Texas Bar Card #10199300
At the beginning of her law practice in 1977, Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq. practiced in North Dallas during a construction boom. She donned a hard hat to represent homeowners, homeowners’ associations, real estate developers, banks, mortgage companies, architects, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, highway contractors, and engineers. One water treatment plant construction project where she represented the general contractor involved a multi-day AAA arbitration and nine lawsuits in both state and federal court.
Since 1994 she has devoted her practice to mediation and arbitration of these same disputes. She has successfully mediated with the multiple relevant parties in construction disputes involving a wide range of construction related issues such as condemnation, eminent domain, ad valorem taxation, homeowners associations, purchase and sales, construction defect, mold, architecture, engineering, environmental issues and environmental underground storage. She understands the interrelationship between the parties, studies the contract documents, plans, specifications, the critical path, and helps the parties assess the responsibility for delays and construction defect. She has arbitrated over 75 cases after site visits to assess roof hail damage, foundation claims, plumbing leaks, and wrongful termination of contract on both residential and commercial sites.
- Arbitration of a dispute between the architect, owner, and excavation contractor, after excavation of a high-rise, when financing was withdrawn
- Arbitration of over 50 hail damage claims all over Texas including Abilene, Dallas, Garland, Hereford, Houston, Killeen, Longview, Lubbock, Plano, and San Antonio
- Mediation of a dispute over a multi-million dollar performance bond when the general contractor was insolvent and the government released the retainage at 80% completion
- Mediation of rescission of a home purchase after the discovery of mold and water damage concealed by a homeowner’s redo
- Mediation of the remodel of a multi-million dollar home where the contractor was fired before punchout