Nicholas B. Vargo


Sarasota Office
T: 941.807.8805


Nicholas B. Vargo is a member of Ball Janik LLP’s Construction Litigation practice group. He represents residential and commercial owners in construction disputes of all types, including construction defect. Mr. Vargo is a member of the American Bar Association Construction Forum, the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, and is actively involved with the St. Pete Bar Association.

Prior to joining Ball Janik, Mr. Vargo assisted clients with complex business formations, entity restructuring, and developing creative tax solutions to complex tax issues. Mr. Vargo uses these skills to assist clients in construction litigation by finding liability in companies attempting to avoid responsibility.

Mr. Vargo’s passion for helping others is evidenced by his work in and out of the courtroom. During law school, he worked as a law clerk in personal injury law for several local plaintiff’s attorneys, received the Pro Bono Award of Excellence, and was involved in drafting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States as an advocate for children unrepresented in United States v. Windsor.

When he is not working or volunteering his time, Mr. Vargo can often be found traveling or outdoors with his wife and their two dogs.


  • LL.M.T., 2015, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • J.D., cum laude, 2014, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • B.A., Psychology and Political Science, 2009, University of South Florida


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

    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.