Boyd & Jenerette Expands Construction Practice with New Location in St. Petersburg, Florida

April 3, 2019 by on News

The Construction Law Group at Florida civil litigation law firm Boyd & Jenerette is adding a new office on the Gulf Coast to serve property owners, contractors, design professionals, developers, and building products suppliers.

Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to welcome Teresa A. Eyerman as a partner in the firm’s new St. Petersburg, Florida office. Ms. Eyerman represents general contractors, subcontractors, developers, and design professionals in all areas of construction law in both a litigation and transactional capacity.

"Teresa brings in-depth knowledge of the Florida construction market to Boyd & Jenerette," said shareholder and construction practice group leader Beth-Ann Schulman. "The construction practice now offers expanded service to the Central Florida and Gulf Coast markets, with the opening of the new St. Petersburg location."

Teresa A. Eyerman
Direct: 727.497.3309

Ms. Eyerman worked in Travelers’ Florida staff counsel construction defect ligation practice for the last nine years. She was the Florida representative for national construction alerts and changes, and served on the national construction defect leadership team.

She gained experience as general counsel for a Florida-based construction firm, where she worked on private and government projects. Ms. Eyerman also worked with a nationally recognized construction law firm on multi-state construction projects, including the Amtrak Northend Electrification Project and delay claims arising from airport construction projects.

Ms. Eyerman earned her law degree with honors from The Florida University College of Law in 1996. She holds a 1989 B.A. degree in History from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

About the Construction Law Group

The Boyd & Jenerette Construction Law Group offers clients a full-service construction law practice throughout Florida. The firm understands the specialized needs of those in the construction industry, from pre-suit intervention when litigation can be avoided, to a full trial when needed.

Two attorneys in the Construction Law Group—partner Michael J. Childers and shareholder Beth-Ann Schulman—are Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. They are experts in residential, commercial and roadway construction law matters, from pre-suit through trial or arbitration. Ms. Schulman is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator, a Florida Approved Arbitrator, and worked as an accountant in the construction industry prior to becoming a lawyer.

About Boyd & Jenerette, P.A.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is a civil litigation law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia. The firm’s practice areas include civil matters involving insurance defense, construction defects, workers’ compensation, Longshore and Defense Base Act claims, Admiralty and Jones Act claims, transportation and trucking, aviation law, employment practices liability, property damage, professional liability, coverage and bad faith, and mass torts. The firm is also experienced in handling civil appeals in state and federal courts, and offers alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration or mediation.

The firm is AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and 11 of the firm’s attorneys are also AV Peer Review Rated at an individual level.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is recognized in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® in the following two areas: Tier 2 Jacksonville, Insurance Law, and Tier 3 Jacksonville, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. The firm is honored to have been recognized in Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings for nine consecutive years (2011 – 2019).

The firm maintains a commitment to excellence in advocacy when pursuing client’s goals through pre-suit resolution, mediation, arbitration or trial. A team of experienced attorneys help insurance carriers, their insureds, self-insured entities and businesses manage risk and reduce exposure through training, counsel, and a commitment to early resolution. If it is not possible to settle the case early, then an aggressive but cost-effective defense litigation strategy is developed. The firm’s focus on cost effective representation includes alternative attorney’s fee structures such as fixed rate options for handling pre-suit matters including coverage opinions.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. strives to build long-term client relationships through outstanding service, which is reflected in part through attorney credentials and peer recognition. Seven of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified by The Florida Bar, including one in the area of Aviation Law, one in Civil Trial, one in Appellate Practice, two in Construction Law, and two in Workers’ Compensation.

Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. was founded by Charles T. Boyd, Jr. and Noah H. Jenerette, Jr. in 1952. The firm maintains Florida offices in Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Orlando, and St. Petersburg, and a Georgia office in Savannah. Attorneys are also available for consultation in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Tallahassee.

Comprehensive Services

Many cases overlap several areas of law. As a full service law firm, we are able to recognize how one legal discipline impacts another. We work as a team on complex issues that require knowledge of a variety of state and federal laws. This multi-disciplinary approach allows clients to receive the large-firm advantage of access to multiple attorneys in a wide scope of practice areas as well as the hands-on customer service offered by a boutique law firm. In addition to civil litigation, employment law, workers’ compensation defense, commercial law, construction law and appeals, our firm also handles professional liability claims.

Our bilingual staff is available to assist with immigration matters, including consular and removal defenses.