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Don W. Shelton II

Donald Shelton is a partner of the firm and practices law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

 

Mr. Shelton concentrates his practice in the trial and arbitration of commercial and residential construction law disputes, insurance defense, mechanic's lien laws, bond claims, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, homeowner association disputes, and title insurance defense.

 

Mr. Shelton also devotes a significant amount of his practice to transaction events associated with his clients such as construction contracts, leases, liens, purchase/sales contracts, independent contractor agreements, subcontracts, bonds, deeds, deed restrictions, and first and third-party warranty review.

Mr. Shelton primarily represents developers, insurance carriers, third-party warranty companies, volume and custom homebuilders, remodelers, commercial contractors and subcontractors, engineers and architects throughout Texas in various aspects of their businesses.

Mr. Shelton is often a speaker and writer for seminars and publications for insurance carriers and builder associations, including various insurance topics, risk management, construction industry issues, contracts, lien law and warranties.

 

Currently, Mr. Shelton sits on several committees for the Texas Association of Builders, including Contracts Committee, Change Review Group-Express Limited Home Warranty, Legal Affairs Committee, Codes and Standards Committee, and Attorney Counsel.

 

Mr. Shelton is general counsel and member of several committees for the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association.

ADMITTED

 

1998, Texas Supreme Court; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Shareholder, Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C.

TRCC - Warranty & Performance Standards Committee

Teaching Excellence in Education Committee, Birdville Independent School District

 

Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington

 

Jury Services Committee, State Bar of Texas

 

Notes & Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan University – School of Law

 

Recipient, American Indian Scholarship in Law

 

Law Clerk, Tarrant County District Courts

 

Golden Key International Honour Society

 

International Sociology Award – Excellence in Academics

 

Private Pilot

 

Certified Open Water Diver

 

Texas State Wrestling Champion

 

USA Wrestling, Bronze Licensed Coach

ORGANIZATIONS

 

Mr. Shelton is or has been involved with:

 

The State Bar of Texas

Greater Fort Worth Builder’s Association

Texas Association of Builders

Tarrant County Bar Association

 

Arlington Bar Association

 

Hurst United Soccer Association

 

Northeast Youth Basketball Association

 

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

 

Fort Worth Airpower Council

 

Young Men's Christian Association

 

Texas School of Football

 

SEMINARS TAUGHT and ARTICLES PUBLISHED

2014-Present, Speaker at TAB Sunbelt Builders Show for TEOC

August, 2016, Affordable Risk Management, Insurance and Third Party Warranty - Cost Effective measures to avoid risk and win lawsuits, Dallas Builders Association

 

2016, Speaker for Lunch & Learn Presentations for Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

 

September, 2015, Speaker on Mechanic’s Lien Law, Dallas Builders Association

 

August, 2015, Speaker on Texas Lien Law, East Texas Builders Association

 

July, 2015, Speaker for Temple Area Builders Association Education Luncheon

 

2014, Presentations in various locations in Texas for Builder Associations on TAB Contracts and Risk Management

 

December 2014, Seminar for Legacy Texas Insurance Services

 

September 2014, Claims & Risk Management Seminar, Sunbelt Builders Show, Austin; Speaker on Texas Lien Law, Amarillo

 

July 2014, Presentation for StrucSure Insurance at TEOC on “What You Need to Know to Not Get Sued”

 

April 2014, Speaker on “Building a Better Foundation”, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

 

March 2014, Speaker/Faculty, Lorman Education Services, “Construction Lien Law in Texas” seminar in San Angelo and Lubbock

 

January 2014, Speaker on Risk Management, Texas Panhandle Builders Association

 

October 2013 – Completion of Construction Dispute Resolution Services Arbitration Training Course, Dispute Review Board Training

Course and Advanced ADR Training Course

September-November 2013, New revised 2013 TAB Contracts and Risk Management Seminars for Builder Associations in Corpus Christi,

