Megan A. Picataggio is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction and Litigation Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on construction litigation and transactional law, including design and construction disputes and construction defect litigation. Having grown up in the construction industry, Ms. Picataggio combines her personal and professional experiences with an educational background that strongly enhances her construction practice. She provides additional value to clients through her experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating complex construction contracts, the prosecution and defense of construction disputes, and her educational background in land use law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Picataggio was an associate at a construction boutique firm where she represented general contractors, design professionals, sureties, and subcontractors in a wide range of issues specific to the construction industry, including lien actions, payment bond claims, professional negligence claims, and delay and impact claims in Florida and across the country. She gained significant experience defending contractors and subcontractors in construction defect claims. Through this experience, Ms. Picataggio assisted and participated in alternative dispute resolution, litigation, and trials.

Ms. Picataggio is a member of the Florida Bar’s Real Property Section and the Construction Committee. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law and a member of the Orange County Bar Association.

In addition to her bar affiliations, Ms. Picataggio is a member of construction industry groups and organizations, including the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Greater Orlando Chapter, where she currently serves as President. She is also the recipient of the Chapter’s 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year Award and the 2014-2015 Innovator Award. Ms. Picataggio donates her time to local organizations, including the Legal Aid Society of the OCBA and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.


  • J.D., 2011
    University of Florida Levin College of Law
    Environmental and Land Use Law Certificate Program
    John Marshall Bar Association
    Conservation Clinic
  • B.S., cum laude and Honors in the Major Recipient, Legal Studies/Political Science, 2008
    University of Central Florida
    Order of Pegasus
    Thesis, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Importance of Drug Courts in the Juvenile Justice System
  • ABA Forum on Construction Law Trial Academy, 2015


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Middle Districts of Florida


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch list since 2021, 2022, 2023