David Peden Invited to Join the American College of Construction Lawyers

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Porter Hedges Partner David Peden has been selected to serve as a Fellow with the American College of Construction Lawyers (“ACCL”). The ACCL is a national organization of lawyers who have demonstrated skill, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice, or in the teaching, of construction law, and who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of construction law. David is one of only fifteen Fellows in Texas and joins his partner Allison Snyder who was selected in 2016. Porter Hedges is the only law firm in Houston with multiple ACCL Fellows.

David leads the Construction Section at Porter Hedges. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of construction, surety, and commercial issues. He frequently represents owners, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in various forms of litigation and dispute resolution. 

David was previously appointed by the State Bar of Texas to the Committee to develop and administer the criteria and testing for Texas Board Certification in construction law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections; Federal Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections; Houston Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections; and Houston Chapter of the Association of General Contractors. He is recognized as one of the leading construction lawyers nationwide and in Texas by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America.

The ACCL is an invited association of construction law practitioners, professors, and judges. Founded in 1989, its mission is to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law and to promote the positive role of lawyers as “friends of the project.” The College includes lawyers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and France. For more information, visit www.accl.org.

Porter Hedges’ Construction Practice is one of the most active in Texas and is consistently recognized among the leading practices in the state. Chambers USA has ranked the practice for 17 consecutive years, more than any other firm in Texas. Our attorneys represent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, design professionals, construction managers, lenders, and owners in resolving complex construction disputes. At trial or in any form of alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have the insight and experience to represent large national and multi-national corporations as well as small and mid-sized companies and individuals.


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