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Benton T Wheatley

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Practice Areas

Mr. Wheatley practices in the area of construction law with a focus on construction, design and engineering disputes and transactions. Mr. Wheatley has practiced in a wide range of construction areas, including complex delay; impact; defective design; defective construction or differing site conditions claims involving mediation, litigation or arbitration; and problem project workouts, including negotiating with sureties and owners. He also has experience with the drafting and negotiation of complex construction, design and engineering contracts and environmental issues concerning construction projects. In addition, while serving as assistant general counsel for a large international architectural/engineering firm, Mr. Wheatley worked on issues regarding project delivery in all fifty states, Mexico, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. In addition to construction law matters, he handles administrative matters related to the construction and design industry, as well as environmental and commercial litigation.

Professional Memberships

Board Certified in Construction Law by the State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Panel Member, American Arbitration Association Roster of Construction Neutrals; Master, American Inns of Court; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Austin Bar Association; Association of General Contractors, Central Texas Chapter


University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1991; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1986