Liability as a Consulting Engineer
  • GovCon Conference, Presenter, Key Contract Provisions​ in Federal Contracting
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Florida Con​vention, Presenter​​,​ Design Professionals’​​ Individual Liability for Negligence
  • International Roofing Expo, Presenter, “How to Get Women on the Roof: Successful Strategies & Case Studies”
  • Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, Annual Conference, Speaker, Construction Law

Professional Activities

  • General Counsel, National Women in Roofing
  • National Associated Builders and Contractors, Young Professionals Committee
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class of 2018, Co-Chair
    • NEXGEN Leadership Class of 2017, Graduate
  • The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee
  • Utility Contractors Association, Past Associate Director
  • National Association of Women in Construction, Past Officer
  • Florida Transportation Builders Association
  • Womens Transportation Seminar

Highlights

  • Board Certified in Construction Law, Florida Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America, Denver (2021-2024)
    • Administrative / Regulatory Law
    • Construction Law
    • Litigation – Construction
  • Chambers USA, Band 5, Construction (2023)
  • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” Florida (2022)
    • Construction Litigation
    • Administrative Law
  • Tampa Magazine, Best Construction Attorney (2018)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors, U.S. Young Construction Professional of the Year, National Finalist (2017)
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year Finalist (2017)
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Legal Elite, 2017-2019 (Up & Comer) 2020-2021