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Joe F. Canterbury, Jr.

  • Of Counsel
  • Canterbury, PC
  • 4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1000
  • Dallas, Texas 75244


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

Professional Activities

  • Member, Dallas, Texas and American Bar Associations
  • Founding Fellow of American College of Construction Lawyers (President 2007-2008)
  • Founding Member and Past Chairman, Construction Law Sections of Dallas Bar and State Bar of Texas Associations
  • Past Chairman, Labor & Employment Lawyers Council, Associated General Contractors of America
  • American Arbitration Association: Former Member of Board of Directors, Executive Committee; Member of National Construction Disputes Resolution Committee; and Panel Member (Large Complex CasePanel, Construction Arbitrator); Member of International Panel and Mega Project Panel
  • Senior Law Professor at Centre for International Legal Studies, Salsburg, Austira

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Texas Construction Law Manual, Shepards McGraw-Hill (1st Edition 1981, 2nd Edition 1993) Annual Supplements:  (annual supplements 1993-2006) 3rd Edition(co-authored with Rob Shapriro, Jr.) 2005, (annual supplements 2006-2021) 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 (1998-2011) and Dallas Bar Association (2000-2011)
  • Recent Construction Law Developments, Construction Law Section of the Houston Bar Association (1998-2011) and Construction Law Section of State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (2004 – 2011)
  • 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)
  • 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 (October 2012, Ft. Worth, Texas)
  • Buy American Act; Wage & Hour Laws and Construction Insurance Law (with A. Holt Gwyn) for American Fire Sprinkler Associaton (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, Dallas Jesuit College Preparatory School Advisory Board and Member of the Board of Trustees
  • St. Thomas More Society (Former President of Dallas Chapter)
  • Pro-Bono Volunteer, Dallas Legal Service
  • Fellow of the Texas and Dallas Bar Foundations

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