William O. Diab – Associate

American University of Beirut, B.A.
Florida International University College of Law, J.D.

William O. Diab was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and raised in Beirut, Lebanon.  Mr. Diab attended the American University of Beirut where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy in 2015, and his J.D. from Florida International University College of Law in 2018.  In law school, Mr. Diab served as President of the International Law Student Association, served as one of the founding members and Editor of the World Arbitration and Mediation Review, and served on the International Moot Arbitration Team where he prepared briefs and argued at the Vis Moot East Competition in Hong Kong.

His practice at the firm focuses on a mix of litigation and transactions.  Mr. Diab represents design professionals and contractors in disputes involving complex commercial and construction litigation, arbitration, design professional liability, government bid protests, and appeals.  Furthermore, Mr. Diab uses his foresight in litigation and risk aversion to counsel client’s throughout the construction project and advise developers and design professionals on the drafting and negotiation of complex, multi-tiered construction contracts, modifications, and other project transactions.

Mr. Diab currently serves as Editor of the Middle East Review, a publication of the ABA International Law Section.  Mr. Diab is fluent in Arabic.

Court Admissions

  • Florida Bar, 2018
  • Southern District of Florida, 2019
  • New York Bar, 2020


After Covid-19:  Risk Management for Architects and Engineers, The Hartford’s Blueprint for Design Professionals, Vol. 10 Issue No. 3, Sept. 2020.

Tailor-Made Jurisdictions:  Arbitration in the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre), American Bar Assoc.’s Middle East Review, Issue No. 2 May 2018.

State Asset Recovery in Guyana, International Bar Assoc.’s Anti-Corruption’s Committee Update, Vol. 9 No. 3 Oct. 2017