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Joe F. Canterbury, Jr.

  • Canterbury, Elder, Gooch, Surrat, Shapiro & Stein
  • Occidental Tower
    5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
  • Dallas, Texas 75244


  • Undergraduate: Bus& Economics University of Dallas (1963)
  • Graduate: SMU School of Law, J.D. 1966)
  • Law School: Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1966

Professional Activities

  • Member, Dallas, Texas and American Bar Associations
  • Fellow of American College of Construction Lawyers (President 2007-2008)
  • Founding Member and Past Chairman, Construction Law Sections of Dallas and Texas Bar Associations
  • Past Chairman, Labor & Employment Lawyers Council, Associated General Contractors of America
  • American Arbitration Association: Former Member of Board of Directors (1997-2009), Executive Committee (2006-2008); Member of National Construction Disputes Resolution Committee; and Panel Member (Large Complex CasePanel, Construction Arbitrator); Member of International Panel (2004-2012)
  • Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dallas Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America (1997-1998)
  • General Counsel, Independent Electrical Contractors Association
  • General Counsel, American Fire Sprinkler Association

ABA Committee on Dispute Resolution, ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, American Arbitration Association Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee on Procedures and Resources, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association’s Construction Arbitrator Master Panel, American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel, Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Texas Construction Law Manual, Shepards McGraw-Hill (1st Edition 1981, 2nd Edition 1993) Annual Supplements: 3rd Edition (annual supplements 1993-2006) (co-authored with Rob Shapriro, Jr.) 2005, (annual supplements 2006-2011) Thompson West
  • Construction Business Handbook, Contributing Author, McGraw- Hill (1st and 2nd editions, 1978 and 1984)
  • Wiley Construction Law Update, Contributing Author (1994-2011)
  • Construction Law Handbook, Contributing Author (Aspen 99 and Annual Supplements through 2006)
  • Spearin Meets Lonegran, co-authored with Robert Meyers, Construction Law Journal (2005)
  • Document Retention Program for Contractors, Construction Law Journal (2008)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, and Seminars (Partial Listing)

  • Construction Law Developments, Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas/Texas Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Annual Construction Law Conference (1998-2010) and Dallas Bar Association (2000-2010)
  • Recent Construction Law Developments, Construction Law Section of the Houston Bar Association (1998-2010) and Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (2004 – 2006)
  • Legal Issues of Key Subcontract and Purchase Order Clauses, Glass Association (Feb. 2005)
  • NCDRC Construction Arbitration Conference, 2003, 2004, 2005 (Panel)
  • Straight Talk About Construction Arbitration, American Arbitration Association’s NCDRC Conference, Dallas, 2005 (Panel Moderator)
  • Collecting Construction Payments, AFSA Annual Meeting, Orlando (2005); San Antonio (2011)
  • Trying the Case Before a Jury vs. a Judge vs. and Arbitrator, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Program
  • Swimming With The Sharks: Litigating the Construction Case (San Diego 2006, Panel Moderator)
  • Wrap Up Insurance Programs (AFSA Annual Meeting 2006)
  • Labor Law Developments for Contractors (AFSA Annual Meeting 2005-2007)
  • Construction Mediation Conference, AAA (Miami, Florida 2007 and Marina Del Ray, California 2007 )
  • Labor and Employment Law for Elecgtrical Contractors (scheduled for October 2012, Ft. Worth, Texas)
  • Buy American Act; Wage & Hour Laws and Construction Insurance Law (with A. Holt Gwyn) for American Fire Sprinkler Associaton (scheduled for October 2012, Hawaii)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (5th, D.C. & Federal Circuits)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. Tex., W.D. Tex., E.D. Tex. and Arizona)

Community Activities

  • U.S. Navy (1956-1959)
  • Former Member, City of Dallas Civil Service Board
  • Former Member, Jesuit College Preparatory Advisory Board and Former Member of the Board of Trustees
  • St. Thomas More Society (Former President of Dallas Chapter)
  • Pro-Bono Volunteer, Dallas Legal Services (2000-2011)
  • Fellow of the Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations

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