H. Hugh McConnellOf Counsel
Attorney H. Hugh McConnell is of counsel to the firm, specializing in the areas of Construction Litigation and Appellate Practice. Mr. McConnell received his undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1966, a Master of Regional Planning Degree from the University of North Carolina in 1970 and his Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in 1976. Mr. McConnell is admitted to the Florida Bar (US District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida) and is certified as a mediator by both the Florida Supreme Court and the US District Court. He is also admitted to the Massachusetts Bar (US District Court, District of Massachusetts) and the US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. McConnell has demonstrated his knowledge of construction law through various published articles in the Florida Bar Journal including: "The Other Property Problem-Applying the Economic Loss Rule to Contracting Claims", "Diminished Capacity Owners' Ability to Sue for Construction Defects", "Distinguishing Quantum Merit and Unjust Enrichment in the Construction Setting", and an article with Stuart Sobel "Betting the Farm?- Three Rules in Construction Disputes."
Active in the legal community, Mr. McConnell is listed among the panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of the American Arbitrators Association and is an arbitrator for the National Futures Association as well as a member of the Florida Academy of Certified Mediators. Locally, he has served the Miami-Dade County Bar Association's Haitian Refugee Voluntary Lawyers Task Force and Construction Law Committee, and was a Director of the Coral Gables Bar Association. Mr. McConnell has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami's Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and regularly lectures at the University of Miami School of Law in the area of Construction Litigation.