Construction Law & Litigation

Davis & Wright has developed a solid reputation as one of the leading firms in Texas for handling construction-related claims and litigation. The firm’s Construction Law & Litigation Practice Group represents a wide variety of people and entities involved in both the residential and commercial construction process. The firm’s clientele includes owners, developers, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Davis & Wright’s construction law attorneys counsel and represent this diverse clientele in a myriad of matters and disputes, including litigation as well as RCLA and TRCC matters.

Construction Defect Claims

A substantial portion of the firm’s construction law practice focuses on the defense of construction defect claims, often in the context of litigation, ranging from homeowner complaints to alleged flaws in massive construction projects, such as condominiums, apartments, high-rise buildings, luxury homes, retail developments, hospitals and schools. The Construction Law & Litigation Practice Group is well-versed in sorting through the details inherent in such complex litigation, including the numerous insurance coverage indemnification and additional insured issues that always arise.

Davis & Wright’s construction attorneys have developed a reputation for preparation and for mastering large, complex cases that involve hundreds of thousands of documents. We believe that the party that first masters the construction documents will control the litigation. Therefore, the firm’s construction law attorneys strive to always be prepared so that when an opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it for the clients’ benefit.

We believe that our lawyers’ understanding of the concerns of our clients is as important as legal expertise. Our attorneys have established broad-based relationships within the construction industry that tap into the specialized knowledge that is often essential to effective representation in the field. While we always look for opportunities to strike a favorable negotiated settlement, we also understand that there is a time to submit certain construction disputes to a judge, jury, or arbitration panel.

Constructing Law and Contract Consultation

Our construction attorneys also advise clients on an ongoing basis in numerous non-litigation aspects of construction law and the construction business generally:

  • Contract bidding, drafting and negotiation
  • Advice regarding performance under contracts
  • Private and public project mechanics’ liens
  • Advice concerning appropriate insurance coverage
  • Bond claims
  • Regulatory and administrative reviews on behalf of construction industry clients involved in proceedings before OSHA and the EPA
  • Advice and counsel to several trade associations connected with the construction industry on a broad range of construction related topics