Andrew L. (“Drew”) Chapin is a “non-traditional” lawyer who began his professional career as a civil engineer. Mr. Chapin represents owners, developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals in all aspects of construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, contract negotiations, licensing, and other construction issues. In 2006, Mr. Chapin became Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar. Mr. Chapin applies his legal training and his “real world” experiences as an engineer to counsel his clients on the practical resolution of construction disputes. Following graduation from Florida State University in 1988, Mr. Chapin joined Greiner Engineering, Inc. (now URS Corporation), a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm, where he focused on planning and design of roadways in Central Florida. Mr. Chapin became licensed as a professional engineer in 1994 and later served as Greiner’s Director of Project Development and Engineering (PD&E) Studies until 1996, when he entered the University of Florida College of Law.

Court Admissions

  • State of North Carolina, 1998
  • State of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2004

Education

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, cum laude, Florida State University, 1988
  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, 1998

Employment

  • Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, 2007-Present
  • Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A., 2002-2007
  • Adams Kleemeier Hagan Hannah & Fouts, P.A., 1998-2002
  • Greiner Engineering, Inc. (now URS Corp.), 1988-1996

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, ADSC – The International Association of Foundation Drilling

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell (“AV”) Peer Review Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyer, Construction/Surety, 2010-Present
  • Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, Construction Law, 2011-2013

Certifications & Credentials

  • Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar, 2006-Present
  • Florida Professional Engineer License, 1994-Present

Publications

  • Co-author, NORTH CAROLINA CONSTRUCTION LAW TREATISE, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2017 ed. (View PDF) (Purchase)
  • Co-author (Alternative Dispute Resolution and Partnering Chapter), FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION LAW AND PRACTICE, The Florida Bar, 2006 (Purchase)
  • Co-author (The Role of the Subcontractor Chapter), FUNDAMENTALS OF CONSTRUCTION LAW, ABA Book Publishing, 2001
  • Co-author, “Statutory Grounds for Challenging Arbitration Awards,” The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1999

Speeches, Panel Discussions & Seminars

  • “North Carolina Lien and Bond Law,” ADSC Carolinas Chapter, June 2013
  • “Construction Law Basics,” Turner School of Construction, October 2012
  • “Drillers Role in Avoiding Legal Problems,” ADSC Anchor and Micropile Installation School (AMPIS), September 2011
  • “The Owner’s Duties in a Florida Construction Project: Legal Considerations,” Lorman Education Services, May 2006
  • “ADA Compliance: A Plan for ‘Readily Achievable’ Modification,” Central Florida Chapter of National Association of Industrial & Office Properties,” April 2004
  • “Construction Law Basics,” North Carolina Professional Plumbers Association, September 2001 and April 2002
  • “Contractual Risk Transfer: Identification and Avoidance,” Annual Meeting of Carolinas Chapter of American Subcontractors Association, August 2001
  • “North Carolina Construction Law: A Blueprint for Success in the Construction Process,” Lorman Education Services, April and November 2000

Community Activities & Public Service

  • Western Guilford High School Leadership Team
  • Western Guilford High School PTSO Member
  • Guilford College United Methodist Church