George Baldwin is co-managing partner for the firm's Texas offices, and based in Peckar & Abramson’s Austin location. George focuses his practice on the resolution of commercial disputes through litigation, mediation, and arbitration. He is consistently called upon by top decision makers for his depth of knowledge and ability to resolve complicated construction-related problems in a cost-effective and business-oriented manner.
“The practice of construction law requires a highly nuanced understanding of emerging industry trends and the diverse factors involved in complex projects and disputes.”
George has extensive experience in cases involving scheduling problems, acceleration, delays, defective construction, and defective and ambiguous plans and specifications. George also serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the Washington, D.C. and Dallas, Texas offices of the American Arbitration Association and for private parties.
Over the course of his career, George has handled an impressive range of complex, high-profile projects. He has successfully represented both public and private sector clients, including a U.S. city in a complex litigation involving the construction of a civic center, as well as a general contractor in a substantial multi-party litigation against a regional public transit company.
George has served on the Texas Building Branch Legislative Committee and is the former Chair of the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is the co-author of the Builders and Contractor’s Handbook of Construction Claims, published by Prentice Hall, and editor of The Basics Book soon to be published by the Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education in conjunction with the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. George frequently lectures on a variety of construction-related topics, both in the U.S. and abroad.
State of Virginia
District of Columbia
State of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of Columbia Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District of Columbia Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section, former Chair and Council member)
State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section)
State Bar of Virginia (Construction Law Section, Alternate Dispute Resolution Section)
The Austin Bar Association (Construction Law Section)
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
Trinity College, B.A., English
Chambers USA, Construction Law, Texas, 2020
Best Lawyers, 2009-2021
Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year" in Construction Law – Austin region, 2014
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
Texas Super Lawyers, 2004-2020
“Pass-Through Claims Against Design Professionals,” Construction Law Journal, Winter 2020
“COVID-19 Forum: A Series on Managing Risk in Unprecedented Times, Episode 2,” Peckar & Abramson Interactive Forum, April 2020
COAA Owner Training Institute Schedule Management Course, University of Oregon, March 2020
“Proving Delay,” Construction Law Conference, March 2020