Lindsay G. McCormick
Areas of Practice
Lindsay is a member of the Professional Liability Department where the focus of her practice is construction defect litigation and general professional liability defense. In this role, Lindsay provides counsel to sub-contractors, general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, architects and engineers in claims brought against them in a variety of construction projects and disputes. Additionally, Lindsay assists clients through pre-suit investigations and arbitrations when appropriate. Further, Lindsay is experienced in handling condominium association claims, and directors and officers claims for real estate agents, brokers and appraisers.
In 2007 Lindsay graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University, where her major was communications. She then went on to earn her juris doctor in 2010 from Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, Lindsay was a law clerk for a local law firm. She was also an active member of the Student Bar Association and the Christian Legal Society, as well as staying active in the school's intramural sports.
In addition to her law practice, Lindsay is an active participant in various programs with the local pet rescue groups in the Tampa Bay Area, where she works with animal rescue shelters and serves as a foster care-taker for rescued dogs in transition, until they find adoptive homes. As well, Lindsay is active with Going the Distance Adventure Ministries, a Christian organization that among its charitable projects, is working in Costa Rica to construct an orphanage, medical center, fish farm and distribution center.
Obtained a defense verdict at trial for an engineering client related to claims surrounding an alleged failed sinkhole repair. Claims included professional nelgigence for the deisgn of the repair, as well as claims of fraud and nelgigent misrepresentation.
Represented framing contractor in binding arbitration initiated by a general contractor for both direct and consequential damages resulting from the construction of a multi-family building. Carried representation through issuance of Interim Award by the arbitration panel containing a favorable ruling for the client, which included a finding of waiver of all alleged consequential damages. The award spurred a reasonable settlement which the general contractor previously was not willing to consider.
Defended subcontractors in numerous cases for both direct and third-party claims relating to alleged construction defects, and including both contractual and statutory warranty claims.
Defended material manufacturer in direct claim from Condominium Association through the use of a Motion for Summary Judgment, resulting in the Association dropping a majority of the claimed damages and accepting a nominal settlement.
Employed the use of detailed damages analysis to limit potential damages alleged against subcontractor, resulting in the plaintiff accepting a minimal settlement.
Case Law Alerts, contributor, 2018
"Construction Defect Claims and the Role of the Insurer in Early Proceedings," Insurance Journal - Focus on Florida, November 21, 2016
“Chapter 558 Notice and the Duty to Defend ,” Defense Digest, Vol. 21, No. 3, September 2015
"Use of Case Management Orders in Construction Litigation," Lawyer magazine, publication of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, February 2015