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David D. Peden

  • Partner
  • Porter Hedges LLP
  • 1000 Main St., 36th Floor
  • Houston, Texas 77002-6000


  • Undergraduate: B.B.A. University of Texas at Austin 1971
  • Law School: J.D. University of Texas School of Law 1974


David Peden heads the Porter Hedges Construction Law Group. He has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of construction, surety, and commercial issues.

David frequently represents owners, lenders, general contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in claims; disputes; arbitration and litigation; contract documents; mediation services; commercial, industrial, offshore, multi-family, and surety trials and appeals of contractual disputes; supply contracts; deceptive trade practices; and breach of warranty. His industrial construction experience includes disputes related to pipelines on and offshore, storage facilities, vessel failures, turbines, jack up rigs, cogeneration plants, welding, delays, insurance claims, man power efficiency, and equipment failures. His commercial construction experience includes design and construction defects, extra work, delay and acceleration claims, and multi-party case management and trials.

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Member of Construction and Litigation Sections, Chair 2006-2007; Vice-Chair 2005-2006; Secretary 2004-2005; Treasurer 2003-2004; Past Council Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel of Construction Arbitrators, Member for more than 20 years
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections, Member and former Chair
  • American Bar Association, Construction and Litigation Sections, Member and Steering Committee Division 2 1994-1996, 1999-2002
  • Federal Bar Association, Member of Construction and Litigation Sections
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, former Board Member
  • Houston Chapter of the Association of General Contractors, Member and service in the AIA/AGC Joint Committee

Court Admissions

  • Texas Courts
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Community Activities

  • Glendower Court Homeowners Association, President

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