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Cecilia Morgan

Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.

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Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway, Suite 610, Dallas, TX 75225

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.

Representative Matters

  • 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a dispute between the architect, owner, and excavation contractor, after excavation of a high-rise, when financing was withdrawn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
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas/Fort Worth, Arbitration Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2016 and 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year in Dallas/Fort Worth, Mediation Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2019
  • Top Lawyer in Dispute Resolution, D Magazine, 2013-2018
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, 2012-2017
  • Justice Frank G. Evans Award for Outstanding Contribution to Texas ADR, State Bar of Texas ADR Section, 2010
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2004-present); Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. Board (2010-2012)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2018-present); Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (1992-present); Life Patron Fellow, Dallas Bar Assoc. Foundation (member, 1991-present)
  • Fellow (2012-present), 5th Circuit Credentials Committee member (2016 to present), College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Assoc., State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Assoc., and Plano Bar Assoc.
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the United States Courts of Appeal, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
  • Member (1991-present), Immediate Past Chair (2008-2009), Chair (2007-2008), Chair Elect (2006-2007), Treasurer (2004-2006) and Council Member (2003-2009), State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • State Bar of Texas ADR Section Representative to Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2009-2012)
  • Council Member (2005-2012), Vice Chair (2010), Chairman (2011), Immediate Past Chair (2012), Dallas Bar Assoc. Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section (2014-2016)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Antitrust and Business Litigation Section, Construction Law Section, Health Law Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, Litigation Section, Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section
  • Member, JAMS Foundation Board (2017-present)
  • American Health Lawyers Association ADR Dispute Resolver (2007-present)
  • Member, Center for American and International Law’s Institute for Energy Law (2014-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law (Spring, 2013-2017)
  • Member, Local Organizing Committee for the Global Pound Conference Series, Austin, Texas (January, 2017)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Introduction to International Arbitration (2012)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated since 1988
  • A former commercial litigator, Ms. Morgan has tried and argued cases from the trial courts to the Texas Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Completion of all Texas statutory requirements to act as mediator in all types of cases, i.e., forty classroom hours of training in dispute resolution techniques and twenty-four hours of training in the fields of family dynamics, child development, and family law including a minimum of four hours of family violence dynamics training (2018)
  • Negotiation, mediation, and advanced mediation courses, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, 1991-2010
  • Mediation and negotiation courses, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Introduction to International Arbitration, 2012
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • National Order of Barristers
  • B.A., (Mass Communications), Abilene Christian University
  • Extensive travel with two trips around the world including one in 2013 covering ten countries in 73 days; has traveled six continents and is culturally sensitive to many different customs and religions

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