David M. Kleiman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, P.C.
 | Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-979-7446
Fax: 214-979-7402
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business (40%),
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (20%)
Attorney Profile

With 30 years of experience, attorney David Kleiman focuses his practice on litigation with an emphasis on construction law, business and consumer disputes, interpretation of contracts, and surety law. After being a partner at a big downtown law firm, in 1999 David and several partners started their own boutique firm. After 17 years with that firm, David recently moved back downtown to join Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein PC as a partner.

Mr. Kleiman is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Kleiman is on the American Arbitration Association's panel of arbitrators for construction cases.

Mr. Kleiman has assisted clients in a wide array of legal cases involving issues such as commercial and residential construction disputes, including those involving foundation defects, mold claims and other construction defects. He has litigated disputes arising from construction defaults, product warranty, and interpretation of contracts and agreements. He is admitted to practice within the state of Texas as well as before U.S. District Courts of Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Kleiman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He has published and presented on numerous subjects involving construction law and commercial and business litigation.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Construction Litigation (40%): Construction Defects

Business Litigation (40%)

Construction Litigation (20%): Construction Defects

Focus Areas

Construction Defects

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About David Kleiman

Admitted: 1986, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.vilolaw.com/Our-Attorneys/David-M-Kleiman.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Construction Lawyer of the Year In Texas, Corporate International Magazine Legal Award, 2013
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Attorney Directory
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Construction, 2008-2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Neutral, American Arbitration Association's construction panel
  • Member, American Bar Association, Forum On the Construction Industry Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Consumer Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Chairman, Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Texas, 1986

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author and speaker, "Payment and Performance Bonds: Common Issues that impact Acceptance or Denial", Texas Construction Law Conference , 2011
  • “How to Stay Out of Trouble: Legally and Ethically”, Structural Engineers Association of Texas – May 22, 2013
  • Speaker, Texas Construction Law, Federal Publications Inc., 1991
  • Speaker, Top Ten Things To Do in a Construction Dispute Under The RCLA, Dallas Bar Association, 1995
  • Speaker, Residential Construction Liability Act, State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Annual Construction Law Section, 1996
  • Speaker, Legislative and Case Update, Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section, 2000
  • Speaker, Texas Construction Law, Lorman Education Services, Inc., 2001
  • Speaker, A Practical Guide to Construction Liens, National Business Institute, 2009
  • "Texas Construction Law" (Contributing Author), Federal Publications, 1991
  • Top Ten Things To Do in a Construction Dispute Under The RCLA", Dallas Bar Association, 1995
  • "Residential Construction Liability Act", State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, Annual Construction Law Section, 1996
  • "Legislative and Case Update", Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, February, 2000
  • "Construction Claims in Texas", Lorman Education Services, May, 2001
  • "Construction Claims in Texas", Lorman Education Services, September, 2002
  • "Update on Residential Construction Issues", State Bar of Texas, 16th Annual Construction Law Conference, March, 2003
  • "Ethical Considerations in Construction Liens", National Business Institute, September, 2009

Educational Background:

  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, B.A. in Economics, 1983
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Office Location for David M. Kleiman

Thanksgiving Tower
1601 Elm Street, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-979-7446

Fax: 214-979-7402

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Last Updated: 3/8/2019

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