Canterbury, Gooch, Surratt, Shapiro, Stein, Gaswirth & Jones, P.C. is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of its clients. Although a majority of the Firm’s clients are members of the construction industry, we represent a wide range of business and individual interests in various areas of the law. Many of the Firm’s attorneys have significant experience in one or more practice areas. Unless otherwise noted in an attorney’s profile, the attorney is not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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Mr. Canterbury is a founding shareholder of the Firm. He represented Connell Construction Company before the United States Supreme Court and won the first case in the United States placing unions under antitrust laws for unilateral union action since the enactment of the Norris-La Guardia Act in 1932. Connell Constr. Co., Inc. v. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No. 100, 421 U.S. 616 (1975).
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.
Mr. Shapiro joined the Firm upon graduating from Emory University Law School in May 1987. After five years with the Firm and two years at another firm, Mr. Shapiro opened his own law practice. After a little over two years as a solo practitioner, Mr. Shapiro re-joined the Firm as a shareholder. Mr. Shapiro practices in the area of commercial litigation, with an emphasis on construction law. He is a certified mediator and arbitrator and enjoys serving in those roles.
Ms. Stein joined the Firm in 1985 following graduation from law school. Ms. Stein practices in the areas of corporate, including mergers and acquisitions, real estate and construction law. She became a shareholder in the Firm in February of 2000. Ms. Stein has been managing partner of the Firm since October 2007.
Mr. Gaswirth joined the Firm in 2003 as an associate attorney, becoming a director in 2007 and a shareholder in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gaswirth obtained experience in the construction field having previous experience defending design professionals in suits involving both Owners and Contractors. Mr. Gaswirth graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 receiving a BBA in Marketing and received his law degree in 1999 from SMU law school in Dallas, Texas. While specializing in representing general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and owners in construction related matters for both litigation and arbitration, Mr. Gaswirth also has experience and practices in the fields of commercial litigation, employment matters, and real estate transactions.
Mr. Jones' practice focuses primarily on civil trial work with an emphasis on catastrophic personal injury and property damage cases. During his 18 years of practice, Mr. Jones has investigated and defended through trial dozens of trucking, construction and oilfield accidents, premises and product liability claims, railroad grade-crossing collisions, and numerous fires and explosions resulting in the loss of life and property. Mr. Jones serves as Texas and Oklahoma counsel for a national chain of highway travel centers and for a national supplier of fuel and lubricants representing them in litigation across both states involving trucking accidents, oilfield accidents, and premises liability claims.
Mr. Adcock joined the firm in 2014 after graduating from the Baylor University School of Law. His practice focuses primarily on construction law, commercial litigation, and personal injury defense. During his law studies, Mr. Adcock completed internships with the District Court of the Western District of Texas and the Baylor Athletics Department. He also served as a research assistant to Professor Jill W. Lens.