Preston Randall has been a shareholder at Graves Dougherty since 1997 and has consistently practiced business and commercial litigation since 1990. Mr. Randall has tried jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration trials. He has trial experience in both state and federal courts. Mr. Randall has also written appellate briefs and has appeared and argued before appellate courts.
Preston is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and currently serves on the Board’s Construction Law Advisory Commission.
- Admitted to bar, 1990, Texas; 1991, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1999 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.
- Education: University of Kansas (B.S. in Economics, 1987); Baylor University (J.D., 1990). Order of Barristers.
Preston represents local and national clients in a wide variety of disputes, including those involving contracts, fraud, fiduciary duties, and business torts.
He has significant experience in real estate and construction litigation and has represented commercial developers, residential and commercial general contractors, land and building owners, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, brokers, landlords, and tenants.
Recent experience includes:
- Handled construction and design disputes involving structural and foundation engineering and construction, building envelope construction and design (including roofing design and construction), site plan and subdivision design and construction (including civil engineering), mechanical engineering and construction of mechanical systems, mold, statutory and constitutional lien claims, payment bonds, performance bonds, and contract interpretation/enforcement.
- Handled construction and land claims involving both horizontal and vertical development, including commercial multi-story buildings, residential homes, roads, highways, commercial and residential subdivisions, and land entitlement issues.
- One of the primary lawyers representing the prevailing party in the Texas Supreme Court case, Alex Sheshunoff Management Services v. Johnson, 209 S.W.3d 644 (Tex. 2006), a landmark case now used by employers and lawyers to draft and enforce non-compete agreements.
- Austin Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas (Construction Law Section)
- Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Construction Law Advisory Commission)