Stephen B. Paxson   

Stephen PaxsonSteve is a shareholder and President of Paxson & Associates, P.C. and has been practicing law in excess of forty-five years.  He has been engaged in a general civil practice involving the negotiation, documentation, as well as the litigation, arbitration, and mediation of construction, banking, real estate and commercial contract matters.  After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso, Steve served as an officer in the United States Army from 1968 to 1970.  Following the completion of his law degree, he served from 1974 to 1975 as Briefing Attorney for James G. Denton, Associate Justice for the Texas Supreme Court.

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Practice Emphasis

For more than thirty years, Steve’s practice has focused on the representation of parties (owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers) in drafting contracts and related forms and handling construction defect claims related to residential and light commercial projects, as well as providing general legal counseling and litigation avoidance strategies. Steve's litigation practice has involved arbitrations and trials in state and federal courts (including bankruptcy court) arising out of breach-of-contract actions, construction claims, real property disputes, consumer claims, banking and collection litigation, as well as employer-employee matters.


St. Mary's University (J.D., with distinction, 1974)
University of Texas at El Paso (B.A., 1968)


1980, District of Columbia
1974, Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas


State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Construction Law Sections)
Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Construction Law Sections)
Greater Houston Builders Association

Speaking Engagements


W. Little & S. Paxson, Builder liability: The Implied Warranties of Good Workmanship and Habitability and the Builder's Statute of Repose, 56 TEX. B.J. (1993).