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Steven E. Kennedy

Attorney at McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
Dallas, Texas
Stevene is a Shareholder and on the board of directors for the law firm of McGuire Craddock & Strother. His practice is primarily in the area of construction and mechanics lien law. Steve is widely respected throughout the Southwest for his background and expertise in construction law. With a background as a licensed architect and a practice that spans construction, real-estate related transactions, and litigation, Steve is first and foremost a problem-solver. He guides clients – general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, developers, and owners – through critical decisions, whether in contract negotiation or litigation.

Frequent speaker to both legal and industry groups on construction and mechanics lien law and has co-wrote the Texas Lien and Bond Claims Handbook and O’Connor’s Property Code Plus for Texas .

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly, 2013
AV Preeminent by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, 2000 – 2016
Legal Leaders/Top Rated Lawyers, ALM and Martindale-Hubbell, recognized 2013 – 2016
Best Lawyers in America, 2016 edition, construction law
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Indemnity and Insurance for Contractors, Perfecting a Public Bond Claim: State and Federal, Recent Developments in Construction Lien Law and many others


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Association Position
College of the State Bar of Texas Member
State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section
American Arbitration Association Construction Panel of Neutrals - Member Member
American Bar Association ABA Construction Law Forum
American Institute of Architects Member
Dallas Bar Association Dallas Bar Construction Law Section – Governing Counsel, Vice Chair 2013, Chair 2014, 2015


School Degree Graduation Year
Southern Methodist University J.D. Degree 1987
University of Arkansas B. Arch 1980

Contact Information

McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.

2501 N Harwood St Ste 1800
Dallas, TX 75201