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My commercial construction law practice is based on 36+ years in commercial construction.  I have participted in the industry as a lawyer, construction executive, arbitrator and mediator. 

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Licensed

  1. Construction: 70%
    35 years
  2. Government Contracts: 15%
    35 years
  3. Arbitration: 10%
    28 years
  4. Mediation: 5%
    17 years

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Peckar & Abramson

One Riverway
Suite 2070
Houston, TX, 77056

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/17/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 197908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPeckar & Abramson2016 - Present
ShareholderFord Nassen & Baldwin, P.C.2009 - Present
PresidentConstruction Resolutions, LLC2001 - Present
PrincipalCurtis W. Martin Attorney at Law2001 - 2009
President and Chief Operating OfficerSatterfield and Pontikes Construction, Inc.2000 - 2001
Founder and ShareholderGriffin Cochrane & Marshall, A Professional Corporation1980 - 1999
AssociateTrotter Bondurant Griffin Miller & Hishon1979 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Contractors AssociationEducation Committee Chair2010 - Present
Houston Contractors AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Arbitration Association Panel for Large Complex Construction CasesMember2008 - Present
Houston Bar Association Construction Law SectionCouncil Member2008 - Present
AGC - Texas Building Branch Legal CommitteeMember2007 - Present
American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction NeutralsMember1985 - Present
American Bar Association (including Forum Committee on Construction Industry)Member1979 - Present
Houston Contractors AssociationBoard Member2013 - 2014
Spring Branch Independent School District Bond Oversight CommitteeCo-chair2007 - 2015
Spring Branch Education FoundationBoard Member2007 - 2014
Spring Branch Independent School District Bond Advisory CommitteeCo-chair2007 - 2007
Spring Branch Independent School District Long-Range Facilities Planning CommitteeChair2006 - 2007
Associated General Contractors of America Risk Management CommitteeMember2003 - 2012
Associated General Contractors of America National Mold Litigation Task ForceMember2002 - 2003
External Advisory Board, Los Alamos National LaboratoriesMember1997 - 1999
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Cornerstone MagazineChanging Perspectives on Construction Risk Management2007
Building Profits MagazineSystematic Risk Management for Construction Financial Managers2003
Differing Site ConditionsSeminar Manual, published by Federal Publications1994
ADR: A Practical Guide to Resolve Construction DisputesChapters on Contract Drafting1994
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1979
Duke UniversityEcomonics / Public PolicyA.B.1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ADR ConferenceWhere is Arbitration Headed?2010
30th IRMI Construction Risk ConferenceManaging Subcontractor Default Risk2010
13th Annual Disputes Resolution Board Foundation Annual ConferenceRecent Developments in ADR2009
New Sheriff in Town: Contingent Payment Legislation in TexasContingent Payment Legislation in Texas2007
2006 Conference on Alternative Delivery SystemsReflections on a Decade with Alternative Project Delivery on Texas Construction Projects2006
18th Annual Conference of the Construction Law SectionContractor Changes - Contractor Improvements to Standard Contract Provisions2005
Annual ConferenceRisk Managment for Construction Financial Managers2003
AIA Continuing EducationIs the A201 Suitable for its Intended Use?2003
6th Annual Construction Financial Management ConferenceRisk Managing Your Projects and Processes2002
55th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Professional Practice AddressKeeping Disputes on the Jobsite2002
Year in ReviewBiding Bonding and Subcontracting1999
Practical Construction LawPractical Construction Law1999
Masters Institute in Construction ContractingClaims & Disputes1999
Year in ReviewBidding Bonding and Subcontracting1998
Managing Underground ConstructionDifferng Site Conditions1998
Government Construction ContractingChanges & Differing Site Conditions; Delay Suspension & Acceleration; DamagesN/A