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Provided by W Jason Walker

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Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jason Walker currently leads the construction litigation team at Andrews Myers. He is a litigator and trial lawyer whose practice focuses on the trial and arbitration of construction law disputes including breach of contract, mechanic’s liens, payment bonds, performance bonds, collections and creditor’s rights, fraud, construction defect claims, termination of contracts, differing site conditions, bid protests, schedule compression, acceleration and job site personal injuries. He has represented owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, on commercial, residential and industrial construction projects of all sizes, and additionally counsels with credit managers regarding unpaid accounts, as well as credit policies and procedures.

Jason’s litigation experience includes jury and bench trials in state and federal courts, injunctive proceedings and adversary proceedings. He also assists clients with drafting and negotiating contracts and claims.

Professional Memberships

- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law and Litigation Sections

- American Subcontractors Association, Attorneys Council

- Mechanical Contractors Association

- Houston Bar Association, Litigation and Construction Law Sections (Former Executive Counsel, Construction Law)

- National Association of Credit Management

- Texas State-Wide Construction Credit Group, Member (Legislative Liaison, 2007 – Present; President, 2006; Vice President, 2004 – 2005)

Experience

Obtained favorable decision from Texas Supreme Court affirming verdict on supplier’s payment claim against subcontractor including award of attorneys’ fees and interest.

Represented utility contractor in a multi-million delay claim dispute related to work performed on FM 646 in Galveston County.

Represented developer and MUD District in connection with claims against WS&D contractor for involving large residential development in Houston.

Represented general contractor in dispute over interpretation of termination for convenience clause pertaining to construction of multi-million dollar industrial project.

Led prosecution of heavy civil contractor design defect, breach of contract, and breach of warranty claims in litigation against multiple engineering firms arising from a bridge lift system failure during a maintenance project for the Harris County Toll Road Authority. A significant confidential settlement was obtained for the client prior to trial.

Ongoing representation of contractors and suppliers in obtaining collection of past due accounts; perfecting and foreclosing mechanic’s and materialman’s lien claims and payment bond claims.

Representing owner and tenant in multi-party, complex construction defect case involving an office/warehouse development.

Represented owner in a suit by contractors in claims related to Hurricane Ike resulting from the insurance carrier’s failure to pay the claim.

Represented general contractor in a suit against an owner wherein the owner arbitrarily withheld final payment to the contractor and attempted to assess over $300,000 in liquidated damages.

Represented general contractor in a suit against a subcontractor who alleged prior material breach by the general contractor and who abandoned a school job in Port Neches, Texas.

Defended general contractor against a temporary injunction requested by homeowner to halt all construction activities at a school renovation.

Prosecuted claim by general contractor against a subcontractor who failed to honor its bid to the general contractor after the general contractor used the subcontractors’ bid in its bid to owner.

Represented pipeline contractor in the negotiated settlement of a dispute regarding the scope of work and damages along a fifty-mile long right-of-way through wetlands.

Represented general contractor in an arbitration with a concrete subcontractor who simultaneously walked off three school projects claiming that the general contractor delayed the subcontractor’s performance, failed to issue change orders and failed to make timely payment.

Represented a concrete subcontractor in an arbitration with a general contractor after the subcontractor refused to complete work when the general contractor failed to make timely payment.

Negotiated settlement for electrical and instrumentation subcontractor against an industrial plant owner relating to delay and schedule compression claims.

Negotiated dismissal and settlement terms for underground utility and clearing contractor in a suit for injunctive relief and damages resulting from allegations of violations of the Texas Clean Air Act.

Obtained numerous summary judgments on behalf of construction suppliers against subcontractors who failed to pay for materials purchased on credit.

Represented owner in a dispute with a concrete supplier who attempted to assert and foreclose a $600,000 lien claim on a multi-family development.

Negotiated settlement for specialty contractor in a dispute with a freight carrier for damages to electrical and computer equipment.

Brought suit and foreclosed on mechanics and materialmen’s lien claim by HVAC subcontractor against new medical office building. Claim settled after court entered order to foreclose lien.

Drafted and revised numerous business credit applications, purchase orders and personal guaranty agreements for construction suppliers.

Education

Baylor University School of Law

J.D.

1997

Lamar University

B.S., (with honors)

1992

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Jason Walker covers a wide array of construction claims including payment, breach of contract and bond disputes.
"He's an excellent lawyer."

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