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Construction
8 Years Ranked

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Provided by John Slates

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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 verdict and arbitration awards. He has also successfully argued before the Texas Supreme Court in Lennar Corporation v. Markel American Insurance Company. John also assists his clients with transactional needs and has negotiated over $9 billion in design and construction contracts for some of the most high-profile projects recently built in North Texas.

Professional Memberships

Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Construction Law (Texas) 2016 – 2022

Recognized, U.S. News Best Lawyers in America©, Construction Law (Texas) 2013 – 2023

Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers (2016 – 2022), 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)

“Nuances in Key AIA Contract Terms,” AGC Texas Building Branch Convention (June 2019)

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

Personal

www.slatesharwell.com

Chambers Review

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Construction - Texas
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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.

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