Construction Litigation

Haynes and Boone’s Construction Litigation Practice Group assists clients in resolving all the construction-related disputes that can arise from the planning and design phase of a new project through its post-construction warranty period. Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to counsel clients on risks, to seek resolutions that avoid costly litigation, and, if necessary, to aggressively pursue our clients’ rights in both state and federal court as well as in arbitration, mediation, and other forums for dispute resolution.

We also regularly work with lawyers in other practice areas within the firm, especially insurance, maritime/shipping, and real estate specialists, to provide our construction industry clients with the broadest guidance and advice regarding their problems or disputes.

Our lawyers represent owners, architects and engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, construction equipment companies, and construction material providers. We have experience representing clients in disputes concerning energy projects of various kinds including terminals and pipelines, warehouses, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities.

The firm’s Construction Litigation Practice Group has handled cases and disputes involving a wide variety of factual scenarios, including construction contractual disputes (and delay claims); construction defects; defectively installed equipment; construction bond default and surety claims; catastrophic equipment failures; broken down-hole equipment; unfulfilled warranties; and architect and engineer liability claims, among others. Haynes and Boone attorneys have also litigated (both offensively and defensively) mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens, liens against mineral and oil and gas properties, judgment liens, landlord liens, and tax liens.

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Construction Law Practice Tip: Owner Not Liable for Roof Inspector’s Fall

The Property Owner’s Liability for Acts of Independent Contractors and Amount of Recovery statute (Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code Chapter 95) does not protect business owners from liability for all the acts of independent contractors.

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