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Slates Harwell LLP

John Slates

Dallas, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Construction
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John Slates is praised for his construction disputes-focused practice. He acts for prominent contractors and homebuilders. He also ably advises clients on design and construction agreements.
"John Slates is fantastic at contract negotiation." "John has a good mind for litigation strategy; he knows how to make things happen and he knows how to win." "John is extremely efficient and effective in all aspects of his work."
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John W. Slates is a founding partner of Slates Harwell LLP. He is Board Certified in Construction Law and focuses his practice on representing general contractors, owners, and developers. John is an accomplished trial lawyer who has first-chaired numerous cases to verdicts, including cases that have been recognized by the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts and Verdict Search’s Top Texas Verdicts. He has also successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court in Lennar Corporation v. Markel American Insurance Company. John also negotiates design and construction contracts on behalf of his clients.

Professional Memberships

Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction Law (Texas) 2016 – 2021

Recognized, U.S. News Best Lawyers in America©, Construction Law (Texas) 2013 – 2021

Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers (2016 – 2020), Texas Rising Stars (2005, 2007, 2008), as published in Texas Monthly (Construction Litigation, Construction Surety) (A Thomson Reuters Service)

Publications

"Building Diversity & Demolishing Implicit Bias in the Construction Industry," Texas State Bar Construction Conference (March 2021)

"Happy New (Rules) Year, Changes to the TRCP Effective 1/1/21," Texas State Bar Construction Section Webinar (February 2021)

“Negotiating Tricky Clauses in Prime Contracts – The Sequel,” Texas State Bar Construction Conference (February 2019)

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