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About me

 I enjoy watching college football and the Oklahoma Sooners.  When not spending time with my family, I spend my time fly fishing and deer hunting.  I am also a political junkie.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Construction: 50%
    16 years
  2. Residential Real Estate: 20%
    16 years
  3. Real Estate: 20%
    16 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    16 years
  5. Foreclosure: 5%
    16 years



Hourly ($280-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Cara Doak Kennemer

    Stephen is a highly skilled construction lawyer and has my full endorsement. I've known him for many years and can attest to his knowledge of the law. He is a strong advocate for his clients as I've learned from being his opposing counsel. I am always impressed by his professionalism. I refer cases to him because I know he will be responsive to clients and will work hard.


    Cara Kennemer Construction and development Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Eric Clayton Camp

    I endorse this lawyer. Residential and commercial developers turn to Stephen to handle their contracts, litigation, liens, and business planning. A frequent author and speaker on construction topics, Stephen knows his business - construction law. He's served as General Counsel of the Certified Master Builder Corporation from 2002 - present, General Counsel of NARI - Fort Worth Chapter from 2009 - present, General Counsel of the American Society of Interior Designers - Texas Chapter from 2010 - present, and Certified Instructor for the National Home Builders Association from 2007 - present.


    Eric Camp Oil and gas Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Decker Jones, PC

801 Cherry Street, Suite 2000
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2016
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2016
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2011
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyer Magazine2011
40 under 40Fort Worth Business Press2010
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2010
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2010
Texas Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2009
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2009
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDecker Jones, PC2007 - Present
Vice-President/General CounselUrban Air Trampoline Park2011 - 2016
AttorneyBush, Rudnicki, and Shelton, PC2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar Association, Construction Law SectionTreasurer2014 - Present
Greater Fort Worth Builders AssociationDirector2013 - Present
Construction Law Section, Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Society of Interior Designers, Texas ChapterGeneral Counsel2011 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust SectionMember2011 - Present
Hood County Builders AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of the Remodeling IndustryMember2009 - Present
Texas Association of BuildersMember2007 - Present
National Association of HomebuildersCertified Instructor2007 - Present
Greater Fort Worth Builder's AssociationMember2007 - Present
Certified Master Builders AssociationGeneral Counsel2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Construction Law Section, State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
Tyler Area Builders AssociationMember2007 - 2011
Greater Fort Worth Builders AssociationDirector2007 - 2010
Texas Residential Construction CommissionApproved Instructor2006 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Builder vs. HVAC Subcontractor$50,0000
Restaurant Owner vs. General ContractorN/A
Homebuilder vs. LenderNo Sum Paid
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fort Worth Business PressTexas storms bring a flood of contractor issues2015
Building Savvy MagazineLegal Perspective (2003-Present)2013
Decker Jones NewsletterDirt Bricks & Sticks2013
Fort Worth Business PressHomestyle Magazine2009
Fort Worth Business PressTexas Residential Construction Commission Needs to Stay to Regulate Builders2009
Certified Master Builder NewsletterConstruction Newsletter2008
Fort Worth Business Press10 Points to Consider in Homebuilding2008
Greater Fort Worth Builders Association NewsletterLiens: Your Rights and Responsibilities2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Oklahoma College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Benedictine CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Nolan High SchoolN/AN/A1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Metrocon 14Documenting the Interior Design Transaction2014
Metrocon 13Risk Management in Interior Design2013
Legal UpdateContracts in Interior Design2013
Building Savvy Continuing Education SeriesRisk Management in Construction2013
Building Savvy Continuing Education Series2013 Legislative Update2013
Women's Section of Tarrant County BarHandling Residential Construction Defect Claims2011
Legal Update2011 Legislative Update2011
Legal UpdateLegal Considerations in a Recession2011
Legal UpdateRisk Management2010
Legal UpdateLife After the Texas Residential Construction Commission2010
Legal UpdateLife After the TRCC2009
Legal Update2009 Legislative Update2009
Legal UpdateInspections for Homes Outside Municipality2009
Legal UpdateEthics in Residential Construction2009
Legal UpdateHB 1038 -- New TRCC Requirements2007
Sunbelt Builders ShowConstruction Contracts2006
Legal UpdateConstruction Contracts2005
Legal UpdateTexas Residential Construction Commission2004
CMBC Continuing Education SeriesMechanic's Liens2004
Certified Sales Professional ClassFair Housing Act2004