Evan J. Small


Orlando Office
T: 407.902.2076


Evan J. Small is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Defect practice group. Mr. Small’s practice is devoted to assisting clients solve complex construction problems with a focus on representing owners in prosecuting construction defect and insurance coverage claims throughout Florida. Mr. Small is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, designated by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law. Mr. Small was selected by his peers to the Florida Rising Stars list (2016-2018) the Florida Super Lawyers list (2019-2022) for construction litigation, published in Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Small was also recognized in The Best Lawyers in America list in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction.

Mr. Small has been instrumental in the recovery of over $500,000,000 on behalf of clients in complex construction defect and insurance coverage claims in Florida. He has substantial experience and success litigating cases involving all types of structures and projects including defective construction and design of community associations, high-rise structures, and commercial properties throughout Florida.

Evan Small frequently speaks on the topics of construction law and risk management from the owner’s perspective to various industry professional associations and management firms throughout Florida.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Mr. Small practiced with an AM Law 100 law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 corporations and insurance companies in a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, developers, condominium converters, product manufacturers and installers, design professionals, and subcontractors. Mr. Small’s experience defending complex construction claims and insurance disputes gives him a unique perspective on how his adversaries think, which assists him in resolving disputes efficiently and effectively for his clients.


  • J.D., 2008, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
    • Dean’s List Winter/Fall 2007
  • B.S., Business Administration, 2005, University of Florida


  • Recognized by the Florida Bar as a Florida Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America list since 2020
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Rising Stars list, 2016-2018
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Florida Super Lawyers list, 2019-2022


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle 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.