Practice Areas

Construction Claims

Our team of dedicated construction attorneys focus on the representation of developers, general and subcontractors and material suppliers, with special emphasis on the defense of construction defect claims.

The CD team has decades of combined experience handling and winning these cases.  We have represented clients at all levels of court in Florida from Small claims to the Fourth District Court of Appeals as well as Federal Circuit Court.

Our goal is always to provide the greatest amount of information to our clients and their insurance carriers to always understand the claims against them and make the best decisions they can regarding settlement or litigation.  We pride ourselves on not only being advocates but instructors and avid counselors to our clients.

The construction world consists of nearly every business around us.  Our attorneys represent private as well as public entities on municipal, commercial and residential projects.  There are unique issues that each of these present and we understand how to counsel our clients andlead them through that maze.  Hightower attorneys have represented businesses in nearly every aspect of the construction industry, among those:

Roofing manufacture and installation, stucco, window installation, design and engineering, paint, pluming, HVAC, specialty installers, building supply companies, flooring, framing, drywall and shell construction.

We have a network of construction experts at our disposal including general contractors, roofing experts, engineers and architects to help ensure great results for our clients.  Our experts are the leading voices in the field and are frequently featured as guest speakers at conferences around the country.

Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod, & Kantor construction attorneys can handle any of your construction litigation:

  1. Defect litigation at all levels and forum;
  2. Pre-suit negotiations and agreements;
  3. OSHA defense;
  4. Risk transfer and insurance requirements; and
  5. Third-party claims.

Our Awards & Accolades


What Our Clients Say

As a Commercial Trucking Litigation Supervisor, I have found Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor to be not only extremely knowledgeable but personable and readily available. It is difficult in today’s commercial claims arena to find a Defense Firm who is willing to accept the challenge of mitigating the existing exposures by building a solid yet economically feasible defense. My comfort level in combatting the litigious mentality of some is by far exceeded with Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor.
Dale, I just wanted to let you know in all my past experience as a Florida Adjuster how impressive I think Herb is. He does an amazing job not only with the critical incidents but in every aspect of the claim from medical specials to property damage issues. He is an incredible asset to us and our client with his consistency, reliability, responsiveness and knowledge. In our line of work folks are very quick to complain (present company included of course) and rarely take the time to call someone our when they do an amazing job. I am taking a minute to let you know but I am sure you already know that about him! Thank you and your team for all you do!
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Lee and his team at Hightower do a fantastic job with our construction cases. They are zealous in their defense of clients, practical in their assessments and tremendous communicators about the ins and outs of cases. I continue to be thankful for their representation of our insureds and for their professionalism and friendship.
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Michael and his team at Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor are incredibly knowledgeable about Premises Liability Law and are exactly the kind of trusted partners our company values. They instill a sense of confidence by laying out the facts, case law, and risk assessment to help make well-informed decisions. They are not afraid to defend vigorously, while maintaining professionalism and civility. If I need to engage outside counsel, I would turn to Hightower, Stratton, Novigrod & Kantor without hesitation.
Dan Novigrod and his team are very professional, thorough, proficient, and knowledgeable.  They take time to explain matters that may be unclear and they were very flexible in scheduling. Dan’s team demonstrated an ability to grasp our unique qualities and tailor their approach to the case accordingly. I absolutely would recommend them and definitely intend to continue using them for the foreseeable future!