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Terry L. Salazar

Bio 2001 Bryan Street, Suite 1800 Dallas, Texas 75201 (214) 880-1857


  • University of Texas, J.D., 1979
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1976

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas, 1979
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts

Awards & Honors

  • AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Practice Description

Mr. Salazar represents owners, contractors, subcontractors and surety companies in all phases of the construction contracting process on private and public works projects. This includes the drafting and negotiation of complex construction agreements, contract award controversies, performance related disputes and contract claims.

He also advises clients in disputed matters in state and federal courts, board of contract appeals, arbitrations and mediations.

Representative Experience

  • Past Senior V.P. and General Counsel of large international structural steel company involved in the construction of major commercial, industrial and bridge projects including major stadiums, airports, arenas, hospitals, court buildings and power plants.
  • Past Chairman of DBA Construction Law Section – 1999
  • Past Chairman of the City of Dallas Building Code Advisory and Appeals Board
  • Former U.S. Army JAGC officer and procurement law attorney in Office of General Counsel for National Security Agency
  • Frequent Lecturer to Construction Industry, including presentations to the Associated General Contractors, AISC North American Steel Construction Conference, and Steel Erectors Association of America
  • Author, The Texas chapter of “50 States Public Construction Contracting Laws”; “Framing the Options in School Construction” in Texas Lawyer; “Statutes Affecting Federal Construction” at the 1989 Annual Texas Construction Law Conference, “Construction Issues for Public Owners and Contractors on Public Works in Texas” presented to the Cambridge Institute Seminar in Dallas, Texas in 1991.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

El Paso County Lower Valley Water District v. Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc., 2004 WL 1637990