Paul A. Derks

Paul A. Derks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, L.L.P.
 | Three Galleria Tower, 13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75240
Phone: 972-980-3295
Fax: 972-934-9200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Derks is a partner with the firm and represents clients in matters ranging from contractual and tort claims to business losses and major construction liability and defect litigation. He has successfully defended products liability, commercial and business litigation and premises liability cases. Paul currently handles a broad range of civil defense litigation matters. Approximately seventy-five percent of his practice is dedicated to litigation. Paul represents both large and small business entities and individuals who find themselves involved in construction, products, premises and personal injury matters. Paul represents clientele from all segments of the construction industry and, in doing so, has handled matters involving all types of construction law issues. He practices in state and federal trial courts, appellate courts, arbitration and mediation. Paul regularly counsels clients in out-of-court resolution of disputes and interpretation of construction contracts.

In recognition of his accomplishments in the practice of law, Paul was recently named to the Texas Rising Stars list for 2011, an honor conferred on less than 5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in the State of Texas.

About Paul Derks

Admitted: 2001, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.feesmith.com/professionals/Derks.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Meghan Coves Ass’n v. Meghan Coves Prop., et al, 50 P.3d 226 (Okla. Civ. App. 2002).
  • Brown v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., 58 P.3d at 217 (Okla. Civ. App. 2002)
  • Milton v. Trizec et. al.—counsel representing Dallas Galleria in premises liability action.
  • Boynton v. Hayward Baker, Inc. —counsel defending claims involving alleged movement of soil underneath Plaintiff’s residential foundation.
  • Rose Johnson, et. al. v. Journeyman Construction, L.P. — counsel representing general contractor on jobsite where fatality arose involving uncapped rebar and allegations of multimillion dollar damages.
  • Gene D. Yost & Son, Inc. v. Ingersoll-Rand, et. al. —counsel representing supplier of a component part incorporated into a mobile drilling rig destroyed in a fire allegedly arisingfrom defective products incorporated in the rig.
  • Harlingen Medical Center v. Faulkner Construction, Inc. —counsel representing general contractor in a multimillion dollar dispute involving the construction of the Harlingen Medical Center.
  • Episcopal High School v. Melton Electric – defended subcontractor in $25 million dollar arbitration claim and was successful in obtaining summary judgment and attorneys’ fees on behalf of client.
  • Anland Block C v. Stamack Construction – defended general contractor for Bliss Spa in multi-million dollar claim allegedly caused by plumbing line leaks during the construction of the W Hotel in Dallas, TX.
Office Location for Paul A. Derks

Three Galleria Tower
13155 Noel Road, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX 75240

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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