Mr. Rendzio is certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Construction Lawyer and has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest peer review rating available for ethical and legal ability. He has an AVVO rating of 10/10. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® magazine beginning in 2010 for construction litigation and recognized in Jacksonville Magazine’s 904 Top Lawyers in Jacksonville for construction law. His representation has involved owners, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, insurance carriers, and sureties in disputes involving insurance coverage issues, roof design, building envelope, water intrusion, general construction issues, mechanical equipment design and construction, EIFS-related issues, and design defects. His practice involves matters in various courts and before arbitration tribunals within Florida and throughout the United States. In addition to construction litigation experience, other areas of experience have included representing parties in aviation actions, as well as medical malpractice and personal injury lawsuits. Commercial and business litigation experience has included representing clients with complex contractual issues including insurance and securities matters. Class action litigation has involved representing clients in matters involving large, national corporations. Mediation and arbitration experience include insurance-coverage issues, real estate/title disputes, construction defect matters, bond/lien claims, business litigation disputes, as well as personal injury actions. In addition to his experience as a litigator and ADR professional, Mr. Rendzio has served as a Circuit Judge wherein his docket consisted of a Unified Family Court (dissolution, paternity, juvenile delinquency, dependency, Baker Act hearings, guardianships, Marchman Act hearings, injunctions, and Risk Protection Orders).
Arbitrator, mediator, voluntary trial judge (Section 44.104, Fla. Stat.), and attorney (practice areas: construction litigation, business litigation, commercial litigation, and appellate practice).
Partner Ansbacher Law; Former Circuit Court Judge (State of Florida – Seventh Judicial Circuit); Shareholder, Franson, Iseley & Rendzio, P.A.; Associate/Shareholder, TRITT|RENDZIO (and predecessor firm); Associate, Tomchin & Odom, P.A. (focusing on construction law, personal injury litigation (representing both plaintiffs and defendants), commercial litigation, aviation litigation, and class action litigation); Judicial Intern for the Honorable Timothy J. Corrigan (United States District Judge, Middle District of Florida).
Admitted to the Bar: Florida and District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals: Eleventh and Fifth Circuits; U.S. District Court: Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; Certified Federal Mediator (Middle District of Florida); Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator; Certified Condominium Mediator (The Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes); Licensed Insurance Mediator for Florida Department of Financial Services; Panel Mediator for American Arbitration Association; Panel Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association; Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
The Florida Bar, Construction Law Certification Review Course Committee (Co-Chair) (2014-2017); The Florida Bar, Construction Law Institute Committee (Co-Vice Chair) (2017-2018); American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry; American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section; Jacksonville Bar Association, Construction Law Committee (Chair) (2015); Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America; St.Johns County Bar Association; Flagler County Bar Association (Judicial Liaison 2019-2020); Volusia County Bar Association; The Florida Bar, Real Property Probate & Trust Law (RPPTL) Section (Judicial Liaison 2019-2020); St. Johns Association for Women Lawyers (St.JAWL); Northeast Florida Builders Association, St. Johns Builders Council, Board of Director (2013-2016); The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; American Arbitration Association; Sawgrass Country Club, Property and Grounds Committee (2016-2018); The Federalist Society; The St. Augustine Inns of Court; Florida Family Law American Inn of Court; St. Johns County Tiger Bay Club (President); National Academy of Neutrals.
LEGAL CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
AV® Rated, Martindale Hubbell®; AVVO rating 10/10; Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, 2010; Florida Super Lawyers®, “Rising Star” (Construction Litigation)(2010 – 2016); Florida Super Lawyers®, “Super Lawyer” (Construction Litigation) (present); The Florida Bar Construction Law Committee “Rising Star” Award (2017); FCIC/NCIC Limited Access Certification (Florida Department of Law Enforcement); Professional Certification in Trauma & Resilience: Level One (Florida State University); The Florida Institute on Interpersonal Violence Training Certification; Florida Judicial College Phase I; Florida Judicial College Phase II.
“Effective Use of Arbitration,” American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Arbitration and the Surety (2002); “Identifying Underutilized Defenses in Condominium Defect Lawsuits,” Claims Journal, July 15, 2011; “Venue Considerations in Construction Disputes,” Florida Bar Journal, May 2010; “Invoking ‘the Rule’ During Depositions? Absolutely ‘Maybe’” Florida Bar Journal, November 2008.
Lorman Seminars, “What Family Court Judges Want You to Know,” October 2019; American Bar Association, “Effective Use of Arbitration,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the ABA TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2018); The Florida Bar’s Advanced Construction Law Certification Review Course, “Chapter 558 Notice and Opportunity to Cure Act,” March 2013 – 2015; Columbia County Builders Association, “Construction Contracts,” January 2012; Northeast Florida Builder’s Association Remodeler’s Council, “Contracts for Remodelers,” November 2010 – 2013; Lorman Seminars, “Construction Lien Law in Florida,” July 2010.
DeMay, Inc. v. Jennings Court, LLC, 94 So. 3d 585 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012); Jaguar Builders, Inc. v. Cue & Case Sales, Inc., 998 So. 2d 1211 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009); Jesse v. Commercial Diving Academy of Jacksonville, Inc., 963 So. 2d 308 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); Sears Home Improvement Products, Inc. v. Porterfield, 949 So. 2d 318 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); Bryant v. Sharper Image Corporation, 911 So. 2d 100 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005); Geoffrey Bodden & Associates, Inc. v. USA Waste Services of Florida, Inc., 907 So. 2d 544 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005).
Mr. Rendzio’s community involvement includes being active in an opioid task force, a domestic violence task force, Mission to End Student Homelessness (MESH), an unaccompanied/homeless youth task force, Epic-Cure, Inc. (local food drive), K-9’s United (providing protective gear for police and government agency K-9s), as well as Christmas Come True (a Flagler County-based charity). In addition to the foregoing, Mr. Rendzio worked with the Florida Association of Women Lawyers to implement a designated nursing mother’s room in the St. Johns County Courthouse. Mr. Rendzio was also active with our youth by organizing mock trials for underprivileged youth in St. Johns and Volusia Counties.
ARBITRATION & MEDIATION SERVICES
$395.00 per hour (2 parties)
$575.00 per hour (3+ parties)
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