Vincent Serafino | Laird Lawrence | Publications & Speaking
Dallas 214-979-7400
Houston 713-751-0800
Attorneys
Laird  Elizabeth Lawrence

PRACTICES

Arbitration and Mediation
Business and Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Contract Disputes
Labor and Employment Law

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D. - 1978

Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
B.A. cum laude - December, 1974

ADMISSIONS

Texas, 1978
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Laird Elizabeth Lawrence
Shareholder
CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: 214-979-7406
Fax: 214-979-7402
V-Card
  • Laird Elizabeth Lawrence Published Works
      

    Published Works

    • The Surety's Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice (2nd Ed.) (Contributing Author), American Bar Association, 2008
    • Performance Bond Manual (Contributing Author), American Bar Association, 2006
    • Texas Construction Bond and Lien Claims (Contributing Author), Half Moon, LLC, November, 2005
    • Construction Lien Law and the New Residential Construction Commission Act in Texas (Contributing Author), Lorman Education Services, August, 2005
    • Are Breach of Warranty Damages Caused by an Occurrence?, Texas Building Trends, September/October, 2001
    • Legislative Wrap-up (Co-Author), Texas Building Trends, July/August, 2001
    • Construction Lien Law in Texas (Contributing Author), Lorman Education Services, July, 2001
    • Pending Legislation Affecting Construction, Texas Building Trends, May/June, 2001
    • Construction Claims in Texas (Contributing Author), Lorman Education Services, May, 2001
    • Times May be Changing for Texas Employers (Co-Author), Texas Building Trends, March/April, 2001
    • Construction Litigation in Texas (Contributing Author), Lorman Education Services, March, 2001
    • When Construction Goes Wrong: The Surety's Perspective, University of Texas School of Law, Mortgage Lending Institute, 2000
    • The Availability and Scope of Appeal of Arbitration Awards Under the Federal, Uniform and State Acts (Co-Author), 29 The Brief 32-37, Spring, 2000
    • Practical Advice on Drafting Contractual Insurance Provisions, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Spring Meeting, 1999
    • Construction Warranties in Texas (Co-Author), 13 The Construction Lawyer 20, April, 1993
    • Texas Construction Law (Contributing Author), Federal Publications, Inc., 1991

  • Laird Elizabeth Lawrence Classes and Seminars
     

    Classes and Seminars

    • Speaker and Contributing Author, "Beauty is Only Skin Deep: Selected Issues Regarding Building Exterior and Interior Finishes", ABA TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Mid-Winter Meeting 2016
    • Speaker, "Getting Out of the Arbitration Weeds", ABA Forum on the Construction Industry/TIPS Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Joint Meeting, 2011
    • Speaker, The Surety's Indemnity Agreement: Law and Practice, ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, Spring Meeting, 2008
    • Speaker, Texas Construction Bond and Lien Claims, Half Moon, LLC,, 2005
    • Speaker, Construction Lien Law and the New Residential Construction Commission Act in Texas, Lorman Education Services, Inc., 2005
    • Speaker, Arbitrator Ethics: What Ought One Do?, American Arbitration Association (Dallas), 2004
    • Speaker, Construction Lien Law in Texas, Lorman Education Services, Inc., 2001
    • Speaker, Construction Claims in Texas, Lorman Education Services, Inc., 2001
    • Speaker, Construction Litigation in Texas, Lorman Education Services, 2001
    • Speaker, When Construction Goes Wrong: The Surety's Perspective, University of Texas School of Law, Mortgage Lending Institute, 2000
    • Speaker, The Availability and Scope of Appeal of Arbitration Awards Under the Federal, Uniform and State Acts, ABA Annual Meeting, Tort & Insurance Practice Section Annual Meeting, 2000
    • Moderator, Design-Build Construction Projects from the Perspective of a Contractor, Surety and Commercial Owner, DRI Annual Meeting, Joint Program of the Fidelity and Surety, Construction, and Business Litigation Committees, 1999
    • Speaker, Practical Advice on Drafting Contractual Insurance Provisions, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Spring Meeting, 1999
    • Program Participant, When the Feds Come Marching In, ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Annual Mid-Winter Meeting, 1994