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KN’s Women in Construction: Breaking Ground & Breaking Barriers

Tue 8th Mar, 2022 Industry News

Kirwin Norris, P.A. may be most well-known for being one of the best boutique construction law firms in Central Florida, with significant experience handling construction issues from concept to completion on behalf of commercial contractors as well public and private owners.  But what comes as a surprise to many at first is the depth of successful women attorneys at the firm.  While many construction law firms or departments consider themselves lucky to have one female attorney, Kirwin Norris has five, almost 40% of the firm: E. Ashley Fields, Christene H. Ford, Leanne E. Palmer, Jessica Quintana, and April A. Rocke.  These women have contributed greatly to the firm, whether it’s their unique perspectives, hard work, or connections with a growing number of women executives to name a few, they are one of the reasons Kirwin Norris is as successful as it is. 

Kirwin Norris also has more women Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar than any other firm in Central Florida – three, including Christene, Leanne, and April, all of whom are Partners in the Orlando office and have had long careers with the firm.  For reference, of the more than 100,000 attorneys licensed in Florida, only 418 are Board Certified in Construction Law. Board certification demonstrates experience and expertise in construction law and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.