education

  • University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law (J.D., 1999), with honors
  • Florida State University (B.S., 1996), cum laude

related industries

bar admissions

  • Florida

court admissions

  • Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Matthew R. Cogburn

Matthew R. Cogburn

Shareholder
Tampa
T: 813.229.4227
F: 813.229.4133

Matt Cogburn represents a diverse base of clients in complex commercial disputes, with a special focus on litigation within the construction industry.  Mr. Cogburn has extensive experience representing  all players in the construction process, including public and private owners, contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, insurers, sureties, and construction material suppliers. He also has experience in claim avoidance, both through drafting and negotiating construction contract documents or through early evaluation and use of pre-litigation, alternative dispute resolution procedures. 

Mr. Cogburn has given lectures and published articles on legal issues affecting the construction industry including allocation of risk through use of AIA construction documents, construction payment remedies, insurance coverage for construction defect claims, condominium construction litigation, indoor air quality claims and ethical obligations when simultaneously representing a surety and its principal.

Mr. Cogburn has been board certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar since 2007 and he has been recognized in publications including Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2011.