Joe is a civil trial lawyer on the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team. With extensive first-chair jury trial experience, his practice is focused on resolving disputes in the real estate and construction industries. He has also assisted energy and healthcare clients on similar matters. He represents owners, developers, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in the areas of litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. In handling these complex matters he has gained a thorough understanding of the technical issues and the insurance coverage matters typically applicable to large industrial, commercial and residential projects as well as healthcare facilities. Joe’s representation of real estate clients has included:
Outside of real estate work, Joe has also represented various Fortune 500 energy companies in defending multi-million dollar seismic damage claims, excess royalty claims, inverse condemnation claims and take-or-pay claims.
Joe is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial law. He is also a frequent speaker at professional seminars on litigation of construction defects, mechanics lien claims, bond claims, collections and creditors’ rights issues, and other topics. His writings have been published by The University of Texas School of Law, Continuing Legal Education Department, The State Bar of Texas, The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Builder, and Austin Construction News. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Joe practiced with Brown McCarroll.