David D. Peden

USA: Texas

Porter Hedges
1000 Main Street, 36th Floor
Houston, Texas

Tel: 713.226.6610
Fax: 713.228.1331

Email: dpeden@porterhedges.com
Web: www.porterhedges.com

David Peden is a partner in the litigation practice group and heads the construction section of Porter Hedges. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of construction, insurance, surety and commercial issues. His construction law practice focuses on claims; disputes; arbitration and litigation; contract documents; mediation services; commercial, industrial, offshore, multi-family, surety, and residential’ trials and appeals of contractual disputes; trade secrets; supply contracts; deceptive trade practices; and breach of warranty. Mr. Peden frequently represents owners, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals.

Mr. Peden served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section (2006-07). He is listed as one of America’s leading lawyers in construction law by Chambers USA, is listed as a recommended construction lawyer by The Legal 500 since 2010, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law, since 2004. He was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Houston Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Peden was also named one of the state’s leading lawyers in the Construction practice area by Who’s Who Legal: Texas 2008. He has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in Construction Litigation since 2003 and Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition for the State of Texas in construction litigation since 2009.

Mr. Peden merged his construction law practice with Porter Hedges in 2001.

Equipped with a broad understanding of the construction process and experience on all sides of the table, Porter Hedges’ lawyers can handle the most complex private or public development projects. We have represented the interests of prime contractors, public and private owners and developers, lenders, construction managers, subcontractors, architects and engineers, sureties, vendors and suppliers.

Our broad experience allows us to forge consensus among conflicting interests in this high intensity environment. Our lawyers combine a demonstrated track record in project management with extensive industry contacts to ensure that transactions are completed timely and disputes resolved.

Construction and insurance issues go hand in hand. Our lawyers assist owners, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers with a wide array of insurance issues ranging from drafting the insurance requirements in construction contracts on the front end to assisting with claims against insurers and litigating coverage cases should problems arise during or after construction. We have extensive experience in litigating coverage issues under all types of policies including builder’s risk, commercial property, environmental, commercial general liability and professional liability.

Whether you need assistance with getting your insurance program in place or in dealing with insurance companies after a claim has been made, our lawyers can assist you with managing the multiple risks associated with construction projects.

Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm founded in 1981. We are one of the ten largest Houston-based firms and among the largest in Texas. Our team includes business and trial lawyers experienced in a wide range of legal services across a broad spectrum of industries. We are known for handling sophisticated transactions and complex litigation on behalf of a diverse group of clients in established and growing industries. We represent public and private companies and are recognized for both the depth of our experience and the ability to meet our clients’ business objectives. Our team has particular experience in energy transactions, corporate M&A, commercial litigation, banking and finance, bankruptcy, and construction law.

Porter Hedges’ practices and lawyers are consistently ranked among industry leaders. As a firm, Porter Hedges was selected by The National Law Journal as one of only 20 firms from across the U.S. for inclusion in its “Midsize Hot List” in 2010 and 2012. This list recognizes firms with between 50 and 150 attorneys who rank among the best at spotting emerging trends, providing cost efficient service, and establishing long-lasting client relationships.

“David Peden is described by clients as “a very seasoned attorney,” as well as an “outstanding negotiator.”. Highlights include his lead role for the City of Houston, concerning contractor and design engineer liability for the durability of a concrete taxiway.
Chambers & Partners, 2016