James W. Rudnicki

James W. Rudnicki


As a shareholder of Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C., I primarily represent residential construction contractors, land developers, and design professionals in challenges related to construction defect claims, water code violations, regulatory oversight, contract negotiation, document drafting, and real-property transactions. My representative clients include: KB Home Lone Star, Inc., Taylor Morrison Homes of Texas, Inc., MHI Partnership, Ltd., Tilson Home Corporation, McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., CalAtlantic, and National Home Insurance Company.


The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law J.D. – 1998

The University of Texas at Austin M.S., Geological Sciences, Hydrology – 1996

Centenary College of Shreveport, Louisiana B.S., Geology – 1994


Shareholder, Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C.

Texas Association of Builders (TAB):

  • Contracts Committee Chair 2009-2016; drafts and maintains the form contracts for TAB and its builder membership for the state. Committee Member since 2003.
  • Executive Committee Member 2009-2016
  • Board of Directors, Voting Member 2010 to Present
  • TAB Associate of the Year, 2009
  • TAB Presidential Award

National Association of Home Builders, Board of Directors, Voting Member 2011 to Present

General Counsel for the Dallas Builders Association – 2008 to Present. Bush Rudnicki Shelton, P.C. has served in this capacity since 1997.

Home Builders Care/HomeAid Dallas, Board Member; Charity of the Dallas Builder's Association – 2002 to 2008

Committee Member: Tarrant County Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference – 2002 to 2007

Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, Life Sustaining Member – 2004 to Present

Member: State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, Arlington Bar Association

Admitted to Practice: State of Texas and U. S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas


Building Envelopes-The Hottest and Worst Trend in Residential Litigation 2017

Seminar on Litigation Trends & Avoiding Customer Conflict – Dallas Builders Association - 2016

Seminar on Legislative Overview of Proposed Lien Law Changes – Austin Builders Association – 2016

Seminar on Litigation Trends for Condos and Townhomes – Greater Houston Builders Association - 2016

Risk Management and TAB Contracts Seminars – Numerous locations in Texas – 2013 to Present

Avoiding Conflicts with Your Customer, Sunbelt Builders Show – August 2014

Greater Houston Builders Association Refresher Session – April 2014

Trust Account Seminar – Greater Houston Builders Association – January 2014

Key Contract Terms for Risk Management Seminar – Several locations in Texas – 2013

RCLA Training Seminars for several Builder Associations in Texas – 2013 to present

TAB Contracts Seminars – Greater Houston Builders Association Annual Product Expo – 2013 to Present

Disaster Remediation Contracts and Your Exposure to DTPA Violations, Texas Builder Magazine – January 2012

Revised 2011 TAB Contracts, Texas Builder Magazine – July 2011

Overview of Texas Water Law, Half Moon Land Seminar, Corpus Christi – May 2011

Drafting Issues in Residential Construction Contracts, Texas Bar CLE Author and Instructor for Residential Real Estate Construction Law seminars, 2008.

CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT, Suggestions for Managing Residential Construction Defect Risk after the Texas Residential Construction Commission Act, Texas Bar CLE Author and Instructor for Residential Real Estate Construction Law seminars, 2007.

Builders Beware, Big Changes from the 80th Texas Legislature, Texas Builder Magazine – July 2007

Risk Management Strategies for Residential Builders and Remodelers, Texas Builder Magazine – Three Part Series, Summer 2010

Mold: Legal Risk, Prudent Choices, Texas Builder Magazine – April 2003

Variability in Surface Moisture Content Along A Hillslope Transect: Rattlesnake Hill, Texas, The Journal of Hydrology, Fall 1998

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