Robert A. Hingston 

Robert A. Hingston 

Robert A. Hingston, Esq.

Mr. Hingston primarily practices in the area of construction law, including contract drafting and negotiation, disputes, mediation, arbitration, trials, and appeals. He has handled matters involving contract disputes, mechanic's liens, delay claims, bond claims under payment and performance bonds, change order disputes, bid disputes, and other construction related issues.

He has been involved in numerous highly complex matters in state and federal court, administrative bodies, and arbitration, including matters subject to the Complex Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. He has also served many times as both a sole arbitrator and a member of a panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Building Construction Law
  • Surety Law
  • Insurance and Commercial Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Ripon College
    • B.A. - 1971

Published Works

  • Co-Author, "Alternative Dispute Resolution,", Chapter, Florida Construction Law and Practice 2ed., The Florida Bar


  • "Florida Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?", National Business Institute, 1993 - 1997
  • "Construction Payment Remedies in Florida", National Business Institute, 1999 - 2000
  • "Florida Law for Design Professionals", Lorman Educational Services, 2000 - 2001
  • "Construction Lien Law and Strategies in Florida", National Business Institute, 2001
  • "Construction Insurance, Bonding, and Liens in Florida", Lorman Educational Services, 2005 - 2006
  • “Understanding Structural Engineering for the Construction Industry in Florida", Lorman Educational Services, 2005
  • "Resolving Construction Disputes in Florida: Effective Use of Mediation, Arbitration, and Other Processes", National Business Institute, 2005
  • "Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction Projects", National Business Institute, 2006
  • "Construction Change Orders", National Business Institute, 2007
  • Lecturer, "Basic Construction Law", The Florida Bar, 1992
  • Lecturer, Construction Law Committee, Dade County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, American Arbitration Association

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators (Construction), 1982 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member, Construction Law Committee Chairman, 1994
  • Coral Gables Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Member, Fidelity and Surety Committee, 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member, Construction Committee, 1981 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Forum Committee of the Construction Industry, 1984 - Present
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Council Member, 1996 - 2006
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Vice-Mayor, 1996-1998; 2001-2002; 2005-2006
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Member, Planning and Zoning Board, 2008-2011, Chairman, 2009-2011
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Community Center Advisory Committee, Member, 2010
  • Village of Pinecrest, Florida, Village Manager Search Committee, Member, 2011
  • The Miracle League of Miami-Dade, Board Member
  • Optimist Club of Suniland, Member, Life Optimist
  • Howard Palmetto Baseball Softball Association, Member