J. Tyler Vessels
Associate

Email: tvessels@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3321

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Associate attorney Ty Vessels firmly believes that success – whether in his practice or in life – requires hard work, determination, effort, and integrity. There are no short cuts, and Ty brings this relentless focus to solving his clients’ problems.

Ty’s practice includes the representation of architects and engineers as well as complex construction litigation. Having interned at a large structural engineering firm while in law school, Ty learned the ins and outs of the construction industry from the perspective of professional engineers and architects. This experience provided Ty with unique insights which inform his practice and help him serve his clients.

Ty is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s list and served in leadership positions on multiple law journals.

Ty is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained favorable settlement for architect of record in apartment building envelope failure case, lead discovery efforts, defended liability expert depositions, took key liability expert and key fact witness depositions
  • Member of defense team for a global top 100 architectural engineering firm, reached a settlement in excess of seven figures against worldwide computer software provider for breach of contract and warranty, took key depositions
  • Successfully represented geotechnical engineer in disciplinary proceedings before the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Successfully represented minority owned and disadvantaged engineering firm re-obtain its Minority Owned Business and Disadvantaged Business certifications after City of Austin revoked certifications due to alleged affiliations with larger entities
  • Successfully represented engineering firm in prosecution of fee claim against developer for outstanding fees
  • Obtained favorable settlement for architect of record in building envelope failure of new high-rise tower
  • Represented a global Top 100 architectural engineering firm, reached a settlement in excess of seven figures against worldwide computer software provider for breach of contract and warranty

Professional Affiliations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Recognitions

  • Construction Law Journal, Managing Editor
  • Real Estate & Construction Law Society, President
  • Texas Journal of Business Law, Articles Editor
  • Environmental Law Society, Co-President
  • Transactional Law Practice Certificate
  • Dean’s List, Spring 2015, Fall 2015

Publications and Presentations (1444)

Educational/Professional Background

  • South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2016
  • Texas A&M University, Bachelors of Arts, 2012

Court Admissions

J. Tyler Vessels is licensed to practice law in the following areas:

  • Texas

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J. Tyler Vessels

Associate

Email: tvessels@macdonalddevin.com

Direct Phone: 214.651.3321

Direct Fax: 214.747.0942

Areas of Practice

Overview

Associate attorney Ty Vessels firmly believes that success – whether in his practice or in life – requires hard work, determination, effort, and integrity. There are no short cuts, and Ty brings this relentless focus to solving his clients’ problems.

Ty’s practice includes the representation of architects and engineers as well as complex construction litigation. Having interned at a large structural engineering firm while in law school, Ty learned the ins and outs of the construction industry from the perspective of professional engineers and architects. This experience provided Ty with unique insights which inform his practice and help him serve his clients.

Ty is a graduate of Texas A&M University and earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s list and served in leadership positions on multiple law journals.

Ty is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts.