Scott Griffith

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Scott Griffith is President and Founding Shareholder at Griffith Davison. His practice focuses on complex litigation and dispute resolution for contractors, owners, and developers. Scott is recognized and valued among peers and clients for his professional approach, expansive knowledge in construction and real estate, and exceptional skills in the courtroom.

His experience and understanding of the construction industry position him to advise clients through complex, high-stakes disputes. Scott has a record of success prosecuting and defending a broad range of construction-based disputes before state courts, federal courts, and arbitrators. Scott has extensive experience with claims resulting from delays, disputed scope, construction defects, and design errors.

Scott stays abreast of evolving legal and commercial implications for his clients through active involvement with various associations including the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and TEXO. He is Board Certified in Construction Law with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; a former chair of the Construction Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association; an Associate Member in the Construction Owners Association of America; and a Fellow with the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

He has received several recognitions and rankings and often speaks on complex legal matters within the construction industry.

Associations & Accomplishments

  • Board Certified – Construction Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Martindale-Hubbell® – AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating
  • Chambers & Partners USA – Ranked as a leader in the field of Construction Law
  • Founding Shareholder & President – Griffith Davison, P.C.
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Steering Committee of Division 1 (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) of the Forum on Construction Law
    • Member, Construction Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Construction Law Section
    • Member, Litigation Section
    • Member, Business Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Construction Law Section (Chairman in 2007)
    • Member, Business Litigation Section
  • TEXO (Associated General Contractors / Associated Builders & Contractors – Joint Association)
    • Member, Board of Directors (2009-2012)
    • Member, Governmental Affairs Council
    • Member, Legal Advisory Council
  • Associate Member, Construction Owners Association of America
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in America – 2017
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine – 2017
  • Super Lawyers
    • Listed as a Top Attorney, Construction Litigation in “Texas Super Lawyers” (published in Texas Monthly) – 2003-2018
    • Listed as a Top Attorney, Corporate Construction Litigation in “Texas Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition” – 2008-2015
  • Fellow – Construction Lawyers Society of America

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • Forum on Construction Law of the American Bar Association
    • (Moderator) Liquidated Damages Clauses: Drafting, Enforcing and Busting (Annual Conference 2019)
    • (Moderator) Panel Discussion about the Los Angeles Rams Stadium Project (Mid-Winter Conference 2019)
    • (Speaker) AIA Contract Documents – Negotiation and Advocacy Strategies (Fall Conference 2017)
    • (Speaker) Emerging Technologies in Construction and Related Legal Issues (Fall Conference 2016)
    • (Speaker) Negotiation Tactics and Strategies (Mid-Winter Conference 2014)
    • (Speaker) Arbitration Strategies (Fall Conference 2013)
    • (Speaker) Latin American Contracts/Projects and Tips on Dispute Avoidance and Resolution (Mid-Winter Conference 2013)
    • (Speaker) Mediating a Construction Dispute (Annual Conference 2012)
    • (Speaker) Creative and Unconventional Discovery in Construction Cases (Mid-Winter Conference 2012)
    • (Speaker) Multi-Party Arbitrations: A Discussion of Legal Issues and Practical Tips (Spring Conference 2011)
  • State Bar of Texas
    • (Speaker & Paper) The Use of Experts in Construction Litigation (Construction Law Section Conference 2011)
    • (Speaker & Paper) Jury Charge for the Construction Case (Annual Meeting 2003)
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • TxDOT Claim Process (2006)
  • TEXO (Associated General Contractors / Associated Builders & Contractors – Joint Association)
    • (Speaker) Sustainability in Design and Construction: Legal Considerations from a Contractor’s Perspective (Fall 2009)
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
    • (Speaker) Fighting the Construction Dispute: Arbitration vs. Litigation (2007)
    • (Speaker) Understanding Key Contract Provisions (2006)

Education

  • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • B.B.A., 1984
  • Baylor University School of Law
    • J.D., 1987
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas in 1987
  • All U.S. District Courts in Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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