D. Joseph Darr


15 W. Church Street, Suite 301
Orlando, FL 32801

O: 407-740-6600
F: 407-740-6363
Email: djd@kirwinnorris.com
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Board Certified in Construction Law by The Florida Bar

Quick Stats

  • Born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Author and co-author of numerous construction law articles and writings, including a chapter in the Federal Government Construction Contracts book published by the American Bar Association
  • Has successfully represented construction industry clients in many multimillion-dollar disputes


Joe’s practice is focused on construction and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. His experience includes representing contractors, subcontractors, engineers, and sureties in construction and commercial disputes on large public infrastructure and private projects. His background also extends to other construction-related matters, including False Claims Act actions, bid protests, and employment law matters, such as wage/overtime actions and retaliation claims. Additionally, he was involved in the contract drafting and negotiation process for several public-private partnership projects, including the previously proposed Airport City project at Miami International Airport.


  • University of Florida, J.D., 2006(Member: Florida Moot Court Team)
  • Iowa State University, B.A., 2003

Bar/Court Admissions

  • State of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida


  • Federal Government Construction Contracts (Third Edition), Competitive Negotiation Chapter, American Bar Association, October 2017
  • “Avoiding Post-Award Agreement Violations,” Construction Executive, Associated Builders and Contractors Service Corp., September 2013
  • “Construction Law,” USA Chapter, The European Lawyer Reference Series, 2012
  • “Contractors Beware: Post-Award Sales Tax Increases May Reduce the Profitability of a Project,” Construction Executive, Associated Builders and Contractors Service Corp., July 2011
  • “Current Trends in Public-Private Partnership Laws,” The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer 2008
  • “Avoiding the Costs of Defending Absurd Lawsuits,” Southeast Construction, McGraw-Hill Construction, May 2007


  • Damages and Remedies in Construction Disputes, Florida Bar Construction Law Certification Review Course, 2018
  • Construction Law: Advanced Issues and Answers, National Business Institute, 2017