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Todd Demetriades

Special Counsel


Orlando Office

tdemetriades@balljanik.com
T: 407.675.5297
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Overview

Todd Demetriades is Special Counsel in Ball Janiks Construction Defect practice group in Orlando, Florida. He is an experienced lawyer with over 25 years of experience in handling large-scale residential and commercial construction defect cases.   

Todd has represented a wide range of clients, including homeowner and condominium associations, residential and commercial property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, municipalities, large governmental defense contractors, and universities. He has practiced in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate level, and has also assisted numerous clients in private arbitrations and mediations.

Before joining Ball Janik, Todd was a partner at a Central Florida law firm specializing in all matters of construction law, including defect claims, construction lien and bond disputes, delay claims, as well as contract review and drafting. Later, he joined a boutique firm as a partner to focus exclusively on construction defect matters, contributing to the team’s successful efforts in recovering millions of dollars for their clients.

Todd has served on the Civil Rules of Procedure Committee of the Florida Bar and the subcommittee on Electronic Discovery. He is also a member of the Business Law and Trial Lawyer sections of the Florida Bar.

Education:  

  • J.D., 1996, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • B.A., History, Northwestern University

Admissions

  • 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.