David D Peden > Porter Hedges LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Porter Hedges LLP
United States

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David Peden heads the firm’s Construction Section. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of construction, insurance, surety and commercial issues.

David frequently represents owners, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in claims; disputes; arbitration and litigation; contract documents; mediation services; commercial, industrial, offshore, multi-family, and surety trials and appeals of contractual disputes; supply contracts; deceptive trade practices; and breach of warranty. His industrial construction experience includes disputes related to pipelines on and offshore, storage facilities, vessel failures, turbines, jack up rigs, cogeneration plants, welding, delays, insurance claims, man power efficiency, and equipment failures. His commercial construction experience includes design and construction defects, extra work and acceleration claims, and multi-party case management and trials.

David served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section (2006-07) and is a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers. He is listed as one of America’s leading lawyers in construction law and construction: alternative dispute resolution 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.


State Bar of Texas, Member and Construction and Litigation Sections Chair 2006-2007; Vice-Chair 2005-2006; Secretary 2004-2005; Treasurer 2003-2004; Past Council Member

American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, Member for more than 20 years

Houston Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections, Member and former Chair

American Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections, Member and Steering Committee Division 2 1994-1996, 1999-2002

Federal Bar Association, Member of Construction and Litigation Sections

College of the State Bar of Texas, former Board Member

Houston Chapter of the Association of General Contractors, Member and service on the AIA/AGC Joint Committee

Glendower Court Homeowners Association, President

American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow


J.D., University of Texas School of Law

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin