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Luis Galindo

  • With nearly thirty years of litigation experience in state and federal courts, Galindo is rated an AV-Preeminent Lawyer who meets the highest criteria for legal and ethical standards by his peers in Martindale-Hubble. Galindo is also amongst the first group of attorneys who achieved board certification in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  

  • About

    Galindo has concentrated his practice primarily in the areas of construction law, commercial litigation, real estate and municipal law. Galindo has been counsel in construction litigation cases representing public entities involving contract, tort and equitable claims arising from design and construction defects with damages ranging from $2.5-$30 million.  These cases involved analysis of project delivery systems, prime and sub-contracts, insurance and performance bonds and surety law. Galindo has also been counsel for governmental entities in non-litigation matters, including drafting procurement contracts and negotiating leases.

    Additionally, Galindo represents private contractors and owners in litigation matters involving breach of contract, delay damages, owner interference with the work, trust fund claims, mechanics liens, arbitration and disputes arising from work place injuries. Galindo also represents private businesses in non-litigation matters such as business formation, drafting contracts and in real estate transactions. In addition to providing legal counsel to small and medium size local businesses, Galindo has represented Fortune 500 and national franchise companies on complex real estate matters including litigation and lease acquisitions. As part of his expanding real estate practice, Galindo also has represented property management companies, handled landlord/tenant disputes, forcible entry and detainer suits, adverse possession claims and has provided title closing services in both commercial and residential transactions.

    After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, while working as an Assistant City Attorney in Austin, Galindo acquired extensive experience in representing governmental entities in state and federal court.  Galindo successfully defended the City of Austin in tort claims actions, including claims brought against the City involving the City’s bus system, electric company and hospital. Galindo also represented the City in complex construction cases where the City was the owner in large construction projects as well as in inverse condemnation cases arising from public improvements. Galindo continues to represent governmental entities on various matters including, defending police officers in federal civil rights cases.

  • Education

    University of Texas School of Law

    Doctor of Jurisprudence

    University of Texas at El Paso

    Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Admissions & Honors

    Texas, 1985

    U.S Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

    U.S. Northern District of Texas

    U.S. Eastern District of Texas

  • Associations

    Construction Lawyers Society of America

    American Bar Association

    Federal Bar Association

    Texas State Bar-Construction Section

    Tarrant County Bar Association-Construction Section

    State Bar Grievance Committee Member- District 7A (2008)

    Texas Wesleyan University- Business Law Adjunct Instructor

    Housing Opportunities of Fort Worth –Director 2002-Present

    Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Legal Counsel (1995-96), Director/Chairman International Committee (1996- 2001)

    City of Fort Worth Strategy 2000, Director/Chairman International Committee

    Fort Worth Sister Cities, Director/Chair Toluca Mexico Sister City Committee (2001)

    Arts Council-Director-2006

    University of North Texas Health Science Center Foundation Board

    United Way Volunteer

    Leadership Fort Worth- Class of 1996