Feb 2, 2024

18th Annual Construction Symposium

The objective of this course is to educate the attendant on a broad array of issues affecting construction and construction defect claims and the litigation and handling of those claims.  The course will educate the attendant on liability issues, standards, statutes and case law pertaining to those issues.  The course will also address construction defect, insurance and coverage issues with respect to such claims, and other issues affecting construction claims and the litigation of such claims as well as trends in the construction industry.  Additionally, the attendant will be brought up to date on recent case law with respect to construction claims.

Presentations Include:

Legislative Update – 88th Texas Legislative Session

Stowers and Multiple Carriers

Texas’ Certificate of Merit Statute

Arbitration - The Pros and Cons

The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act

Construction Insurance Law Update






8:15-8:25 a.m.



8:25 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

R. Douglas Rees

8:30 a.m.

Legislative Update

R. Douglas Rees

9:00 a.m.

Stowers and Multiple Carriers

Fred Shuchart

9:30 a.m.

Certificate of Merit Statute

Clarissa Price

10:00 a.m.


R. Brent Cooper
Tara Sohlman

10:30 a.m.

The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act

Rob Witmeyer

11:00 a.m.

COVID-19 Impact on Jury Trials and Trends: A Panel Discussion

Eric Hines
Gordon Wright

11:30 a.m.

Construction Insurance Law Update

Julie Shehane

12:00 p.m.

Construction Defect Expert Witnesses

Andrew Gardner
R. Douglas Rees

12:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

R. Douglas Rees

12:35 p.m.

Question & Answer Session






















Continuing Education

TDI CE: Provider #32551
This course has been approved by the Texas Department of Insurance in the amount of 4.0 general credit hours.  Cooper & Scully, P.C. is a Texas Department of Insurance registered provider.

Texas MCLE
This course has been approved by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 4.0 credit hours.