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VLP Rated as “Metropolitan Tier 1” by Best Lawyers; VLP Attorneys Also Honored

In its 2019 “Best Law Firms,” Best Lawyers rated VLP as “Metropolitan Tier 1” for the categories Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.   Additionally, Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, and Brad Copenhaver were named “Best Lawyers” in Construction Law, and Mike Piscitelli was named a “Best Lawyer” in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.


VLP Lawyers Achieve $53 Million Judgment for Technology Client

After five years of litigation, VLP client Electronic Transactions Consultants Corporation was awarded a judgment of $53,298,717.27 against the Miami–Dade County Expressway Authority, with which ETC contracted to develop and implement a backoffice software system for an all-electronic, open-road toll system. That amount represents approximately 85% of the total claim. The judgment followed a three-week […]


Steve Johnson Obtains Board Certification

Steve Johnson is now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Construction Law.  Steve’s certification adds another layer of expertise to his construction law practice, where he prosecutes and defends all manner of private and public construction disputes throughout Florida.


Florida Super Lawyers Recognizes VLP Attorneys

Florida Super Lawyers 2017 recognized Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, and Mike Piscitelli, and Brad Copenhaver in the area of Construction Litigation.  Florida Super Lawyers 2017 also recognized Jodi Cohen as a “Rising Star” in Construction Litigation.


Kristina Puente

Kristina Puente was appointed to The Florida Bar Student Education/Admissions to The Bar Committee for 2017-2020.  The committee’s primary function is to determine whether law schools are adequately preparing their students to practice law.  For those law schools that are not, the committee makes specific recommendations to the Bar’s Board of Governors and law school […]


Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes VLP

Chambers USA’s 2017 Guide recognized VLP’s construction practice, observing that VLP is “[a]lso renowned for work across a broad range of litigation matters and developing an increasing expertise in technology related to transportation facilities.”  Chambers quoted sources as noting “the firm’s impressive bench strength, saying: ‘They have a really good depth of talent. All the way […]


VLP Named to “Best Law Firms”

U.S News & World Report, in conjunction with Best Lawyers©, identified VLP as one of the “Best Law Firms” for 2017.  Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, Mike Piscitelli, and Brad Copenhaver were specifically mentioned.


Rob Vezina Recognized by Who’s Who Legal

Who’s Who Legal recognized Rob Vezina as a “foremost legal practitioner” in construction law.


VLP Makes Chambers USA 2016: “In the niche of heavy construction, it doesn’t get any better.”

VLP was recognized again by Chambers USA in its 2016 Guide.  Chambers identified VLP as having a “[m]arket-leading reputation in heavy infrastructure and roadwork projects, with particular expertise in public-private partnerships and government contracts.”  Reviews of the firm included “They are a true construction boutique with a statewide practice.  Their expertise is in road construction, which is massive in […]


VLP Attorneys Recognized Again by Super Lawyers

Florida Super Lawyers® 2016 once again has recognized Rob Vezina, Joe Lawrence, Mike Piscitelli, and Brad Copenhaver in the area of Construction Litigation.