Jeffrey A. Ford is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Jeff was a founding shareholder of Ford Nassen & Baldwin, P.C.
“I am proud to represent the builders of the world. I get what they do. My goal is to provide practical counsel to builders, so they can succeed at doing what they do best: build projects.”
Jeff represents contractors, developers, owners, specialty contractors, and sureties in all facets of the construction process, from the preparation of contract documents, to counseling on business and legal issues that arise during projects, and the resolution of disputes. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator, and is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Construction Case Panel of Construction Arbitrators.
A highly proficient litigator, Jeff has successfully defended numerous contractors in cases involving claims of alleged defective construction. He is well-versed in negotiating complex settlements of claims, both within the United States and abroad, and has prepared and negotiated major design and construction agreements for numerous high-profile projects, including a multi-building headquarters for one of the world’s leading technology companies.
When it comes to understanding the landscape of the construction industry, there are few lawyers as experienced as Jeff. He has become one of the most sought after professionals in the field, because of both his legal acumen, as well as his personal commitment to his clients.
Jeff is an elected Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and serves on the College’s Board of Governors. Jeff was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2013 Dallas Construction Law Lawyer of the Year. He was also ranked by Texas Super Lawyers in the Top Ten Texas Lawyers in 2016 – the only construction lawyer included – and in the Super Lawyers Top 100 Texas Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
State of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
American College of Construction Lawyers (Fellow and Member of Board of Governors)
State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section, former member Governing Council)
Dallas Bar Association (Construction Law Section, former Chair)
American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Industry and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, former Vice-Chairman)
North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (former Chair)
University of Texas at Austin, J.D.
The University of Iowa, B.A., summa cum laude
Chambers USA, Construction Law, Texas, Band 1, 2020
Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified – Construction Law
D Magazine – 2017 D Best Lawyers – Construction
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year” in Construction Law – Dallas/Fort Worth region, 2013, 2016
Best Lawyers, 2005 - 2020
Texas Super Lawyers Top 10 – 2016; Top 100 - 2014 - 2015, 2017
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 - 2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
Texas Construction Law Conference: "What's In Your Assignment?" (March, 2020)
No Damage for Delay? - Not So Fast!, 28th Annual Construction Law Conference, Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (March 2015).
Joinder and Dispositive Motions in Arbitration, Panel Member, 25th Annual Construction Law Conference, Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (March 2012).
Current and Emerging Issues in Litigation Involving Design Professionals, 2010 Construction Law Conference, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Dallas, Texas (September 2010).