Justin D. Holzheauser

JD Holzheauser is senior counsel in Peckar & Abramson’s Austin office. He represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, and suppliers on a diverse range of construction matters, including dispute resolution.

Justin D. Holzheauser

Senior Counsel


+1 512.236.0009


+1 512.236.0682

“At P&A, we maintain strong relationships with industry leaders and regulators, which allow deep insight into the issues that matter most to our clients.”


Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, JD worked as a political affairs consultant in state politics in Austin, Texas. He also served as an intern with the First Court of Appeals of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and as an assistant bill clerk with the Chief Clerk’s Office of the Texas House of Representatives. JD’s construction industry experience also includes his tenure with Whiting-Turner.

JD earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law, where he also served as an Assistant Editor of the college’s Construction Law Journal. He has a B.S. from Texas A&M University in Construction Science.




State of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section)

Austin Bar Association (Construction Law Section - Chair)

Associated General Contractors of America (Austin Chapter and and Legal Affairs Committee)

Austin Young Lawyers Association

Associated Builders and Contractors (Central Texas Chapter)

Construction Leadership Council (Former Steering Committee Chair)

Education and Courses

Texas A&M University, B.S., Construction Science

South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Awards and Recognitions

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017-2020

Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022

Publications & Presentations

“Texas Mechanic’s Lien and Payment Bonds,” AGC Austin Seminar, May 2021

“Pass-Through Claims Against Design Professionals,” Construction Law Journal, Winter 2020

“Documenting Contract Changes in Construction,” Construction Executive, November 2020

“Is Lonergan Dying in Texas,” Law 360, 2020

“Best Practice Tips for Employers: A Moderated Panel Discussion,” AGC of Austin Legal Affairs Committee Panel on Employment Law, June 2018

“Drones in Construction,” AGC Law in Brief, March 2018

“Document Control,” P&A Rising Star Educational Series, February 2018

“Review of the 85th Legislature on the Construction Industry,” Austin Associated General Contractors Legal Affairs Committee, October 2017 (Speaker)

“Perfecting Texas Mechanic’s Liens,” Austin Lawyer, 2017

“Review of the 85th Legislature on the Construction Industry,” Construction News, 2017

“Texas Energy Sector Infrastructure Improvements Pave the Way for Good Business,” Texas Contractor, 2017

“Brown Bag Lunch-and-Learn Lien Law Seminar,” Austin AGC Legal Affairs Committee, February 2017 (Speaker)

“Getting Ready for OSHA,” AGC Law in Brief, 2016

“No Damage for Delay? Not so Fast!” Texas Construction Law Conference. 2015 (Co-Author)

“3D Printing in Construction,” Modern Contractor Solutions, 2015

“What to expect in the New Year,” Modern Contractor Solutions, 2015

“Liquidated Damages Clauses Commonplace in Construction Contracts,” Modern Contractor Solutions, 2014