Joseph R. Fitos

Special Counsel

Orlando Office
T: 407.404.6714


Joseph R. Fitos is a litigator with a longstanding career handling complex business and construction disputes. His calm, measured, and detailed approach has led to an AV Rating as a litigation attorney representing a wide range of clients, including engineers, architects, developers, owners, contractors, and insurers. He brings a wealth of experience in a broad range of construction disputes, as well as claims involving catastrophic injuries.

As special counsel in Ball Janik’s Construction Defect and Litigation practice groups, Joseph focuses his practice on complex construction litigation, commercial litigation, and construction-focused transactional law protecting clients’ assets and investments.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Joseph was a tenured equity shareholder in a full-service Florida law firm’s Orlando office. He is a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and a board member of the Roper YMCA.


  • J.D., 2004, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad College of Law
  • B.S., 2001, Florida State University


  • 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.