John Matney

Areas of Expertise:
  • Trial and Arbitration
  • Commercial and Construction Litigation

Practice Emphasis:

John Matney is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.  His trial practice encompasses all aspects of construction law and casualty defense, with experience handling products, professional, and premises liability cases. Mr. Matney represents homebuilders, general contractors, developers, and owners in drafting and negotiating contracts, minimizing risk in construction operations, and litigating construction disputes. He has trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts including residential construction, hospital security, construction site death and medical device trials and employment matters. He also serves as a guest lecturer on residential construction issues at Texas A&M University.

Clients and Matters:

Mr. Matney's clients have included:

  • Pulte Homes of Texas, LP
  • Highland Homes, Ltd.
  • Del Webb Texas, LP


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, magna cum laude (1996)
    • Member, National Order of Barristers
    • Member, Order of the Coif
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (1988)
    • Concentration in Finance and Real Estate

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to practice before:
    • Texas State Courts
    • New Mexico State Courts
    • U.S. District Courts for all districts of Texas
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of New Mexico

Publications and Speeches:

  • Author, Directional Bandit Signs are Risky Business, Texas Builder Magazine, May/June 2006.
  • Co-Author, Don’t Let the Enforceability of an Arbitration Provision be Arbitrary, Texas Builder Magazine, November/December 2004.
  • Author, Disproportionate Responsibility Scheme is Unconstitutional When Subscribing Employers Negligently Injure Employees, 65 Texas Bar Journal 414, 2002.
  • Author, Case Note Regarding R.K. v. Ramirez, 887 S.W.2d 836 (Tex. 1994), 26 Texas Tech Law Review 993, 1995.
  • Co-Author, Moot Court Brief, 14 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 627, 1996.
  • Guest Lecturer on residential construction issues – Texas A&M University.

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Friends of Santa Fe Trail