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Donald Shelton, Esq.

Donald Shelton

Donald Shelton is a managing shareholder of the firm and has been practicing law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Mr. Shelton concentrates his practice in the trial and arbitration of commercial and residential construction law disputes, insurance defense, mechanic's lien laws, bond claims, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, homeowner association disputes, and title insurance defense. Mr. Shelton also devotes a significant amount of his practice to transaction events associated with his clients such as construction contracts, leases, liens, purchase/sales contracts, independent contractor agreements, subcontracts, bonds, deeds, deed restrictions, and first and third-party warranty review.

Mr. Shelton primarily represents developers, insurance carriers, third-party warranty companies, volume and custom homebuilders, remodelers, commercial contractors and subcontractors, engineers and architects throughout Texas in various aspects of their businesses.

Mr. Shelton is often a speaker and writer for seminars and publications for insurance carriers and builder associations, including various insurance topics, risk management, construction industry issues, contracts, lien law and warranties.

Currently, Mr. Shelton sits on several committees for the Texas Association of Builders, including Contracts Committee, Change Review Group-Express Limited Home Warranty, Legal Affairs Committee, Codes and Standards Committee, and Attorney Counsel. Mr. Shelton is general counsel and member of several committees for the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association.

Admitted:

1998, Texas Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education:

Completion of Construction Dispute Resolution Service Training, 2013

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
J.D., 1998; Notes and Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas B.A., with honors, 1995

Recent Awards:

2014 A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys
2014 Lorman Education Services Distinguished Faculty
2013 & 2015 Presidential Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association of Builders
2012 Associate of the Year, Texas Association of Builders
2012 Associate Member of the Year, Greater Fort Worth Homebuilders Association
March 2012 Associate of the Month, Greater Fort Worth HBA

Recent Seminars, Presentations & Articles:

2014-Present, Speaker at TAB Sunbelt Builders Show for TEOC

August, 2016, Affordable Risk Management, Insurance and Third Party Warranty - Cost Effective measures to avoid risk and win lawsuits, Dallas Builders Association

2016, Speaker for Lunch & Learn Presentations for Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

September, 2015, Speaker on Mechanic’s Lien Law, Dallas Builders Association

August, 2015, Speaker on Texas Lien Law, East Texas Builders Association

July, 2015, Speaker for Temple Area Builders Association Education Luncheon

2014, Presentations in various locations in Texas for Builder Associations on TAB Contracts and Risk Management

December 2014, Seminar for Legacy Texas Insurance Services

September 2014, Claims & Risk Management Seminar, Sunbelt Builders Show, Austin; Speaker on Texas Lien Law, Amarillo

July 2014, Presentation for StrucSure Insurance at TEOC on “What You Need to Know to Not Get Sued”

April 2014, Speaker on “Building a Better Foundation”, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

March 2014, Speaker/Faculty, Lorman Education Services, “Construction Lien Law in Texas” seminar in San Angelo and Lubbock

January 2014, Speaker on Risk Management, Texas Panhandle Builders Association

October 2013 – Completion of Construction Dispute Resolution Services Arbitration Training Course, Dispute Review Board Training Course and Advanced ADR Training Course

September-November 2013, New revised 2013 TAB Contracts and Risk Management Seminars for Builder Associations in Corpus Christi, Waco, San Angelo, Bryan-College Station, Wichita Falls, and San Antonio

May 2013, Presentation for Bankers Insurance Group, New Orleans Ground Subsidence; Case Law Update

February 2013, Presentation for Texas Wesleyan University Honor Society Construction Law update

September 2012, Claims & Risk Management Seminar, Sun Belt Builders Show, Austin

June 2012, Presentation, TAB Contracts and Risk Management, Harker Heights HBA

May 2012, Presentation, Risk Management for Contractors, Kerrville BA

April 2012, Presentation, Transferring Risk, Greater Fort Worth HBA

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, San Antonio BA, New Braunfels BA

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, Corpus Christi BA

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, Victoria BA

February 2012, Codes and Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, and Attorney Counsel and Legal Affairs Committee, TAB

January 2012, Economic Forecast/Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA

January 2012, Code Changes Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA

October 2011, TAB Codes & Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, and Attorney Counsel and Legal Affairs Committee, Sunbelt

October 2011, Presentation, Contracts, Warranty, Insurance & Closings, Dallas HBA

October 2011, TAB Contract Update, East Texas BA, Longview

August 2011, Presentation, Legislative Update & Risk Management, Greater Fort Worth BA

May 2011, Seminar, Perfecting Liens in Texas, Greater Fort Worth BA

February 2011, Risk Management Presentation, Tyler BA

November, 2010, Risk Management Presentation, El Paso BA

November 2010, Risk Management Presentation, East Texas Builders BA Longview

August 2010, TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Metro East Dallas HBA

May 2010, Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA

April 2010, Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA

February 2010, TAB Contract Update and Risk Management, Greater Austin HBA

January 2010, TAB Contracts Update Post-TRCC, Abilene - Big Country HBA

December 2010, TAB Contracts Update & Third-party Warranties, San Angelo HBA

August 2009, Mechanic’s Lien Law, Dallas HBA

August 2009 TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Dallas HBA

August 2009, TAB Contracts Update, Fort Worth HBA

August 2009, TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Legacy Texas Insurance Services – Richardson

July 2009, TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Fort Worth HBA

July 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio HBA

June 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

May 2009, Contracts Class; TRCC Update, Fort Worth HBA

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Marcos

April 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Amarillo

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

April 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Austin

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Beaumont

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

March 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio

March 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Dallas HBA

January 2009, Presentation (Chapter 162, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Theft), San Antonio HBA

October 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Kerrville

September 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Tyler HBA

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Lufkin HBA

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, San Antonio HBA

July 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston HBA

July 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Bryan/College Station HBA

May 2008, NARI CE Class, Houston

December 2007, TAB Presentation on HB 1038, Fort Worth HBA (Parker Co.)

November 2007, TAB Contract Seminar, Tyler HBA

October 2007, TAB Contract Seminar, Fort Worth HBA

Activities:

TRCC - Warranty & Performance Standards Committee

Teaching Excellence in Education Committee, Birdville Independent School District

Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington

Jury Services Committee, State Bar of Texas

Notes & Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan University – School of Law

Recipient, American Indian Scholarship in Law

Law Clerk, Tarrant County District Courts

Golden Key International Honour Society

International Sociology Award – Excellence in Academics

Private Pilot

Certified Open Water Diver

Texas State Wrestling Champion

USA Wrestling, Bronze Licensed Coach

Organizations:

Mr. Shelton is or has been involved with the State Bar of Texas, Greater Fort Worth Builder’s Association, Texas Association of Builders, Tarrant County Bar Association, Arlington Bar Association, Hurst United Soccer Association, Northeast Youth Basketball Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Fort Worth Airpower Council, Young Men's Christian Association, Texas School of Football

 

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