Trevor B. Arnold, B.C.S. Attorney At Law

Trevor B. Arnold, B.C.S. - Attorney at Law


Construction Team Leader

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Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

Trevor leads GrayRobinson’s Construction Team and is based in the firm’s Orlando office. His practice is focused on civil litigation. His experience encompasses litigation, arbitration, mediation, loss prevention and risk management. Trevor has significant trial experience with commercial/business and construction litigation. He handles litigation in federal and state courts throughout Florida. Trevor holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

One of Trevor's primary areas of concentration is construction litigation. He is board certified in construction law by The Florida Bar. Trevor handles and has experience with a wide variety of construction disputes, including personal injuries/deaths during or after construction, defects and/or failures and delays and/or inefficiencies. He has also lectured on numerous construction law issues including The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts, design professional liability and "Green Building" or LEED issues.

Trevor has experience handling construction claims involving various types of projects and construction. He handles disputes relating to industrial projects, including power plants and cement plants. His practice encompasses claims relating to infrastructure or transportation projects, including roadways, rail systems, airports, bridges and tunnels. He represents clients regarding disputes over residential projects, including apartments, condominium conversions, oceanfront condominiums, single-family homes and residential subdivisions. Trevor handles disputes over remediation, mold, sinkholes, hurricane damage and indoor air quality issues. He has litigated and tried commercial construction cases such as a hospital, a theme park, an international fiber optic telecommunications network and a university building. Furthermore, he handles civil works projects involving storm-water, wastewater and utility systems.   

Trevor also handles various commercial and business litigation including disputes regarding contracts, leases, franchises, business torts, trade secrets, intellectual property, product liability, insurance and employment and non-competition agreements. Trevor’s practice further includes election law, local government matters, insurance and personal injury.   

  • Background

    Trevor was born in Lancaster, California, and grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor’s and juris doctor from the University of Florida. Trevor joined GrayRobinson in 2002. He has been a shareholder at GrayRobinson since 2008. Trevor is married with three children.  

  • Recognition
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA, Construction, 2014-2023
      • Recognized Practitioner, Construction, 2016
    • City & State Florida, Florida Construction Power 100, 2023
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-2024
      • Appellate Practice
      • Commercial Litigation
      • Construction Law
        • Lawyer of the Year, 2023
      • Litigation - Construction
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2013-2023
      • Top 50 Orlando Super Lawyers, 2023
      • Rising Star, 2009-2012
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2016, 2019, 2021
    • Orlando Magazine, Best Lawyers, 2010-2013, 2014, 2019-2021
    • Florida Trend, "Up and Comer," 2007-2008, 2012
    • American Registry, Florida’s Top Attorneys, 2013
    • Daily Business Review, Top Rated Lawyer, Appellate Law, 2013
    • Orlando Magazine, Top Legal Eagles, 2010
    • Orlando Business Journal, Most Influential Businessmen, 2008
    • Orlando Business Journal, "Best of the Bar" Nominee, Commercial Litigation, 2007
  • Insights
    • “Nailing Down Construction Issues for Your 2024 Toolkit,” GrayRobinson Seminar, February 27, 2024
    • Co-author, "BIM - It's Evolving Impact and Key Legal Considerations," 2022
    • "Construction Industry Update," GrayRobinson Seminar, September 14, 2021
    • "Doing Deals and Disputes in 2020: Revive, Restructure, or Rend Apart," Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Central Florida, October 15, 2020
    • "Using Online Data to Screen Potential Jurors," The Florida Bar's 14th Annual Construction Law Institute, March 6-7, 2020 
    • Co-author, "What is Betterment?" Advisory Bulletin, Travelers Insurance, January 2018
    • "Contract Forms, Terminology and Language to Adopt that Reduces Your Risk," Building High Performance Buildings - Not High Risk Buildings: How to Avoid Design and Construction Defects in Today's Project, September 10, 2014
    • Co-author, "Florida's Statute of Repose: How It Works and Why It Doesn't," Building Central Florida, May/June 2014
    • "Going Green with Design-Build: Lessons Learned," Design-Build Institute of America and Florida Engineering Society, December 7, 2011
    • "Litigation Trends in Risk Allocation and Impact of Certificates of Insurance," BB&T and J. Rolfe Davis Presentation, August 29, 2011
    • Greenbuild, Risk Management LEED, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11, 2009
    • "Avoiding ‘Green Building’ Liability," 4th Campus and Community Sustainability Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, October 2009
    • "Avoiding ‘Green Building’ Liability," CMAA West Florida Chapter, CMAA West Central Florida Chapter and the Design-Build Institute of America Florida Region, Inc., Orlando, Florida, January 2009
    • "Avoiding ‘Green Building’ Liability," Green Building Risk Management, Caribbean Green Expo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 2008
    • "What to Do When Construction Projects Go Bad," Lorman Seminar, April 2008
    • "How Design Documents Can Prevent or Cause Construction Claims," Lorman Seminar, February 2008
    • "Mixed-Use Condominium Projects: Cautionary Tales," Lorman Construction Newsletter, March 2007
    • "What You Need to Know: Public Records Management and Electronic Discovery," Community College Conference on Legal issues, January 2007
    • "Construction Contracts for Florida League of Cities, Inc.," 25th Annual Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Program, Bonita Springs, Florida, July 2006
    • "Rights and Liabilities of Architects and Engineers," The Florida Bar, Florida Construction Law and Practice Manual (5th Ed.), 2006
    • "Mixed-Use Condominium Projects: Cautionary Tales," 44th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys, Victor O. Schinnerer and Company, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, June 2005
    • "AIA Construction Contracts: Important Project Contracts, Key Provisions and How They Affect a Construction Project," Lorman Education Services, June 2005
    • "Florida Law for Civil Engineers and Avoiding Claims on Construction Projects," University of Florida College of Engineering, Fall 2004
  • Affiliations
    • The Florida Bar
      • Board Certified in Construction Law
      • Business Law Section, Member
      • Real Property Probate and Trust Law, Member
      • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
    • AdventHealth Foundation
      • Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute Board Member
    • American Bar Association
      • Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
      • Litigation Section
      • Torts and Insurance Practice Section
    • Orange County Bar Association
      • Business Law Committee, Member
        • Chair, 2008-2009
      • Construction Law Committee, Member
    • Leadership Orlando, Class 68
    • Leadership Seminole, Class 23
  • Credentials
    • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2001, with Honors
    • B.A., University of Florida, 1998, with Honors
      • Florida Blue Key
      • Student Government Supervisor of Elections
    • Board certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law
  • Admissions
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle District of Florida