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Ed Whelan specializes in Construction Litigation and Arbitration, Business Litigation, and Real Property Litigation. He is also AV rated, the highest rating awarded to attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell ®

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In addition to trials, arbitrations and mediations, Mr. Whelan advises clients in avoiding construction disputes, including drafting and reviewing construction contracts and assisting clients with licensing issues. Prior to law school, Mr. Whelan worked as an estimator and project manager for several mechanical contractors in the Washington, D.C. area.


  • University of Maryland, B.S., 1988
  • University of South Carolina, J.D., Cum Laude, 1995


  • The Best Lawyers in America’s Jacksonville Litigation – Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law and Construction Law and Construction Litigation, 2008-2016
  • Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, 2005 to present
  • The Florida Bar – Construction Law Certification Committee, member, 2005 – 2009
  • AV rated as independently determined by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2014


  • Florida chapter, State-by-State Guide to Construction Contracts and Claims (Aspen Publishers 2006), Co-author
  • “Owner’s Implied Warranty of Adequacy of the Plans and Specifications (Spearin Warranty): A Primer on its Application and Limitations” Construction Law Update 2005 (Aspen Publishers), Co-author
  • South Carolina chapter, “State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing” (Aspen 1999), Co-author
  • South Carolina chapter, The Design/Build Process: A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada (ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 1997), Co author
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