Denis Ducran, Vice President and General Counsel at Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Richard Flake, Richard P. Flake, PLLC; Brian Gaudet, Attorney at Law, Coats Rose, P.C.; and, Matthew Moore, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., are adjunct faculty in the University of Houston Construction Management Department and teach classes related to construction contracts and law. All four have received certification in Construction Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
This is the first year that the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has offered construction law as a legal specialty area. Board certified attorneys are experts in representing clients in 22 select areas of Texas law, according to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization web site. Less than eight percent of all attorneys practicing within the state of Texas are board certified in any discipline. Currently, there are 18 attorneys in Houston who have achieved certification.