Thompson & Knight's work involving construction and engineering dates back to our early history, including our handling of claims of damages to commercial buildings after the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. The Firm has been involved in facilitating or defending the construction of many of the largest buildings, arts facilities, and stadiums in Texas and elsewhere.
We have represented contractors, owners, architects, and engineers in virtually every type of construction lawsuit. We have defended and prosecuted claims involving claims of fraud, negligent design and construction, construction failure due to catastrophic weather, contract interpretation disputes and delay damages, environmental issues, job site personal injury, and wrongful death. We are formidable advocates for our clients, whether in the courtroom or in dispute resolution negotiations before trial.
We have significant appellate experience in this industry, including representing a client in an appeal that marked the first time a Texas appellate court (upholding a lower court judgment dismissing claims against our client) ruled that the Texas 10-year statues of repose bar claims by an owner of defective design, workmanship, and construction. Dallas Market Center Development Company v. Austin Commercial, Inc., 824 S.W.2d 218 (Tex. App.—Dallas 1992, writ denied).