Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Paulo brings to bear a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of construction law. For more than a decade, he represented the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board in construction matters, beginning in 2000 with the airport’s Capital Development Program (CDP), which included the building of International Terminal D and the Automated People Mover. He served on the Executive Council of the Dallas Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, and then served as Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chair, and finally as Chair in 2000. In 2003, Paulo was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as one of the three public members of the nine-member Texas Residential Construction Commission and, in February 2008, was appointed by the Governor as Chair of the commission. Paulo served on the Executive Council of the Texas State Bar Construction Law Section from 2013 through 2016. Paulo is a member of the inaugural class of 87 attorneys in the State of Texas Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Paulo is an author and frequent speaker on construction law and other legal issues. In 2007, West Publishing (now Thomson Reuters) published Paulo’s book, the Texas Residential Construction Law Manual, the second edition of which was published in June 2013, and is now updated annually.
In addition to his extensive construction law practice, Paulo also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, commercial landlord/tenant issues resolution and litigation, and real estate litigation, as well as representation of creditors and banking institutions in collections, creditor bankruptcy work, and employment law and transactional work and defense. He also served as an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Dallas for five years.
Paulo was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and is a native Spanish speaker.
• Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Board Certified – Construction Law
• Best Lawyers, 2022
• Texas Super Lawyers, 2015 - 2020
• D Magazine – 2017 D Best Lawyers – Construction
• Phi Beta Kappa•Phi Kappa Phi • Vinson & Elkins Scholar