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Brian W. Erikson
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Brian W. Erikson

Practice areas:

Construction & Surety, Contracts & Agreements

About Me

When I really had to work for a living, I was a licensed professional engineer.  I have focused my legal practice for the last 25+ years on the construction and surety industries.  Having an engineering and construction background, helps me analyze issues more astutely and with better perspective.  Clients tell me that it is refreshing to have an attorney who speaks construction lingo, and understand the construction process.  I was Chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Construction Section.  I frequently act as the Arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Construction & Surety: 85%
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 15%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Gary Don Peak

    Brian is an excellent attorney who has a passion for what he does and is committed to doing a great job for his clients. I am proud to endorse Brian.

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    Gary Peak Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact Info

The Erikson Firm, A Professional Corporation

3811 Turtle Creek Blvd
Suite 770
Dallas, TX, 75219

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/25/2015
LAInactive198308/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Legislative Committee ChairTexas Society of Professional Engineers2010
Program ChairTexas Society of Professional Engineers2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
EngineerU.S. Army Corps of Engineers1976 - 1980

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law SectionChairman2004 - 2005
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Associated General Contractorsformerly MemberN/A
Associated Builders & Contractorsformerly MemberN/A
Texas Society of Professional EngineersMemberN/A
National Society of Professional EngineersMemberN/A
American Society of Civil EngineersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Johnson County Foam v. Asif Syed, et al.Judgment for Asif Syed for attorney's fees

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Construction ReportSurety Power: The General Indemnity Agreement Really Is Enforceable2010
Texas Real Estate LiensUnderstanding Mechanic's Liens and Construction Liens2009
Getting Paid for Construction WorkLiens: Perfecting and Enforcing and Bond Claims2009
The Construction ReportLegal Methods for School Construction in Texas2009
The Construction ReportRemovables – A Contractor’s Last Best Chance to Collect for Construction Work2009
The Construction ReportTexas Mechanic's Liens2009
The Construction ReportContract Gotchas You Gotta Know2008
The Construction ReportPerfecting Claims on Public Work2008
The Construction ReportContract Gotchas You Gotta Know: Part II2008
Legal Issues for Texas Professional EngineersComplying with Texas Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Professional Engineering2008
Construction Law for Engineers and ContractorsWorking in Traditional and Alternative Project Delivery Systems2008
The Construction ReportPerfecting Claims on Public Work2008
The Construction ReportCoping with the Texas Engineering Practice Act2007
The Construction ReportSo You Filed a Mechanic's Lien, Now What?2007
The Construction ReportThe Contractor Filed a Mechanic's Lien on My Property - Now What?2007
Minimizing Engineering Liability ExposureUnderstanding Texas Liability Law and Avoiding Liability Under Contract2007
Using a Mechanic's Lien to Get Your MoneyUnderstanding the Basics of Mechanic's Lien Law2007
Texas Construction Law for Engineers & ContractorsDesign-Build vs. Traditional Construction: Risk and Benefit Analysis2007
The Construction ReportGovernment Official Bonds - Trap for the Surety2007
Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction ProjectsTaking Action When You Have a Defective Bid2006
Building a Foundation for Managing Complex Construction Law Issues in TexasProject Delivery Methods Options and Answers2006
Using a Mechanic's Lien to Get Your Money in TexasUnderstanding the Basics of Mechanic's Lien Law2006
The Construction ReportTexas Mechanic's Liens - A Subcontractor's Perspective2006
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?What Do You Do with a Defective Bid?2004
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens2004
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When ...?What Do You Do with a Defective Bid?2004
Texas Construction Defect and Mold LitigationParties Involved, Major Causes of Action, and Potential Damages2004
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasProsecuting and Defending Claims2002
Advanced Construction Law in TexasContract Clauses2002
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens, Construction Contracts and Mechanic's Liens, the Payment Process, and Deadline for Preserving Lien Rights2001
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasEnforcement and Preparation of Litigation2001
A Primer on Stachybotrys and Other Mold Causes of ActionA Primer on Stachybotrys and Other Mold Causes of Action2001
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens2000
Advanced Construction Law in TexasExtras and Changes2000
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasIntroduction to Construction-Related Lien Claims1999
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasConstruction Contracts and Mechanic's Liens1998
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When ...?What Do You Do When the Plans & Specs Are Deficient?1998
Advanced Construction Law in TexasProject Delivery Methods1997
The Construction ReportThe McGregor Act: A Short Primer on Public Lien Laws from the Subcontractor's View Point1994

