Paulo Flores

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Paulo Flores


Dallas, TX

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"As Texas’s construction sector continues to burgeon, it is crucial that contractors and construction managers engage experienced, savvy legal advisors to stay ahead of industry trends and avoid unnecessary disputes."




The State of Texas


State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section - Executive Council), 2013-2016

Dallas Bar Association (Construction Law Section - Former Chair; Business Litigation Section; Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR] Section)

College of the State Bar of Texas, 1998-2010

Barrister - Higginbotham Inn of Court, 2007-2010

American Arbitration Association - Construction Disputes Panel and Complex Cases Panel Arbitrator and Mediator

International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Arbitrator and Mediator

Institute for Transnational Arbitration - Advisory Board Member

Education & Courses

University of Texas at Austin, J.D.

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with highest honors

Awards & Recognitions

Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified – Construction Law

Best Lawyers, 2022-2024

Texas Super Lawyers, 2015-2022

D Magazine – 2017 D Best Lawyers – Construction

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Vinson & Elkins Scholar

Publications & Presentations

Texas Residential Construction Law Manual, Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing) (2007, 2nd ed. 2013, updated annually since)

“Construction Law Survey” course, section on Residential Construction Law and Mechanic’s Liens, The University of Texas School of Law (2009-present)

Sections on Construction Liens, various undergraduate and graduate real estate classes, SMU Cox School of Business (2009-present)

“Navigating the Changes: Understanding the Updated Residential Construction Liability Act,” P&A Webinar, August 2023

“Liens,” State Bar of Texas 9th Annual Oil & Gas Disputes, January 2023

“Current Issues Affecting the Infrastructure and Construction Industries,” ABA Section of Public Contract Law’s 2021 Virtual Public Procurement Symposium, October 2021

“TXLEGE Update: How What Happened in Austin Impacts Your Business,” P&A Webinar, June 2021

“Law 101 for Contractors,” TEXO Conference, September 2021

“Texas Legislature Puts a Spear in Doctrine Making Contractor Warrantor of Owner Furnished Plans and Specifications,” P&A Client Alert, May 2021

“Is It Live…Or Is It Virtual?” P&A Client Alert, September 2020

“Construction Law for Contractors,” TEXO Conference, September 2020

“COVID-19 Forum: A Series on Managing Risk In Unprecedented Times – Episode 1,” P&A Webinar, March 2020

“Arbitration Tips for the New Arbitration Litigator,” Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes, June 2017

AAA Arbitrator Training, October 2016

“Non-Compete Agreements in the Construction Industry,” 29th Annual Construction Law Conference, State Bar of Texas, March 2016

“Residential Construction Law - Update and Current Status,” Dallas Bar Association Real Property Law Section, Spring 2015

“Stories Mediators Tell: The Good, the Bad, the Ideal,” American Arbitration Association and American Bar Association, Dallas, TX, Fall 2014

“The Constitutional Lien Simplified,” 27th Annual Construction Law Conference, State Bar of Texas, February 2014

“Mechanics and Constitutional Liens - Residential and Commercial - Soaking up Some CLE,” State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013

“Residential Construction Law: Where Are We Now?,” Advanced Real Estate Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas CLE, 2013

“Enforceability of the Waiver of Consequential Damages Clause under the 1997 AIA A201 General Conditions,” 2 Construction Law Journal, Winter 2003

“Residential Contracting Law,” Hispanic Journal - Contracting and Procurement Special Edition, 2000

“The Advisor on Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims for Projects in Texas,” Construction Publications, Inc. 1995