Overview

Courtney Lynch focuses her practice on construction litigation. She serves clients at all levels of a project and in all phases of construction, with a focus on risk avoidance and dispute resolution. Courtney regularly counsels construction clients during active and ongoing projects, working closely with executive teams to determine best-actions from both a business and legal frame of reference.

Courtney has handled a wide variety of construction litigation matters in both the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience drafting and litigating mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, and bonds to indemnify against liens. She recognizes the financial pressures experienced by the construction industry and the importance of securing a contractor’s right to payment. Courtney works in partnership with clients to understand their unique drivers, goals, and priorities prior to and during litigation.

While attending law school, Courtney served as a judicial intern to the Honorable David Hittner and the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She was Assistant Managing Editor and Assistant Articles Editor of the South Texas Law Review and a member of the Board of Advocates. She served as President/Co-Founder of the Women’s Law Society and as Vice President of the Real Estate and Construction Law Society.

Prior to launching her legal career, Courtney was a practicum student at Family to Family Network, an organization in Houston that empowers the families of children and young adults with disabilities as they navigate the complex education, health care, and social service systems. Courtney was also a Family Assistance Center Specialist for the Texas Military Forces State Family Program in Austin, Texas where she served as a part of a command support team that advised command on forming and operating their family readiness programs.

Courtney was recognized in 2022 and 2023 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Construction Law and Construction Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America®.

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South Texas College of Law J.D. (2017) cum laude

University of Houston–Clear Lake M.S. (2014) Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Strayer University B.B.A. (2012) Marketing, magna cum laude

Admissions

Texas (2017)

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2019)

Professional & Community Activities

Society of Construction Law North America
     Board of Directors, Conference Manager (2022)
     Board of Directors, Vice Chair (2020-2022)

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston
     Marketing Committee, Member (2018-2019)
     LOGIC Committee (Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction), Member (2020-2021)

CREW Houston - Commercial Real Estate Women
     CREW Careers - KIPP High Schools, Co-Chair (2019)
     Outreach Committee, Member (2017-2019)

South Texas College of Law Houston Young Alumni Council
     Event Planning Committee (2019)

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