Pat Wielinski Authors Fifth Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

In this new edition of his book, Pat draws on 38 years of practice representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in disputes over insurance coverage for defective work. Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, it has been relied upon by construction, insurance and legal professionals, particularly as...

Stephanie Cook Named an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association

Austin attorney, Stephanie Cook, was recently named an arbitrator by The American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution, providing services to individuals and organizations who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. The AAA’s role in the dispute...

David Tolin’s Expertise Called on in Houston Business Journal

Our very own David Tolin was recently called on by a reporter at the Houston Business Journal to give his expert explanation on how the lien process worked. The journal was covering a recent lien case with a condo developer in the River Oaks area in Houston. David eloquently explained...

Nine Super Lawyers Named at Cokinos | Young

Nine lawyers spanning all four of our offices here at Cokinos | Young have been named 2018 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. This distinction is held by less than five percent of lawyers and selections are made on a state by state basis.  Independent research consisting of an evaluation of 12...

Construction Law All Star, Stephanie O’Rourke, Highlighted in Houston Business Journal

Stephanie O'Rourke, a principal in our San Antonio office, was recently called upon to offer her expertise in the construction litigation realm on a case that the Houston Business Journal was covering. This article centered around unpaid wages for construction companies due to contract disputes. Specifically, a 2009 case between...

Patrick J. Wielinski named 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®

  Cokinos | Young is honored to announce Best Lawyers® selected Patrick J. Wielinski as "Lawyer of the Year" in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the field of Construction Litigation in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Patrick J. Wielinski Construction Law, Litigation-Construction 2019 Lawyer of the Year -...

Best Lawyers© Announces 2019 List & Includes Multiple from Cokinos | Young

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers© is the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.  Selection to this prestigious list is based on exhaustive evaluations in which leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their geographical and legal practice...

Contracting Issues in Concrete Construction: What Would You Do?

Senior Counsel Stephanie Cook and Woodward L. “Woody” Vogt, P.E., D.GE, [President of Paradigm Consultants, Inc.] led a discussion of “Contracting Issues in Concrete Construction” at the July meeting of the Houston Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.  After presenting each of four examples of deficient contract documents that led to...