Henry G. (Chip) Bachara, Jr.

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Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Bachara Construction Law
 | One Independent Drive, Suite 1800
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-562-1060
Fax: 904-562-1061
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Henry G. (Chip) Bachara is the managing partner of Bachara Construction Law Group in Jacksonville, Florida, where he focuses his practice on construction law. In his more than 30 years as a lawyer, he has worked on all types of construction law cases, including those involving administrative complaints, bid protests, bond claims, catastrophic accidents, contract disputes, defect claims, delays, insurance coverage disputes, lien claims, licensing complaints and liquidated damages. He serves clients in the Jacksonville metropolitan area and throughout Florida.

    The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Mr. Bachara holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating from the service. Florida Trend magazine listed him on its “legal elite” list during multiple years and the Jacksonville Business Journal named him an “ultimate attorney” in 2016. “The Best Lawyers in America” listed him in its publication several years in a row and named him “Jacksonville construction lawyer of the year” in 2012, 2017 and 2019.

    Mr. Bachara belongs to the Jacksonville Bar Association, the American Bar Association, Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida First Coast and the St. John’s Cathedral properties committee. He is active in the Florida Bar, serving on the construction law committee and in the real property, probate and trust law sections.

    Mr. Bachara received a bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida and earned his law degree from Mercer University School of Law. He holds a construction law certification from the Florida Bar and a license to practice law before all Florida state courts, the U.S. district courts for the northern and middle districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Construction Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Construction Defects


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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    About Henry Bachara, Jr.

    Admitted: 1987, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://bacharagroup.com/chip-bachara/


    • Florida Super Lawyers 2006-2019
    • Florida Legal Elite” 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019, Florida Trend Magazine
    • Best Lawyers in America 2009-2012; 2014-2020
    • Jacksonville Construction Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2017 & 2019, Best Lawyers in America®
    • “Ultimate Attorney” 2016 (Inaugural Class), Jacksonville Business Journal
    • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Silver Award 2018
    • Fourth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Appointed 2011, Chair 2012, Reappointed 2014 & 2018
    • Selection of the top 1% of lawyers in their respective areas of practice, determined by peer review, The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White , 2010
    • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Florida Certified General Contractor (status: Inactive), 1983
    • Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law, 2005

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Associated Builders & Contractors, Florida First Coast Chapter
    • American Bar Association, Member Forum, Committee on the Construction Industry
    • Jacksonville Bar Association
    • The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Construction Law Committee Member
    • The Florida Bar, 1987
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
    • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • St. Johns Cathedral Properties Committee
    • JaxChamber Trustee
    • Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 2018)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Florida, Bachelor of Building Construction, December 1982
    • Harvard University, Program on Negotiation, 2014
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    Office Location for Henry G. (Chip) Bachara, Jr.

    One Independent Drive
    Suite 1800
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Phone: 904-562-1060

    Fax: 904-562-1061

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    Last Updated: 12/20/2019

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