Belinda Bacon, as counsel to Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L., in Coral Gables, Florida, received her law degree from William & Mary and representsowners, engineers, architects, developers, contractors, subcontractors anddesign professionals in complex construction contract, project administration,claims management, arbitration and litigation matters. She has been a member ofthe ABA Forum on Construction Law since graduating from law school in1993. She has served on the steeringcommittees of divisions within the Forum for both owners and lenders and internationalconstruction. With a practice in both state and federalcourts, she has represented clients in matters involving ADA Title III claims, paymentdisputes, delays and disruptions, construction and design defects, and constructionliens. Belinda is also board certified by The Florida Bar in Construction Law. Aftergraduating from Duke University with an engineering degree, Belinda commencedher career working in Kenya on water projects as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Belinda continued her work in the public andprivate engineering sectors in the Washington, DC area and then, after lawschool, obtained her professional engineering license in Florida. She currently serves on the Board of the Miami Chapter of The Florida Engineering Society and on the Board of Epworth Village, a retirement community.