Jay K. Farwell



Jay Farwell has over 25 years’ experience as a civil trial lawyer handling complex construction matters, as well as commercial, consumer, employment, insurance, and administrative cases. He is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jay represents general contractors, owners, subcontractors, material suppliers, design professionals and governmental entities in all types of construction cases including defective construction, collections, contractual disputes, delay and interference claims, design professional liability, differing site conditions, misappropriation of construction trust funds, insurance coverage, administrative, and other types of disputes. Jay has tried many cases to juries and to the Court in both state and federal courts, and regularly represents parties in arbitration proceedings. He handles appeals in state and federal appellate courts. Jay is also an experienced mediator.

Recognitions & Distinctions

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America  in 2021 for Construction Law and Commercial Litigation
  • Board Certified in Construction Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center
  • William S. Sessions American Inns of Court
  • State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section
  • San Antonio Bar Association Construction Law Section


  • Texas Tech University – J.D., 1992
  • The University of Texas – B.A. in Government, 1988


  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Western, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit