Elijah C. Waring, Jr.


Miami Office
T: 786.770.8653


Elijah C. Waring is an associate in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect and Litigation practice groups. Mr. Waring represents owners and community associations in construction defect claims, including litigation and mediation. Prior to joining Ball Janik, he represented corporations and professionals in a variety of general and complex litigation matters involving premises liability, product liability, negligent security, wrongful death, and multidistrict litigation. Mr. Waring has represented companies, corporations, and insurers in mass toxic tort and environmental litigation in state and federal courts.

Mr. Waring earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. While in law school, he competed as a member of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board and the Miami Law Trial Team. Mr. Waring served as a judicial intern to the Honorable R. Fred Lewis in the Florida Supreme Court, and later as a legal fellow in the University of Miami School of Law Health Rights Clinic.


  • JD, cum laude, 2017, University of Miami School of Law
    • Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board | Miami Law Trial Team
  • B.S., Political Science and Legal Studies, 2013, Kennesaw State University

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division·


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

    Kelly Corcoran is an insurance coverage attorney focused on resolving complex insurance coverage disputes on behalf of individual and corporate policyholders in their pursuit to recover claims. He has significant experience in handling construction defect coverage issues involving commercial and residential buildings including apartment complexes, condominiums, and single-family homes, as well as other coverage issues involving personal injury and property damage claims. Mr. Corcoran was selected to the Florida Rising Stars list, published in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016-2018. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

    Before joining Ball Janik LLP, Mr. Corcoran served as coverage counsel for several national insurers, in which he gained invaluable experience in understanding how insurance companies defend themselves in legal battles with claimants and policyholders. His experience includes litigating disputes arising under commercial, homeowners, automobile and general liability policies.

    Mr. Corcoran has been involved with coverage issues ranging from improperly installed roofs, fire sprinkler systems, curtain wall systems, and post-tension cables to large multi-district litigation involving Chinese drywall and FEMA Formaldehyde Travel Trailers. Mr. Corcoran is well-versed in primary and excess insurance policies, policy interpretations, as well as insurance policies covering subcontractors and additional insureds. He has numerous published opinions in the areas of tort and insurance law, including Claudio v. Regaldo, 116 So.3d 451 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013).

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Corcoran was a partner in the second oldest law firm in Florida, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP. On a personal note, Mr. Corcoran enjoys spending his free time with his wife, daughter, son, and two dogs.