Stephen is a shareholder with the firm and prides himself on being a top construction attorney with a strong emphasis in residential construction. He has considerable experience representing clients in construction related matters including both at trial and in arbitration. In addition to being general counsel to the Certified Master Builder Corporation, Hood County Builders Association, and American Society of Interior Designers, Stephen is also on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association and is a Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Mansfield, Texas. He represents numerous production and custom homebuilders throughout North Texas and was recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters from 2009-2013 and a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters in 2013 and 2014.
Stephen publishes a set of form residential construction contracts that are used throughout the state and regularly negotiates construction contracts on behalf of owners and builders. Also, Stephen has presented seminars and has authored/co-authored several articles on a variety of topics concerning the construction industry, including his monthly article “Legal Perspective,” which is published in Building Savvy Magazine. Between 2003 and 2009, Stephen was one of a limited number of instructors who was recognized by the Texas Residential Construction Commission as an approved instructor. He has also testified on occasion regarding pending legislation before several State committees.