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R. Sean McDonald


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R. Sean McDonald has over 22 years of representing clients in commercial litigation matters, particularly commercial and residential construction disputes, representing public and private owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and specialty contractors. He is also well versed in business transactions, general and special contract drafting and negotiations, creditor bankruptcy, and business formation and dissolution matters. He is well versed in all aspects of E-Discovery in state and federal courts. Mr. McDonald is a qualified mediator, arbitrator, and Dispute Review Board panelist and chairman. He has extensive trial experience in Texas and in federal courts, including construction litigation, real property disputes, general commercial litigation, and insurance defense and subrogation. He has prosecuted and defended construction-related personal injury and property loss claims as well as insurance defense, post construction defect, and subrogation claims for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. McDonald has also served as an umpire for insurance claims disputes.

Personal Interests

Mr. McDonald is a member of The Vocal Majority®,  13-time International Champion and professional a cappella performing chorus. He also enjoys golf and fishing.




  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Emory University, Emory, Texas
    • B.A. - 1989

Published Works

  • Internet of Things (ENR Online - 2017)
  • E Discovery under FRCP (2016)
  • New Requirements under Chapter 18 - Underground Pipeline Damage Prevention Act, 2009
  • Sovereign Immunity Resolved (2005) The Past is Today, 2005
  • Dispute Review Boards-Coming Soon to a Project Near You - ABA Construction Forum, 2004
  • Design - Build and Licensing - ABA Construction Forum, 2004
  • Construction Payment Remedies in Texas - NBT Seminar, 2002
  • Lien and Bond Laws in Texas - Construction Education Foundation, 1998-2002
  • Texas Chapter - Design Build Deskbook, 2003 & 2009

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute (2005 to 2009) - Construction Law Section; Insurance Defense Section
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (2001 to 2016)
  • Dispute Review Board Foundation (2004 to 2005)
  • State Bar of Texas - Civil Litigation and Construction Law Sections
  • American Bar Association - Construction Industry Forum
  • Div. 4 (Procurement Systems - 2004-2010); Steering Committee (2003-2004)

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney/Senior Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Litigation Assistance
  • Wills and Probate
  • Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit