Linda D. Emery

Linda D. Emery

Senior Counsel

Construction Lawyer in Houston, Texas - Linda D. Emery

Linda Emery’s practice primarily involves the transactional and dispute resolution aspects of construction law. She has represented public and private owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, EPC firms, and sureties on substantial construction projects, including schools, hospitals, commercial offices, governmental facilities, hotels, underground utility projects, pipelines and cogeneration plants. Her experience includes prosecution and defense of a variety of construction-related issues, including disputes involving mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, bid protests, defective construction, changed conditions and project delays.  Linda also has extensive experience in claim analysis, and drafting and reviewing construction contracts, purchase orders, subcontracts, master agreements and related documents. Affiliations

Areas of Practice

  • Construction/Surety Law
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Advised Flexible pipe supplier in contract negotiations for offshore applications.
  • Prepared EPC, Design/Build and master service contracts for international oilfield services company.
  • Assisted refining and petrochemical service companiesin negotiation of turnaround and service agreements.
  • Drafted owner/contractor agreement for a national restaurant/entertainment chain.
  • Revised Invitation to Bidders, Standard Form of Agreement, General Conditions of Agreement, and Payment and Performance Bond forms for a Texas municipality.
  • Assisted in representation of general contractor on an arbitration claim for extra work, changed work and delay/impact damages arising out of changed conditions and deficient design and construction administration for the renovation of a historic building into a high-rise hotel and apartments.


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 1986
    • Honors: Order of the Barons
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.B.A. (magna cum laude) – 1981

Professional Recognition

  • Order of the Barons
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Construction Law) by Woodward/White Inc., Since 2008
  • Honored as Texas’ Best Lawyers (Construction Law), by American Lawyer Media as presented in The Houston Chronicle, Since 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry