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DONALD SHELTON

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DONALD SHELTON

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Donald Shelton is a managing shareholder of Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C.  He has a statewide practice out of the Dallas-Fort Worth office of the firm. 

Mr. Shelton concentrates his practice in the trial and arbitration of commercial and residential construction law disputes, first and third-party insurance defense, real estate transactions, mechanic's lien and bond claims, commercial and residential landlord/tenant litigation, homeowner association disputes and planning, 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 commercial and residential contractors, developers, insurance carriers, third-party warranty companies, volume and custom homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, engineers and architects.

Mr. Shelton is often a speaker and writer for seminars and publications for insurance carriers and builder associations, including 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 & Standards Committee, and Attorney Counsel.  Mr. Shelton serves as general counsel for the Fort Worth Builder’s Association. 

 

Admitted:

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

 

Education:

Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, J.D., 1998

Notes & Comments Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas, B.A., with honors, 1995

Recent Awards:

  • 2012 Associate Member of the Year, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association
  • March 2012 Associate of the Month, Greater Fort Worth Builders Association
  • 2010 Associate of the Year, Texas Association of Builders

Seminars and Presentations include:

2013

  • June - Risk Management Presentation, CBUSA, Fort Worth Division
  • May - Presentation on Ground Subsidence, Case Law Update, for Bankers Insurance Group, New Orleans
  • February - Construction Law Update & Practice, Texas Wesleyan University

2012

  • September - Claims & Risk Management Seminar, Sunbelt Builders Show, Austin
  • June - TAB Contracts and Risk Management, Harker Heights HBA
  • May - Risk Management for Contractors, Kerrvile HBA
  • April - Transferring Risk, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • March - TAB Contract & Risk Management, San Antonio HBA, New Braunfels HBA & Victoria HBA
  • February - Codes and Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, Legal Affairs Committee and Attorney Counsel for TAB
  • January - Economic Forecast/Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • January - Code Changes Continuing Education, Greater Fort Worth HBA

2011

  • October - TAB Codes and Standards Committee, Contracts Committee, Legal Affairs Committee and Attorney Counsel for TAB
  • October - Contracts, Warranty, Insurance & Closings, Dallas HBA
  • October - TAB Contract Update, East Texas BA
  • August - Legislative Update & Risk Management, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • May - Perfecting Liens in Texas, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • February - Risk Management Presentation, Tyler HBA
  • TAB Express Home Warranty Change Review Group
  • Risk Transfer for Builders/Independent Contractor Base Agreement

2010

  • December - TAB Contracts Update & Third-party Warranties, San Angelo HBA
  • November - Risk Management Strategies Seminar, El Paso HBA and East Texas BA
  • August - Legal Strategies to Protect You and Your Bottom Line, East Texas BA
  • August - TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Metro East Dallas HBA
  • May - Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • April - Contract Language and Post TRCC Seminar, Greater Fort Worth HBA
  • February - TAB Contract Update and Risk Management, Greater Austin HBA
  • January - TAB Contracts Update Post-TRCC, Abilene - Big Country HBA

2009

  • August  - Mechanic’s Lien Law, Dallas HBA
  • August  - TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Dallas HBA
  • August  - TAB Contracts Update, Fort Worth HBA
  • August  - TRCC and Texas Legislative Presentation, Legacy Texas Insurance Services -  Richardson
  • July - TRCC and Texas Legislative Update, Fort Worth HBA
  • July - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio HBA
  • June - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington
  • May - Contracts Class; TRCC Update, Fort Worth HBA
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Marcos
  • April - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Amarillo
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington
  • April - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Austin
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Beaumont
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Houston
  • April - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, Arlington
  • March - Builders Continuing Education Group Seminar; TRCC Approved CE Course, San Antonio
  • March - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Dallas HBA
  • January - Presentation (Chapter 162, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Theft), San Antonio HBA

2008

  • October - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Kerrville
  • September - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston
  • August - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Tyler HBA
  • August - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Lufkin HBA
  • August - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, San Antonio HBA
  • July - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Houston HBA
  • July - Comprehensive Risk Solutions CE, TRCC Approved Course, Bryan/College Station HBA
  • May - NARI CE Class, Houston

2007

  • December - TAB Presentation on HB 1038, Fort Worth HBA (Parker Co.)
  • November - TAB Contract Seminar, Tyler HBA
  • October - TAB Contract Seminar, Fort Worth HBA

Other prior activities include:

  • Teaching Excellence in Education Committee, Birdville Independent School District
  • Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington
  • TRCC - Warranty & Performance Standards Committee
  • 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
  • Texas State Wrestling Champion
  • USA Wrestling, Licensed Coach

Organizations:  Mr. Shelton is or has been involved with the State Bar of Texas, Greater Fort Worth Builders 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.