Dallas Bar Association

Construction Law Section

The Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section focuses on a broad range of legal and industry issues that arise in the context of public and private construction projects. We provide an excellent opportunity for continuing education and a forum for discussing and answering questions on construction law issues of all types. The Section hosts luncheons for its members on the first Thursday of every month at The Belo Mansion beginning at noon. Guests are welcome to join us to see what the Section is all about. Through luncheon seminars and its newsletter, the Section aims to keep its members abreast of developments and trends in construction law. The Section actively encourages its members to participate in pro bono projects which involve construction issues.

If you would like to be a guest at our next luncheon, or if you would like information on joining the Section, please contact our Chair, Timothy Matheny, 214.523.5133.

Meeting Schedule-2014

 January 2
February 6
April 3
May 1
June 5
July 3
August 7
September 4
October 2
November 6

Construction Law Section Luncheon
Date - Time:
April 3, 2014 - 12:00 PM (Noon)
Belo Mansion
Michelle Morgan - Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, LLP
Title of program:
Worker Classification Issues in the Construction Industry - What You Need to Know

The construction industry is a notable target for governmental agencies auditing the classification of workers. Not following the applicable rules could require your client to compensate its employees for unpaid wages and pay substantial additional penalties. Learn what auditors look for when examining the relationship between the company and the person providing construction services and the risks of misclassification. 


2011-2012 Supplement to the Texas Lien and Bond Claim Handbook is now available.  The cost for the Handbook plus the Supplement is $180.00.  The cost for only the Supplement is $30.00.  Both of these costs are exclusive of shipping and sales tax.  The order forms can be found at the bottom of this page.  In addition, the order form for the Texas Lien and Bond Claims Handbook published by this Section may be requested from Matt Beshara, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, 2703 Telecom Parkway, Suite 120, Richardson, Texas 75082, Phone:  214.299.4393 or mbeshara@hill-wilkinson.com.


Section Officers:

Name: Steven E. Kennedy
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Address: Lincoln Plaza, 2501 N. Harwood Street, Suite 1800
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214.954.6800
Email: skennedy@mcslaw.com

Name: Anthony (Tony) Jach
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Nixon Jach Hubbard, PLLC
Address: JPMorgan International Plaza III, 14241 Dallas Parkway, suite 650
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75254
Business Phone: 972.503.7000
Email: tjach@njh-law.com

Name: Andrea Hight
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Winstead PC
Address: 500 Winstead Building, 2728 N. Harwood Street
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone: 214.745.5400
Email: ahight@winstead.com

Name: Matt Beshara
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
Address: 2703 Telecom Parkway, Suite 120
City, State, Zip: Richardson, Texas 75082
Business Phone: 214.299.4393
Email: mbeshara@hill-wilkinson.com

Name: Timothy D. Matheny
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Ford Nassen & Baldwin P.C.
Address: 8080 North Central Expressway, Suite 1600, LB65
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75206
Business Phone: 214.523.5133
Email: tdmatheny@fordnassen.com


Name: Frank Carroll
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Cox Smith Matthews Inc.
Firm Address: 1201 Elm Street, Ste. 3300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75270
Business Phone: 214.698.7800
Email: fcarroll@coxsmith.com

Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Construction Law section, please send a letter of request and a $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the membership department at the Dallas Bar.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage


Section Downloads:

order_form_texas_lien_bond_claim_handbook.pdf15.07 KB
order_form_texas_lien__bond_claim_handbook__supplement_only.pdf28.59 KB
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