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
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)
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