Kenton Andrews

Kenton Andrews

Senior Counsel

Construction Lawyer & Employment Attorney in Houston - W. Kenton Andrews

Kenton Andrews’ practice focuses on dispute resolution, contract negotiation and litigation of construction related issues. He has significant experience representing clients’ interests dealing with commercial, industrial and government projects – including procurement issues, bid protests and administrative appeals in the public sector. In addition to his construction practice, Kenton also routinely represents clients’ interests in other commercial disputes, employment related disputes arising from non-competition agreements and breach of fiduciary duties.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction law
  • Labor and Employment law
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Successfully argued bid solicitation errors and deficiencies in a bid protest regarding a $40 million dollar public works project on behalf of a subcontractor who was denied consideration in the bid solicitation and award process, resulting in the rebidding of the project
  • Led contract negotiations for general contractors involved in various mixed-use developments, hotels and historic restoration projects
  • Defended multi-family developer in the arbitration of a multi-million dollar dispute regarding the construction and design of a luxury high rise project
  • Prevailed at trial on behalf of a pipeline supplier that was awarded all damages, attorneys fees and interest
  • Defended electrical subcontractor against consequential damages claim in excess of $1 million
  • Defended individuals against misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of employment and violation of non-competition claims brought by former oil and gas employer
  • Represented a general contractor against a demand from a County to perform work pursuant to a developer’s bond on a project that had been complete for at least five years
  • Assisted in defense of general contractor, individual owners, and surety in the arbitration of a multi-million dollar breach of contract case relating to work on a power plant retrofit project, resulting in client’s successful recovery of damages and attorney’s fees
  • Defended a local developer against breach of contract and quantum merit claims from a regional energy services provider.
  • Prepared and filed a multimillion dollar mineral lien against a multi-county pipeline project in East Texas on behalf of a national pipeline contractor
  • Defended client in lawsuit by former healthcare based employer seeking an injunction to restrict competition nationwide.
  • Led a quasi-governmental entity’s effort to comply with Texas’ open record laws
  • Advise clients regarding their contractual rights and interest while bidding and performing work on government owned construction projects
  • Advise clients on their rights and interests during contract negotiations

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. – 2009
    • Law Journal: Construction Journal, Assistant Editor
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • B.A. – 2005
    • Major: History

Professional Recognition

  • Voted a “Texas Rising Star,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2015 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law and Litigation Sections
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • The Associated General Contractors of America

Speeches and Publications