Stewart Shurtleff

Stewart Shurtleff is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Dallas office focusing on construction law, construction dispute resolution, surety law, and commercial litigation.

Stewart Shurtleff



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“Clients know me as a relationship-driven leader adept at solving problems and always focusing on what is best for the client.”


Board Certified in Construction Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Stewart represents general contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and real estate owners and developers in a wide array of construction-related issues, including breach of contract, breach of warranty, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, surety matters, collections, construction defects, contract termination, and delay and disruption claims, as well as general business matters. He frequently acts as outside general counsel to general contractors and other clients.

Stewart most recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of TEXO, the largest commercial contractor’s association in Texas representing the North and East Texas chapters of both The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). He is also a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America and is the 2019 Secretary of the Construction Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association where he is an active member. Stewart has been named a Super Lawyers ‘Texas Rising Star’ from 2012-2018, and “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2019 and 2020. Additionally, in 2016 he was named TEXO Young Constructor of the Year resulting from his extensive work with the TEXO Young Constructors Council, where he served as a steering committee member for five years and the Chairman in 2015.




State of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Construction Lawyers Society of America (Fellow)

Dallas Bar Association (Secretary of Construction Law Section)

Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas

TEXO, Young Constructors Council (Former Chairman of Steering Committee)

TEXO (Board of Directors, 2018-2019)

Education and Courses

Houston Baptist University, B.A., cum laude

Baylor University School of Law, J.D.

Awards and Recognitions

Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012-2018

Texas Super Lawyers, 2019-2020

TEXO Young Constructor of the Year, 2016

Publications & Presentations

“Selecting the Right Delivery Method for the Job,” Construction Dive, August 2021 (Co-Author)

“Law 101 for Contractors,” TEXO Seminar, 2021 (Speaker)

“Construction Law for Contractors,” 2020 (Speaker)

“COVID-19 Forum: A Series On Managing Risk In Unprecedented Times – Episodes 1-3 2”, 2020 (Speaker)

“Whose Design is it Anyway? A Discussion Regarding the Sketchy Obligations of Design Assist and Design Delegation”, 2020 (Speaker)

“Learn to Lead: Looking Through the Lens of a Young CEO”, 2019 (Moderator)

“State Politics and the Election Cycle”, 2018 (Moderator)

“Discussing Legislative Issues and Preparing for a Visit to the State Capitol”, 2017 (Moderator)

“Construction Industry Challenges”, Panel Discussion, 2014 (Moderator)

“Issues on a Distressed Project”, 2014 (Moderator)

“The Subcontract: With Emphasis on Key Clauses from the General Contractor’s and Subcontractor’s Perspectives”, 2014 (Speaker)

Risk Management Roundtable, 2013 (Moderator)

“Social Media in Your Practice”, 2013 (Speaker)

“Creative and Unconventional Discovery - Strategies & Techniques”, 2012 (Speaker)

“Managing Contractual Risk in 2012”, 2012 (Speaker)

“American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, Division I” (Speaker)

“Basic Course in Construction Law” State Bar of Texas - Construction Law Section Conference (Speaker)