Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1984.

Mr. Surratt practices primarily in construction law and mechanic's liens with emphasis on the litigation and arbitration of construction-related disputes. He is a frequent speaker on construction and lien laws to bar associations and various construction-related trade associations. Mr. Surratt has won a number of complex, high-stakes construction disputes for his clients and is consistently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Texas by the Wall Street Journal and a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters.

Practice Area


  • Texas Tech University (B.A. cum laude, 1981; J.D. 1984)

  • Phi Alpha Theta

  • Phi Delta Phi (Parliamentarian, 1983-1984)

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association

  • Litigation Section

  • Construction Industry Forum

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Member, District 6-A Grievance Committee, 1996-2002

  • Construction Law Section

  • Dallas Bar Association

  • Construction Law Section

  • Chairman 2009


  • Contributing Author, Construction Change Order Claims (Construction Law Library), Michael T. Callahan, ed., Aspen Publishers, New York, 2004.

Reported Cases

  • Driver Pipeline Co., Inc. v. Mustang Pipeline Co., Inc., 69 S.W.3d 779 (Tex.App.--Texarkana 2002)

  • Island on Lake Travis, Ltd. v. Hayman Co. General Contractors, Inc., 834 S.W.2d 529 (Tex.App.--Austin 1992)

  • Tobin Landscape and Const. Co., Inc. v. Bramlett, 708 S.W.2d 553 (Tex.App.--Dallas 1986)

David G. Surratt

Director, Shareholder

(972) 388-5126

Paralegal: Becky Cobb

(972) 388-5165

(972) 239-7493

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