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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214.523.5100

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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.”

Bio

Board Certified in Construction Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Shurtleff 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.

Mr. Shurtleff 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. Mr. Shurtleff has been named a Super Lawyers ‘Texas Rising Star’ from 2012-2018, and “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2019. 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.

Practice

Highlights

Admissions

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

Memberships

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

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, Super Lawyer, 2019

TEXO Young Constructor of the Year, 2016

Publications & Presentations

Moderator, “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

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

Moderator, Risk Management Round Table, 2013

Speaker, “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