Steven K. Yungblut

Steve@pratt-yungblut.com

Practice Concentration & Experience: Mr. Yungblut's practice focuses dispute resolution in the areas of construction law, surety law, and litigation. He has experience in the representation of contractors, owners, engineers, and sureties in a variety of domestic and international construction disputes. Having undergone extensive training in Alternative Dispute Resolution, he also serves as an arbitrator, counselor, mediator, umpire and disputes resolution review board member for construction disputes, including cases administered by the American Arbitration Association. Prior to entering private practice in 1978, he worked as a deputy county attorney where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony criminal matters. Since 1982, approximately 95% of his practice has centered around construction disputes. steve@pratt-yungblut.com

Education: University of Nebraska (J.D., 1972); University of Nebraska (B.S., 1970)

Licenses & Admissions: Dallas Bar Association (Construction Law Section); Texas State Bar Association (Construction and ADR Section); American Arbitration Association Construction Panel; American Bar Association (Forum on Construction Industry); Texas State Bar Fellow Nebraska State Bar Fellow; American Bar Association Fellow; Licensed to practice in Nebraska 1973 (no longer active license); Licensed in Texas 1985.

Publications & Presentations: Complex Arbitration - State Bar Construction Section 2011; Arbitration Panel Discussion - State Bar Construction Section 2010; Economic Loss – State Bar Construction Section (2006); Mediation. Dallas Bar Association – Construction Law Section (2006); Mediation & Arbitration – Arkansas State Bar Construction Section (2005); The Economic Loss Rule – Update. Dallas Bar Association – Construction Law Section (2003); Mediation, The Reality Check. The Dallas and Fort Worth Contractor (Summer 2000); Mediation Update. American Arbitration Association (2000); Arbitration Update. Dallas Bar Association Construction Section (2000); Design Build Construction. Texas Design Build Institute (1999); Arbitrator Update. American Arbitration Association (1998); Arbitration Update. Dallas Bar Association – Construction Law Section (1995); Killer Clauses in Your Contract. The Associated General Contractors of America, 76th Annual Convention, Construction Exposition (1995); The Economic Loss Rule. Dallas Bar Association – Construction Law Section (1994); Recent Developments in Arbitration. American Arbitration Association (1994); Economic Loss Rule. Fluor Daniel Legal Conference (1993); Mediation. American Arbitration Association (1993); Specific Contract Clauses. Paper presented during seminar sponsored by the Kellogg Corporation (March, 1991).

Alternative Dispute Resolution Training: Yearly training on line with the AAA; AAA Two-Day Advanced Arbitration Training, 3/02; AAA Dispute Resolution Training, Orlando, Florida, 11/98; AAA Two-Day Advanced Construction Industry Mediator Training, Dallas, 5/98; AAA Construction Mediator Training, New Orleans, 5/12 – 5/14/97; AAA Construction Industry Arbitrator Training Workshop, Dallas, 5/8/97; AAA Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, Dallas 5/97; AAA Advanced Arbitration Training, Dallas 12/90; AAA Basic Arbitrator Training, Dallas, 11/90; Mediation Training sponsored by Fort Worth District Court Settlement Day Program.

Teaching Experience: Part-time Undergraduate Business Law, University of Nebraska Business School, 1976-1982; Business Law, University of Nebraska Executive MBA Program.

Honors:

  • Texas Super Lawyer, Construction/Surety 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Texas Best Lawyers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Who’s Who Legal 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Recognized by Chambers