Curtis W. Martin is co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office. He represents contractors and owners on large construction projects and advises clients on all facets of the construction process, from the preparation of contract documents to counseling on risk management, business and legal issues that arise during projects, and dispute resolution.
“Deeply immersed in the evolving issues that impact the construction industry, our legal teams are often among the first to know of developments that may impact our clients’ businesses.”
Curt draws on extensive experience in the construction industry, where he has focused his professional life since 1979 as both a construction lawyer and an industry executive. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of an ENR-400 construction company. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Curt is at the forefront of industry trends—including new technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM)—which are changing the way construction is performed. A thought leader in this area, he has taught the AGC’s BIM Module 3 (BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation) since its inception. He also frequently writes and lectures on topics in construction law and risk management, and has taught construction law at the university level and trained industry professionals throughout the United States and abroad. Teaching, leading, and counseling come naturally to Curt, who is a Hall of Fame fundraiser for the BP MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin and who was recently named its 2018 Ride Marshal of the Year.
State of Texas
State of Georgia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims
Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified – Construction Law
Associated General Contractors Texas Building Branch (Legal Committee)
National Associated General Contractors Risk Management Committee (2004-2011)
Associated General Contractors of Texas (Legislative Drafting Committee)
Spring Branch Independent School District (Former Chair or Co-Chair of SBISD's Long Range Facilities Planning Committee, Bond Committee, and Bond Oversight Committee)
American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals (Member of AAA's Large Complex Construction Case Panel)
Houston Contractors Association (former Member of Board of Directors, Education Committee Chair)
Texas Bar Foundation
Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)
Duke University, B.A., cum laude
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Chambers USA, Construction Law, Texas, 2018 - 2021
Texas Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2020
Best Lawyers, 2015 - 2021
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
“Resolving Delay Claims in Real Time,” Houston Contractors Association’s Education Committee Webinar, April 2021
“The Texas Storm - Guidance for Contractors,” P&A Client Alert, February 2021
“Construction 101: Session 2 - An Overview of Texas Construction Law,” Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Peckar & Abramson Joint Seminar, September 2020
“COVID-19 Forum: A Series on Managing Risk in Unprecedented Time,” P&A Webinar, March 2020