Paulo Flores is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Dallas office. With over 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Flores focuses his practice on construction law and litigation. He has successfully handled numerous construction related disputes in litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute forums and represents a wide range of industry clients. Mr. Flores serves as both a mediator and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association on its construction and commercial law disputes, as well as large case panels.
Mr. Flores 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 all construction matters, beginning in 2000 with the airport’s Capital Development Program (CDP). 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, Mr. Flores 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. Mr. Flores currently serves on the Executive Council of the Texas State Bar Construction Law Section.
Mr. Flores is an author and frequent speaker on construction law and other legal issues. In 2007, West Publishing (now Thomson Reuters) published Mr. Flores' book, the Texas Residential Construction Law Manual, the second edition of which was published in June 2013, and is updated annually.
In addition to his extensive construction law practice, Mr. Flores also has 25 years of 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 litigation prosecution and defense.
Mr. Flores also defends companies from employee claims. He also served as an Associate Municipal Judge for the City of Dallas for more than five years.
Education: University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with highest honors. University of Texas at Austin, J.D.