For more than twenty years, Laperouse Law Firm has been primarily focused on construction litigation and commercial law. Jason assists construction clients with delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, breach of contract or breach of warranty claims, and more.

Jason Kennedy

Managing Shareholder – Dallas Office


Austin College, B.A.
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Licenses and Certifications

Board Certified—Construction Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations and Memberships

Construction Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association (Governing Council, 2016-18)
American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry
State Bar of Texas
Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas


The Why, When and How: Preserving Construction Documents and Other Evidence
The Contractor’s Compass, October 2015

Defective Construction Work Claims in Texas
Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Vol. 38, No. 9, September 2013

Defending Bankruptcy Preference Actions Against Construction Companies
Construction Briefings, April 2013

Selected Issues in Commercial Construction Bankruptcies
The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 2013

Jason has represented clients from all segments of the construction industry for over 20 years and is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He assists construction clients with delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, performance and payment bond claims, breach of contract/breach of warranty claims, and mechanic’s lien foreclosures. He also represents construction clients in a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including defense of preference actions, motions to lift stay, reclamation claims, administrative claims, objections to section 363 sales, enforcement of mechanic’s liens, and objections to Chapter 11 plans. As a construction lawyer with experience in bankruptcy law, Jason understands the unique issues that arise, and what remedies are available, when an owner, general contractor, or subcontractor files for bankruptcy.

In addition to representing clients in the courtroom, Jason has represented the construction industry before the Texas Legislature. He has been involved, along with select colleagues, in drafting important legislation affecting the construction industry, and he has testified before legislative committees regarding issues critical to the construction sector. He is also a frequent speaker to construction industry and legal groups and associations on topics encompassing a range of construction issues and his unique expertise in construction-related bankruptcy issues.

Prior to opening the Dallas office of the firm with Ted Laperouse, Jason was a shareholder with the leading construction law firm in Fort Worth and, prior to that, was a partner with one of the preeminent construction law firms in Dallas.