Waco, San Angelo, Bryan-College Station, Wichita Falls, and San Antonio

May 2013, Presentation for Bankers Insurance Group, New Orleans Ground Subsidence; Case Law Update

 

February 2013, Presentation for Texas Wesleyan University Honor Society Construction Law update

 

September 2012, Claims & Risk Management Seminar, Sun Belt Builders Show, Austin

 

June 2012, Presentation, TAB Contracts and Risk Management, Harker Heights HBA

 

May 2012, Presentation, Risk Management for Contractors, Kerrville BA

 

April 2012, Presentation, Transferring Risk, Greater Fort Worth HBA

 

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, San Antonio BA, New Braunfels BA

 

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, Corpus Christi BA

 

March 2012, TAB Contract & Risk Management Presentation, Victoria BA

 

February 2012, Codes and Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, and Attorney Counsel and Legal Affairs Committee, TAB

 

January 2012, Economic Forecast/Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA

 

January 2012, Code Changes Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA

 

October 2011, TAB Codes & Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, and Attorney Counsel and Legal Affairs Committee, Sunbelt

 

October 2011, Presentation, Contracts, Warranty, Insurance & Closings, Dallas HBA

 

October 2011, TAB Contract Update, East Texas BA, Longview

 

August 2011, Presentation, Legislative Update & Risk Management, Greater Fort Worth BA

 

May 2011, Seminar, Perfecting Liens in Texas, Greater Fort Worth BA

 

February 2011, Risk Management Presentation, Tyler BA

 

November, 2010, Risk Management Presentation, El Paso BA

 

November 2010, Risk Management Presentation, East Texas Builders BA Longview

 

August 2010, TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Metro East Dallas HBA

 

May 2010, Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA

 

April 2010, Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA

 

February 2010, TAB Contract Update and Risk Management, Greater Austin HBA

 

January 2010, TAB Contracts Update Post-TRCC, Abilene - Big Country HBA

 

December 2010, TAB Contracts Update & Third-party Warranties, San Angelo HBA

 

August 2009, Mechanic’s Lien Law, Dallas HBA

 

August 2009 TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Dallas HBA

 

August 2009, TAB Contracts Update, Fort Worth HBA

 

August 2009, TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Legacy Texas Insurance Services – Richardson

 

July 2009, TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Fort Worth HBA

 

July 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio HBA

 

June 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

 

May 2009, Contracts Class; TRCC Update, Fort Worth HBA

 

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Marcos

 

April 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Amarillo

 

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston

 

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

 

April 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Austin

 

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Beaumont

 

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston

April 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington

 

March 2009, Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio

 

March 2009, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Dallas HBA

 

January 2009, Presentation (Chapter 162, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Theft), San Antonio HBA

 

October 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Kerrville

 

September 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston

 

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Tyler HBA

 

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Lufkin HBA

 

August 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, San Antonio HBA

 

July 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston HBA

 

July 2008, Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Bryan/College Station HBA

 

May 2008, NARI CE Class, Houston

 

December 2007, TAB Presentation on HB 1038, Fort Worth HBA (Parker Co.)

 

November 2007, TAB Contract Seminar, Tyler HBA

 

October 2007, TAB Contract Seminar, Fort Worth HBA

Education

Completion of Construction Dispute Resolution Service Training, 2013

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law: J.D. 1998 

Notes and Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

University of Texas at Arlington: B.A. with Honors 1995

Awards

2020 Greater Fort Worth Builders Association Hall of Honor

2015 Presidential Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association of Builders

2014 A.M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorneys
2014 Lorman Education Services Distinguished Faculty
2013 Presidential Distinguished Service Award, Texas Association of Builders
2012 Associate of the Year, Texas Association of Builders
2012 Associate Member of the Year, Greater Fort Worth Homebuilders Association
March 2012 Associate of the Month, Greater Fort Worth HBA

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