Curt M. Covington


Curt M. Covington
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Curt attended Texas A&M University as a National Merit Scholar and double-majored in History and Political Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his law degree with honors from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was President of the International Law Review Society. While in law school, Curt interned for the Honorable Xavier Rodriguez, United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. He also interned at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas, Civil Division.

Curt began his practice with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., in Dallas, where he became a shareholder in the Litigation Section of the firm. With his family and community ties in Rockwall, Curt moved his practice to Rockwall in 2016 to form Lamberth Ratcliffe Covington, PLLC.

Curt’s emphasis is on all aspects construction litigation and business litigation. He has extensive experience in residential-construction litigation and real-estate litigation, and has often lectured to industry professionals and other lawyers on topics in those areas.

As a trial lawyer, Curt regularly first-chairs trials and arbitrations in a variety of venues. Curt also has diverse experience in products-liability actions, collection litigation, intellectual-property litigation, oil-and-gas disputes, business disputes, and commercial-lease disputes. With a passion for constitutional law, Curt regularly reads Supreme Court opinions and is experienced in advising faith-based non-profits on religious-liberty issues.

In his community, Curt is a deacon in his church, leads a small group, and frequently teaches Bible class. He also enjoys coaching his children in youth sports. In his spare time, he likes to bow hunt and fish.

Awards & Honors

  • Texas Superlawyers Rising Star 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Martindale Hubbell Client Review Rated Lawyer of Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 as of 2013

Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar College of Texas, Member
  • Rockwall Bar Association
  • Rockwall Noon Rotary
  • State Bar of Texas- Construction and Litigation Sections
  • Eastridge Church of Christ

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude.
    • President, International Law Review Society
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., History and Political Science, magna cum laude.
    • National Merit Scholar, President’s Scholarship, Galen T. Brown Foundation Scholar

Speaking Engagements

  • A Walk on the Wild Side: Residential Construction Arbitration from Demand to Final Hearing, 32nd Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 3/1/2019.
  • The Basics of Residential Construction Litigation, North Dallas Bar Association, 12/11/18.
  • Residential Construction Law Update, Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, 5/3/2018
  • Tweeting through the Condo Act: Key Issues for Practitioners, Owners, and Developers in Bite-Sized Pieces, 31st Annual Construction Law Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 3/2/2018.
  • The Residential Construction Liability Act: asserting and defending a residential construction claim, Texas Construction Law Section Basic Course CLE, 12/01/2017.
  • The Residential Construction Liability Act: asserting and defending a residential construction claim, Texas Construction Law Section Basic Course CLE, 12/02/2016.
  • Testifying in Arbitration, HOME of Texas Engineers’ Roundtable, Dallas, 10/11/2016
  • The Residential Construction Liability Act: asserting and defending a residential construction claim, Texas Construction Law Section Basic Course CLE, 11/13/2015.
  • Basics of Residential Construction Litigation, Dallas Bar Association—Senior Lawyers’ Committee, 9/15/2014
  • Testifying in Arbitration, HOME of Texas Engineers’ Roundtable, Dallas, 4/29/2014
  • Construction Contracts and Risk-Transferring Strategies, Dallas Conference, 9/17/2013
  • Basics of Residential Construction Litigation, North Dallas Bar Association, 9/10/2013
  • Basics of Residential Construction Litigation, Rockwall Bar Association, 3/13/2013
  • Construction Law Update, Dallas Builders Association—Metro East, 11/15/2012