David Senter is a genuine product of North Carolina’s legal community and is widely respected for his background in construction law, commercial litigation, and commercial collections. He leads the firm’s Greensboro office with honesty, confidence, and commitment, and he routinely draws upon his nearly 30 years of experience to deliver innovative solutions and legal strategies on a wide range of issues impacting the state’s construction industry.
A Track Record that Speaks for Itself
Since David joined the firm in 1984, clients have trusted him to handle routine and complex cases. He has become sought-after for his practical advice, building a practice with significant career highlights that include:
•Advice and negotiation over alleged steel paint defect on the railroad lift bridge over Galveston Bay.
•Advice regarding supplier joint ventures for large public works and stadium projects throughout the United States.
•Representation of one of NASCAR’s top drivers in construction of his state of the art race shop and resulting litigation.
•Successful representation of client in federal court trial over structural steel supplied for the longest cable stay bridge in North America.
•Representation of one of the largest structural steel fabricators in the county with regard to project delivery methods, contract negotiations and claim resolution for projects ranging from high rise buildings to sports stadia to industrial facilities.
Although his track record speaks for itself, his knowledge and love of the law impresses even the most seasoned attorneys. That has earned him accolades as one of North Carolina’s top construction lawyers by a number of industry ratings systems.
David has been named among the Best Lawyers in America in Construction Law each year the list has published since 2003 and he earned 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Construction/Greensboro. He’s been recognized as a Legal Elite in Construction Law by Business North Carolina on a number of occasions and has also earned distinction as a North Carolina Super Lawyer in Construction Law.
David frequently speaks before national and local audiences on topics related to his practice. He has authored a variety of articles in bar and trade publications and has served in leadership positions for several professional associations.
•Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2003 for Construction Law and Litigation-Construction
•Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Greensboro - 2012, 2014, 2016
•The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2013-present)
•Listed in North Carolina Super Lawyers for Construction Litigation - 2015, 2016
Speaking & Writing
•Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Recognized by N.C. Peers; 14 Named to 2013 Super Lawyers Lists
January 24, 2013
•Seven Nexsen Pruet Attorneys Honored as North Carolina's Legal Elite
January 7, 2013
•Consideration of Force Majeure in Construction Contracts
April 25, 2016
Co-author of the chapter Warranties in Subcontracts in the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry's soon to be published book on Subcontracting.
Payment chapter in Construction Law Casebook published by the American Bar Association's ( ABA ) Forum on the Construction Industry (2009)
Co-author of the North Carolina section in the State-by-State Guide to Contracts and Claims book published in 2006 by Aspen Law & Business
Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook (5th ed., 2013)
Construction Warranties and Guarantees: A Primer, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 2003)
The Role Of The Subcontractor chapter in The Fundamentals Of Construction Law published by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2001)
Co-author of the North Carolina section in the State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing book published in 1999 by Aspen Law & Business
Statutory Grounds for Challenging Arbitration Awards, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 4 (October 1999).
Outside Nexsen Pruet
David is an avid runner and has completed multiple marathons and half marathons on 2 continents. His children inspired him to take up long distance running late in life and now his wife has joined the team. In addition to running, David enjoys riding his horses, traveling and spending time with his family which includes two grandchildren.
David is actively involved with his alma mater, Wake Forest, and has served as a member of the undergraduate school’s Alumni Council and the law school’s Alumni Council. He is also an adjunct professor at the law school teaching Construction Law.
David has long been active in his church, Parkway Baptist Church, serving in many leadership roles. As an Eagle Scout, David supports the Boy Scouts of America, having spent many fun days and nights helping his sons on the trail to Eagle.