The Texas Supreme Court adopted by order the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Standards for Attorney Certification in Construction Law by order on October 20, 2015, amended by order on December 15, 2015, which both became effective on January 1, 2016. the term “construction law” is defined as the practice of law dealing with the transactions and relationships among contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, architects, engineers, governmental entities, insurers, sureties and lenders regarding development, design, and construction on public and private projects.
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board-certified construction law specialists in Texas along with a broader directory of board certified and non-certified lawyers. Although not all qualified construction law attorneys are board-certified, attorneys who have earned their status as certified specialists have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
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Under Section XIX of the rules for board certification in construction law in Texas, the definition for "construction law" includes:
or the purposes of becoming board certified in Construction Law by the TBLS, the attorney must:
To apply for board certification in construction law, the attorney must show by detailed response that he or she has engaged at a primary level of responsibility for a client or employer in, or has had active management and oversight of one or more attorneys involved in, at least one of the areas applicant submitted to satisfy Section B, 1, b, (1).
The attorney must submit a resume or job summary reflecting activities for at least five (5) years or longer immediately preceding application.
For purposes of the initial application for certification, the attorney must submit a minimum of 5 names and addresses of persons to be contacted as references to attest to his or her competence in Texas construction law within the 3 years immediately preceding application.
These persons must be Texas attorneys who are substantially involved in construction law and familiar with the applicant's construction law practice. Those references can not be partners or associates of the attorney submitting the application.
When applying for recertification in construction law in Texas, the attorney must devote a minimum of 40% of his or her time practicing Texas construction law during each year of the 5 year period of certification as defined in Part II, A of the Specific Area Requirements for Construction Law except as provided for in Part I-General Requirements, Section VI, C, 1(b).
For purposes of recertification, the applicant must submit names of persons with whom he or she has had dealings involving construction law matters since certification or the most recent recertification.