Canterbury, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro, Stein, Gaswirth & Jones

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David G. Surratt

Director, Shareholder

  • Admitted to the State Bar of Texas, 1984.

Mr. Surratt practices primarily in construction law and mechanic's liens with emphasis on the litigation and arbitration of construction-related disputes. He is a frequent speaker on construction and lien laws to bar associations and various construction-related trade associations.

Practice Area

  • Construction Law


  • Texas Tech University (B.A. cum laude, 1981; J.D. 1984)
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Delta Phi (Parliamentarian, 1983-1984)


  • American Bar Association
  • Litigation Section
  • Construction Industry Forum
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member, District 6-A Grievance Committee, 1996-2002
  • Construction Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section
  • Chairman 2009


  • Contributing Author, Construction Change Order Claims (Construction Law Library), Michael T. Callahan, ed., Aspen Publishers, New York, 2004.

Reported Cases

  • Driver Pipeline Co., Inc. v. Mustang Pipeline Co., Inc., 69 S.W.3d 779 (Tex.App.--Texarkana, 2002)
  • Island on Lake Travis, Ltd. v. Hayman Co. General Contractors, Inc., 834 S.W.2d 529 (Tex.App.--Austin 1992)
  • Tobin Landscape and Const. Co., Inc. v. Bramlett, 708 S.W.2d 553 (Tex.App.--Dallas 1986)