Jon Paul Hoelscher

Top rated construction litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Jon Paul Hoelscher
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Practice Areas: Construction litigation, Energy & natural resources, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2005

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

600 Travis Street
Ste 5600
Houston, TX 77002 Visit website


Bradley provides business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas. Bradley works with businesses and commercial entities.


Representing clients across Texas, Jon Paul Hoelscher is a partner at the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.  He helps clients with construction and business litigation, as well as product liability, energy law, and oil and gas law. 

Mr. Hoelscher is a trusted legal counsel, helping various businesses mitigate risks and handle litigation issues. He represents clients in both state and federal courts and is board-certified in construction law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He helps both small and large businesses with contract negotiations, OSHA compliance, employment issues and other related legal matters. 

Earning his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Hoelscher joined the South Texas College of Law Houston, where he received the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and contributed to the International Trade Law Journal. He also holds an international business degree from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business. He is licensed to practice in Texas and admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Recognized by the legal arena for his professional achievements, Mr. Hoelscher has earned many accolades over the years. He has been listed in prominent publications such as the Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Who's Who Legal. 

Mr. Hoelscher is a member of many legal associations, including the:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • The Bar Association of The Fifth Federal Circuit

He also serves as the president of the South Texas College of Law Alumni Association.

Practice areas

Construction litigation: business, Energy & natural resources, Business litigation

Focus areas

Energy law

  • 70% Construction litigation: business
  • 20% Energy & natural resources
  • 10% Business litigation

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Listed, Construction, 2021-2022, Chambers USA
  • Listed, 2020-2021, Who's Who Legal: Construction
  • Listed, Construction Litigation, 2020, 2022; “Rising Star,” 2012-2018; "Up-and-Coming 100," 2018, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Listed, Construction Law, 2019-2023; Litigation – Construction, 2021-2023, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Law Journal, International Trade Law Journal
  • Recipient, Dean’s Merit Scholarship
  • Dowell v. Theken Spine, LLC, 2009 WL 1677844 (Tex. App.-- Houston [14th Dist.] 2009)
  • Represented general contractor in lawsuit and arbitration related to alleged construction defects in hospital building.  Representation included handling complex, multi-party arbitration that resolved in favorable settlement for client.  Matter continued up to 45 days before final arbitration hearing, 2018
  • Represented luxury condominium developer in arbitration against general contractor related to delays, breach of contract and construction defects.  Matter went through 8 days of arbitration and resulting in favorable award to client, 2019
  • Trenado v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company; Cause 4:08-CV-249; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.  Part of Trial Team in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit which alleged product defects in a passenger tire.  Complete Defense Verdict for our client.  See:  , 2010
  • West v. SMG, 318 S.W.3d 430 (Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] 2010)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas
  • Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Construction Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • United States District Court, Western District Of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District Of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District Of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District Of Texas
  • United States Court Of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, President, 2017-present; Board of Directors, 2008-present; Board of Directors, 2008-present; Admissions Committee, Vice President, 2011-2014
  • Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section; Construction Law Section, Chair, 2017-2018; Chair-Elect, 2016-2017
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section; Construction Section, Council Member, 2021-2024
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Leadership Academy, 2008-2009; Judicial Events Committee, 2009-2011
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Chair Elect
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Admissions Committee, 2008
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Construction Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2019
Representative Clients:
  • Frankel Building Group, 2020
  • Cherry Companies
  • Robins & Morton - General Contractor, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Texas Update: HB 1578 – Attorney’s Fees, Construction and Procurement Law News, Q3, 2021
  • Provided summary analysis of recent rulings from the Fifth Circuit for legal trade organization, 5th Circuit Update for Defense Research Institute, Defense Research Institute
  • Lead Author for month of April 2020 construction case law summary that goes to Texas Bar Membership, Author, The Change Order, Construction, 2020
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Oil And Gas Drilling Operations And Pipelines
  • Oil And Gas Field Services And Products

Office location for Jon Paul Hoelscher

600 Travis Street
Ste 5600
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-936-9318


4 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2012 - 2018

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Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2018

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