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Marshall UniversityBusiness AdministrationM.B.A1978
University of DelawareCivil EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Society of Professional EngineersWhen Incompetence Becomes Malpractice2009
Texas Real Estate LiensUnderstanding Mechanic's Liens and Construction Liens2009
Practical Guide to Construction LiensOverview of Construction Liens, and Step by Step Procedures for Filing Notices2009
Legal Issues for Texas Structural EngineersComplying with the Board of Professional Engineers' Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics2009
Getting Paid for Construction WorkLiens: Perfecting and Enforcing2009
Practicing Architecture in TexasLaw of Construction Administration2008
Legal Issues for Texas Professional EngineersComplying with Texas Rules and Regulations on the Practice of Professional Engineering2008
Construction Law for Engineers and ContractorsWorking in Traditional and Alternative Project Delivery Systems2008
Using a Mechanic's Lien to Get Your MoneyUnderstanding the Basics of Mechanic's Lien Law2007
Texas Construction Law for Engineers & ContractorsDesign-Build vs. Traditional Construction: Risk and Benefit Analysis2007
Minimizing Engineering Liability ExposureUnderstanding Texas Liability Law and Avoiding Liability Under Contract2007
Using a Mechanic's Lien to Get Your Money in TexasUnderstanding the Basics of Mechanic's Lien Law2006
Texas Society of Professional EngineersWhat Every Engineer Needs to Know about Contract Terms, Conditions, and Gotchas2006
Resolving Problems and Disputes on Construction ProjectsTaking Action When You Have a Defective Bid2006
Building a Foundation for Managing Complex Construction Law Issues in TexasProject Delivery Methods Options and Answers2006
Legal Issues for Texas Professional EngineersUnderstanding the Texas Board of Professional Engineers' Procedures for Investigation and Disciplinary Actions2005
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When ...?What Do You Do When the Plans & Specs Are Deficient2004
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When ...?What Do You Do With a Defective Bid?2004
Texas Construction Defect and Mold LitigationParties Involved, Major Causes of Action, & Potential Damages2004
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens2004
Architect/Engineer Liability and Practice in TexasDesigner Liability2003
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasMechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in Texas2002
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasIntroduction to Construction-Related Lien Claims2002
Advanced Construction LawProject Delivery Methods, and Contract Clauses2002
Texas Association of Legal AssistantsA Primer on Stachybotrys and Other Mold Causes of Action2001
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens2001
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasIntroduction to Construction-Related Lien Claims2001
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens, Construction Contracts and Mechanic's Liens, the Payment Process, and Deadlines for Preserving Lien Rights2000
Contracts for the ManagerContract Language2000
Avoiding Killer Contract ClausesAvoiding Killer Contract Clauses2000
Advanced Construction Law in TexasProject Delivery Methods, and Contract Clauses2000
Construction Payment Remedies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens1999
Avoiding Killer Contract Clauses and Drafting ContractsAvoiding Killer Contract Clauses and Drafting Contracts1999
Texas Construction Law: What Do You Do When ...?What Do You Do With a Defective Bid?1998
Short Course on Mechanic's and Materialman's LiensMechanic's Liens1998
Mechanic's Lien Law and Strategies in TexasOverview of Mechanic's Liens1998
Short Course on Mechanic's and Materialman's LiensMechanic's Liens1997
Advanced Construction Law in TexasProject Delivery Methods, and Contract Clauses1997
Construction Claims AvoidanceConstruction Claims Avoidance1996
Fundamentals of ConstructionTexas Mechanic's Lien Laws1995
Third Annual Construction Management CourseTexas Lien Laws1994
Indoor Air Quality LiabilityIndoor Air Quality Liability1994
Environmental Liability Methods of ProtectionEnvironmental Liability Methods of Protection1994
Lien Laws Texas StyleTexas Lien Laws1993