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Joshua W. Mermis

Partner

Mr. Mermis has broad experience in litigation, with a focus on construction, energy, product liability and business law. Mr. Mermis has extensive trial experience conducting jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations, from homeowner claims to multimillion commercial projects throughout Texas. He represents domestic and international companies including developers, general contractors, subcontractors, product and equipment manufacturers, and business owners.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Mermis counsels clients on general business issues including contracts, leases, construction-related agreements, master service agreements, liens, and employment issues.

Mr. Mermis is actively involved in the construction industry and the community, currently serving as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. He is also a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics concerning the construction and energy industries.

     

CONTACT

P: 713.255.3550
jmermis@westmermis.com

EDUCATION

University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 2002

University of Kansas, B.A. 1999

BAR

State of Texas

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

United States District Court, Western District of Texas

United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

PRACTICE AREAS

Construction, Energy, Product Liability, Commercial, Premises Liability, Employment, Real Estate

ACCOLADES

Texas Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2018

Top Lawyer in H Texas Magazine & Houstonia Magazine

The Best Lawyers in America, 2018 – 2019

Texas Bar College

Member: Life Fellow Texas Bar Foundation

Member: Construction Practice Group – DRI

Member: Construction Law Section – State Bar of Texas

Member: Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

Top Verdict 2016 – Seventh Largest Arbitration Award in Texas

SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS

Speech: “Harvey’s Aftermath: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Texas Lien and Bond Claims in Our Post-Harvey World,” Houston Bar Association, April 2018

Speech: “Contract Termination,” The Basic Course in Texas Construction Law, November 2018

Speech: “Managing Experts,” Forensic Expert Witness Association, April 2017

Speech: “Expert Checklist,” Forensic Expert Witness Association, April 2015

Author: “Shale Gas Boom: Hydraulic Fracturing and Potential Legal Claims” RigZone, June 2012

Co-Author: “Compendium of Texas Construction Law” US Law, Spring 2010