Jeffrey A. Ford

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Jeffrey A. Ford is a Partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Dallas office. Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson, Mr. Ford was Founding Shareholder of Ford Nassen & Baldwin, P.C.


Mr. Ford represents contractors, developers, owners, specialty contractors, and sureties in all facets of the construction process, from the preparation of contract documents, to counseling on business and legal issues that arise during projects, and the resolution of disputes. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator, and is an active member of the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Construction Case Panel of Construction Arbitrators.

A highly proficient litigator, Mr. Ford has successfully defended numerous contractors in cases involving claims of alleged defective construction. He is well-versed in negotiating complex settlements of claims, both within the United States and abroad, and has prepared and negotiated major design and construction agreements for numerous high-profile projects, including a multi-building headquarters for one of the world’s leading technology companies.

When it comes to understanding the landscape of the construction industry, there are few lawyers as experienced as Mr. Ford. He has become one of the most sought after professionals in the field, because of both his legal acumen, as well as his personal commitment to his clients.

Mr. Ford is an elected fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers, and serves on the College’s Board of Governors. Mr. Ford was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as the 2013 Dallas Construction Law Lawyer of the Year. He was also ranked by Texas Super Lawyers in the Top Ten Texas Lawyers in 2016 - the only construction lawyer included - and in the Super Lawyers Top 100 Texas Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers USA, Construction Law, 2019

Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified - Construction Law

D Magazine - 2017 D Best Lawyers - Construction

Best Lawyers in America (Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law - Dallas; 2013)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated

Texas Super Lawyers (Top 10 - 2016; Top 100 - 2014 - 2015, 2017)

Publications & Presentations

No Damage for Delay? - Not So Fast!, 28th Annual Construction Law Conference, Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (March 2015).

Joinder and Dispositive Motions in Arbitration, Panel Member, 25th Annual Construction Law Conference, Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, Texas (March 2012).

Current and Emerging Issues in Litigation Involving Design Professionals, 2010 Construction Law Conference, University of Texas at Austin School of Law, Dallas, Texas (September 2010).

News and Events

Chambers & Partners USA Names Peckar & Abramson, P.C. to Band 1 Level Nationwide in Construction Law 17 Attorneys Recognized as Leading Attorneys

Eight Texas Attorneys with Peckar & Abramson Named 2018 Super Lawyers

Thirty-Four Attorneys Across the Firm have been Named 2019 Best Lawyers In America

Peckar & Abramson’s Texas Attorney’s Named 2017 Super Lawyers

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Internal Investigations
  • Power & Industrial Facilities/EPC
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Surety

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.523.5120  Phone
214.521.4601  Fax
University Attended:
The University of Iowa, B.A., summa cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States Court of Federal Claims; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Court for the Western District of Texas; 1977, Texas


fellow and Member of Board of Governors, American College of Construction Lawyers

State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section, former member Governing Council)

Dallas Bar Association (Construction Law Section, former Chair)

American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Industry and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, former Vice-Chairman)

North Dallas Chamber of Commerce (former Chair)

Birth Information:
Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 13, 1952

Peer Reviews

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