J. David Henderson

Partner / Dallas

P: 945.468.2357

David Henderson is a construction/design defect litigator who concentrates his practice on construction defect claims. David generally defends contractors and subcontractors against construction defect, breach of contract, breach of warranty, negligence, and defense and indemnity claims. He previously practiced professional liability litigation for licensed and registered design and engineering professionals, which included, inter alia, defending professionals against malpractice, construction defect, breach of contract, and indemnity claims. As a result, David has a unique understanding of the design phase, construction process, and risk management methods. He also has a keen aptitude in foreseeing common arguments asserted by design professionals against contractors on the one hand, and by contractors against design professionals on the other.

David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. He received his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2017. While completing his Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law, David entered the dual-degree program and received his Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech Rawls College of Business in 2017.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction

Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2017
    • Dean’s Honors List, Fall 2015 & Fall 2016
  • MBA, Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, 2017
    • Magna cum laude
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2012
    • Magna cum laude
    • Dean’s List, Fall 2011
    • Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Honor Society
    • Sigma Alpha Lambda National Honor Society

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Speeches and Presentations

  • Got Changes? Legislative and Judicial Updates in 2023, 2024 DRI Construction Law Seminar
  • The Impact of S.B. 219 on Contractor Liability for Deficiencies in Design Documents

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
    • Construction Law Section, Member
    • Litigation Section, Member
  • Steering Committee for the Construction Law Committee of DRI
    • Membership Co-Chair
    • 2023 Annual Meeting Vice Chair
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Pro Bono Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program