H.O. Brock, Jr.


Professional Experience

Mr. Brock's practice primarily concerns Construction Litigation matters. He began his legal career in New Jersey where he practiced for ten years and was a named partner in the firm of Morris, Brock and Partenhymer prior to moving to Florida. During law school, he received the American Jurisprudence Award for the study of Civil Procedure and served as the Research Editor of the Rutgers Camden Law Journal. He has practiced law in Florida with Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. since 1985. He lectures on construction issues including warranty claims, mold claims, building code claims and post hurricane recovery issues. In the area of construction, he has concentrated his practice on the representation of owners including first party claims against insurers, drafting construction contracts, construction lien law matters and litigating construction and insurance claims. He has been Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar since 2006.

Honors and Awards

Mr. Brock was selected by Gulfshore Business Magazine as one of "14 Go-To Lawyers You Want in Your Corner" in February 2010. He was recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer in 2017, as designated his peers, which honor he has received every year since 2007.

Recent Presentations

  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry: Players in Construction November 2009;
  • 2010 Windstorm Insurance Conference: The Condominium Vortex;
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry: Lender Liability for Construction Defects September 3, 2010;
  • 2012 Windstorm Insurance Conference: Condominium Claims and Losses: Lessons Learned
Bar Admissions
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Rutgers University, B.A.