Timothy J.  Fandrey

I take great pride in my depth of knowledge of construction law. When my clients are involved in a project dispute, I understand that it is a distraction that can keep them from focusing on their business. That is why I look for ways to help clients take advantage of opportunities to solve the overarching problem as quickly as possible and avoid picking up the pieces later in litigation.

As a lawyer and former civil engineer, Tim Fandrey has a strong understanding of the legal, technical and business challenges that clients face in the construction industry. His practice is primarily focused on helping general contractors, subcontractors, property owners and developers resolve the wide variety of claims and litigation that can arise in commercial and residential construction projects, including payment disputes, lien and bond claims, delay in performance claims, productivity claims, construction and design defects plus many more.

In addition to his litigation practice, Tim provides real-time advice through every phase of construction projects to help clients resolve developing issues proactively before they become expensive problems in the courtroom. He also advises clients on a broad range of construction transactions and negotiates associated deal documents, including owner agreements, subcontractor agreements and design agreements.

Before starting law school, Tim worked as a civil engineer for over four years, gaining unique practical experience in both the public and private sectors. After designing dozens of bridges and roadways for the Missouri Department of Transportation, Tim worked as a private engineering and environmental consultant and developed hands-on project management skills while overseeing numerous bridge, roadway and other design projects.

Representative Experience
  • Successfully represented a Texas-based general contractor in arbitration against sub-contractor and sub-contractor’s surety in termination for delay case.
  • Represented mechanical contractor in the prosecution of a $20 million productivity claim.
  • Represented utility contractor in the prosecution of a multi-million dollar differing site conditions claim.
  • Represented site/civil contractor in defense of productivity claim by paving subcontractor.
  • Represented commercial subcontractor in matter before the Safety Review Board of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Structured multiple multi-million-dollar multi-family housing construction transactions and prepared related documents in accordance with federal guidelines.
  • Prepared family of template construction agreements for a $300 million mechanical contractor performing work nationwide.
  • Negotiated and closed multi-million-dollar construction company stock purchase. 
Thought Leadership / News
April 7, 2021 
 Speeches and Presentations
Blueprint for Tomorrow: Lessons Learned in Texas Construction in 2020

Gray Reed Webinar

November 10, 2020 
 Speeches and Presentations
Case Law Update - Construction

Gray Reed Client Presentation

February 4, 2020 
 Thought Leadership
Paving the Way Toward Spearin: A Development in Contractor Liability in Texas Public Transportation Projects

TEXO ONSITE Newsletter

First Issue 2020 
 Thought Leadership

NASPD Pipeline Magazine

September 23, 2019 
 Speeches and Presentations
Mock Litigation: Lessons in Due Diligence & Managing Documentation

Advancing Construction Planning & Scheduling 2019

Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Construction Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
    • Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Construction Law
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Saint Louis University School of Law (2012)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri (2005)
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Montana
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas (2018)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana (2012)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana (2012)
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Spending time with my family
  • Weightlifting