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Austin Construction Defect Attorney

Trial Attorneys Recovering for Construction Defects

Construction defect litigation can be complex, but winning you a full recovery is really the result of a simple formula we use – set the case for trial and get paid by the jury if the wrongdoers won’t pay you. While we understand the technical aspects of construction, we understand juries even better, and that is what sets us apart from other construction defect attorneys and is what gets you paid.

Combine our trial expertise with our construction defect experience and you get a unique set of trial attorneys that win record recoveries. Complex design and defect issues, combined with the fact that there are strict limits on the time in which a construction defects claim must be filed — means you need to speak with a construction defect attorney at Howry Breen & Herman about your rights and options as soon as you can.

Put more than 30 years of trial work in construction contract law and litigation experience to work for you — contact Howry Breen & Herman today online, or call us at (512) 430-4844 in Austin, Texas, today. Initial consultations are provided at no cost and we often represent clients on a contingent fee basis in construction litigation.

​​ Our practice is statewide and includes cases of:
  • Poor workmanship
  • Use of substandard materials
  • Specified materials not used
  • Water damage
  • Toxic mold
  • General contractor negligence
  • Subcontractor negligence
  • Architect negligence and malpractice
  • Civil engineer negligence and malpractice
  • Safety defects
  • Code violations
  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Breach of warranty of habitability claims
  • Abandoned construction projects

Although the damages in any given case will vary according to the unique facts, circumstances and contract language involved — repair (mitigation) expenses, differences in the value of the property, temporary housing or relocation costs, compensation for loss of use, attorney's fees, and other related costs may be sought and obtained.

We Can Fight for You and Your Best Interest

Howry Breen & Herman understands how construction contract law has been applied and interpreted by Texas courts in construction defects litigation and we understand how insurance companies cover various defendants with insurance policies.

And we really understand how to try a construction case to a jury. Because of that, we are able to offer outstanding service, representation, and results in all aspects of construction litigation and can aggressively seek full compensation on your behalf.

At Howry Breen & Herman, we help homeowners, developers, government bodies, condominium associations, apartment complex owners, contractors, home builders, and others to resolve disputes involving construction contract law and construction defects through both arbitration and litigation.

Statewide Representation and Results

For answers to other questions you may have about construction contract law, or your legal rights and options — please call or contact us online for a free consultation with a construction defect lawyer at Howry Breen & Herman.

  • Howry Breen & Herman is proud to have been nominated as “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, ®, which is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements.
  • Howry Breen & Herman is proud to have been nominated as “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, ®, which is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements.
  • Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes top legal talent throughout the U.S. via a rigorous peer-review process. At Howry, Breen & Herman, we are proud to have several attorneys who have earned a place in The Best Lawyers in America® list.
  • Best Lawyers 2018
    Inclusion in Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded legal peer-review publications, is regarded by both attorneys and clients as an extremely high honor. Our firm is proud to have multiple attorneys selected for this honor.
  • Top 50 US Verdicts All Practice Areas Texas 2017
    Our attorneys were honored by for recovering one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017. This is an honorable distinction, reserved for those attorneys that achieve the highest settlements and verdicts in the state.
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2016
    Howry, Breen & Herman is proud to have been selected as one of U.S. News’s Best Law Firms. Law firms are selected for inclusion in in this prestigious ranking based on a series of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Several of our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a renowned legal organization whose membership is restricted to trial attorneys who have achieved seven-figured settlements and/or jury verdicts.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    A number of our lawyers are invited members of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, a highly respected legal organization that limits its members to trial attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and met strict qualification requirements.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    We are proud to have numerous attorneys who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In order to become a member, an attorney must demonstrate that he or she has successfully achieved at least one six-figure settlement or jury verdict.
  • Top American Lawyers
    Membership in Top American Lawyers is limited to only 1% of all attorneys in the United States. We at Howry, Breen & Herman are proud to have a number of attorneys who have been accepted as members of this exclusive organization.
  • AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell® is widely regarded as one of the most renowned peer-review rating organizations in the legal field. Several attorneys at Howry, Breen & Herman have achieved the organization’s highest distinction of AV Preeminent®.
  • Super Lawyers
    Each year, Super Lawyers® magazine publishes its list of peer-nominated/evaluated and independently reviewed attorneys. We are proud to have several attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.
  • Texas Monthly Top Attorneys - Sean E. Breen
    Top Attorneys As Published In Texas Monthly
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Business Tort Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Litigation - Trusts & Estates
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