Dale

Dale E. Butler

Dale’s practice focuses on construction law and a variety of business disputes.  Dale helps clients in Texas and Colorado with a variety of construction issues on projects across the country, including multifamily, condominiums, public projects, and commercial projects.  From helping clients allocate and manage risks in design and construction contracts on the front-end of a project to resolving disputes that occur during and after a project, clients benefit from Dale’s experience and common-sense approach.  Dale also has extensive experience is representing clients in variety of business disputes, including landlord/tenant issues, collecting debts, debt collection claims, product liability, and disputes arising out of complex, commercial transactions.  Dale’s litigation and arbitration experience allows him to assist clients in evaluating the issues in their case and developing a strategy for a cost-effective solution that also makes business sense.

dbutler@butlerlegal.com
Direct Dial: 972.355.6600
Board Certified – Construction Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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EDUCATION

University of Denver College of Law – Denver, Colorado (1994)
Abilene Christian University – Abilene, Texas (BA in Human Communications – 1985)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Texas – 1995; Colorado – 1994; All Federal District Courts in the State of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court

AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2019: Construction Law
The Best Lawyers in America® 2012-2019: Litigation – Construction
The Best Law Firms in America® 2018 and 2019: Tier 1 ranking in Dallas/Fort Worth for Litigation – Construction
Texas Super Lawyers 2011-2018, Construction Law, Construction Litigation
Texas Super Lawyers 2013, Business Litigation
Tarrant County’s Top Attorneys, Fort Worth, Texas 2011-2012

CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified – Construction Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
LEED Accredited Professional®

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • November 2017, Presenter: Protecting the Owner and the Project – Insurance and Bonding Issues in Construction; Halfmoon Education Construction Law Seminar
  • September 2010, Co-Presenter: Liability and Litigation Issues Arising from Green Building and LEED Certification; University of Texas School of Law’s 2010 Construction Law Conference
  • August 2006, Presenter: Condominium Defect Litigation; State Bar of Texas 2006 Advanced Real Estate Law Course
  • February 2006, Co-Author: Condominium Defect Litigation: Now You’ve Built It, Will They Sue?; Prepared for the State Bar of Texas 2006 Advanced Real Estate Law Course
  • September 2005 – Co-Author: Pitfalls in High-Rise Development: Anticipating and Minimizing Risk; Co-presenter at the 2005 Residential Development and Construction Law Conference sponsored by the UT Law School
  • Contributing Author – Economic Loss Doctrine Monograph, 1996 ABA Publication, which addressed the status of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Construction Litigation in the United States.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, and local bar associations
Member of the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law and Construction Litigation Committee
Former President, Flower Mound Bar Association, 2011 – 2013

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2013 – 2016 – Board of Directors, Pregnancy Help 4 You – Keller, Texas
2010 – 2012 – Board of Directors, Southern Denton County Neighbor To Neighbor – Lewisville, Texas
1999-2005 – Board of Directors, Christian Services – Dallas, Texas
1997-2003 – Board of Directors, Lewisville Christian School – Lewisville, Texas