Brian A. Bolves

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Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in Tampa, FL

Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, P.A.
 | 109 N. Brush Street, Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-514-4700
Fax: 813-514-4701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, P.A., Brian A. Bolves is a shareholder who handles cases of water and environmental law, government affairs, regulatory law, eminent domain, property rights, business law, construction litigation and administrative law. A well-regarded and experienced trial lawyer, he runs a national practice and is recognized in the state of Florida as one of the leading attorneys in eminent domain.

Mr. Bolves is a member of the eminent domain committee and construction law sections of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the eminent domain committee of The Florida Bar, the eminent domain subcommittee of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and a previous board member of the Florida Energy Pipeline Association. Representing both private and public authorities, he has been lead counsel in a variety of nonjury and jury complex trials.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Central Florida, Mr. Bolves earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1979 before obtaining a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1982. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

He is admitted to practice by the following courts and bars: the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th and 11th Circuits; the United States District Court for the District of Arizona; the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama; the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern and Middle Districts of Florida; The Division of Administrative Hearings; and the Florida Supreme Court and trial court. For public works projects, Mr. Bolves has managed the acquisition of thousands of energy parcels, along with over 20 interstate pipeline projects.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (50%)

Construction Litigation (40%): Construction Defects

Administrative Law (10%): Government Benefits

Focus Areas

Construction Defects, Government Benefits


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Brian Bolves

Admitted: 1983, Florida

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Energy Pipeline Association, Board Member (2006-2010)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Section and Eminent Domain Committee
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • The Florida Bar, Eminent Domain Committee
  • The Division of Administrative Hearings
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit  
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Eminent Domain Subcommittee
  • Florida Supreme Court and Trial Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Florida, B.S.B.A. (magna cum laude), 1979

Industry Groups

  • Energy Development And Construction.
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Office Location for Brian A. Bolves

109 N. Brush Street
Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: 813-514-4700

Fax: 813-514-4701

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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