On April 30, 2019, Calvin Cowan was elected to a one year term as President of the Bell County Bar Association. Mr. Cowan's service to the bar will begin May 2, 2019.
January 2019-following a week long jury trial, Calvin Cowan secured a favorable verdict for an asphalt paving subcontractor against a general contractor. The general contractor originally sued the subcontractor for breach of contract alleging defective work. The subcontractor defended and pursued counterclaims for breach of contract, quantum meruit and attorney's fees against the general contractor. The jury awarded the subcontractor 100% of the money damages sought and denied all of the general contractor's claims.
Steve Burton served as the featured speaker at the Construction Financial Management Association - Central Texas Chapter April 2019 meeting. Mr. Burton's presentation, (Statutes of Limitation & Repose in Construction - When can the contractor stop worrying about liability arising out of completed projects and affected people?) covered important topics including statutes of limitations for tort, contract and breach of warranty claim. His presentation also covered the discovery rule and special time limitations important to contractors and subcontractors.
On January 22, 2019, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization awarded board certification to Calvin Cowan. Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. is proud to be the only Texas firm outside of the major metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin to be home to three Board Certified construction attorneys.
Allen Wilson presented a one hour ethics lecture at the 2018 Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Basic Course in Texas Construction Law. His presentation introduced the perils encountered by practitioners, key strategies and day-to-day law practice management tips.
Allen Wilson & Brian Carroll will address the American Council of Independent Laboratories Annual Meeting on October 5, 2018. The primary topic of Mr. Wilson's and Mr. Carroll's address will be "Killer Contract Clauses."
Paul Sanderford and Brian Carroll were honored as 2018 Construction Litigation Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers are named each year by the Super Lawyer's Magazine using a process that includes peer nomination, independent research, peer evaluation and final selection. Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization awarded board certification upon Paul Sanderford. Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. is proud to be the only Texas firm outside of the major metropolitan areas of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin to be home to three Board Certified construction attorneys.
The Texas Tenth Court of Appeals (Waco) reversed and remanded a trial court's order denying a general contractor's motion to compel arbitration. The appellate court unanimously agreed that the general contractor did not waive its right to arbitrate by sending a pre-suit demand requesting a subcontractor withdraw its statutory lien and bond claims.
Paul Sanderford and Brian Carroll were named Super Lawyers for 2017 by Texas Monthly. Mr. Sanderford has previously earned this recognition. Mr. Carroll was previously listed as a Rising Star in construction litigation.