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Stanhope B. Denègre


Stanhope B. Denègre


214.761.6616 Direct Dial

  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell


Stan is one of approximately 105 lawyers in the state of Texas who is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also Martindale-Hubbell “AV” rated. In his 39 years of practice, Stan has represented clients in most of the construction industry’s different sectors in many types of matters. Currently, Stan’s practice mainly involves defending construction industry design professionals in professional liability claims. Based upon the Texas Certificate of Merit Law, Stan has obtained a number of dismissals (with and without prejudice) of professional liability suits filed against his design professional clients.



Preparatory education: Tulane University (B.A. 1977). Legal education: Tulane University School of Law (J.D. 1979). Editor, Tulane Maritime Lawyer, 1977 to 1979.



Stan began his legal career in 1979 with the New Orleans law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P. where he became a partner and later became a partner in charge of the Construction Law Practice Group. In 2000, Stan moved to Dallas where he became a partner of Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P., where his practice included construction, insurance coverage and insurance defense. In 2004, he joined Capshaw, Goss & Bowers, L.L.P., where his practice concentrated on construction litigation representing owners, contractors and design professionals in the avoidance, prosecution and defense of construction claims. In 2007, he joined Capshaw & Associates where he continues to provide services to the construction industry.


Military Service

Stan proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1973, where he earned a Green Beret and attained the rank of Sergeant. He served with the Seventh Special Forces Group and then with United States Army Special Forces Thailand (“46th Company”).





State Bar of Texas, Construction Section

Dallas Bar Association, Construction Law Section



Presented “Ten Things That You need to Know About a Certificate of Merit” to the Dallas Bar Association


Presented “Reviewing Contracts for Design Services, Legal Issues for Texas Landscape Architects” Half Moon LLC


Presented at the McLaughlin Brunson Insurance Agency 2011 Loss Prevention & Risk Management Seminar on “Design Professional liability issues and recent Texas case law affecting architects and engineers


Presented “Contracts for Design Services and Contract Negotiation, Practicing Architecture in Texas” Half Moon LLC


Presented “The Law of Architectural Malpractice, Practicing Architecture in Texas”   Half Moon LLC


Presented “Reviewing Contracts for Design Services, Legal Issues for Texas Architects and Landscape Architects” Half Moon LLC


Presented “Appearing as a Witness in a Civil Case, Legal Issues for Texas Professional Land Surveyors” Half Moon LLC


Presented “Getting What You Want: Contract Law for Design Professionals, Legal Issues for Texas Design Professionals” Half Moon LLC


Presented “Managing Risk Through Contract Language, Selected Topics In Risk Management for Engineers and Architects 2003”  Sponsored by Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P., CNA Insurance Companies and Victor O. Schinnerer


Presented “Defending Claims Arising From R.F.I.’s and C.O.’s, Selected Topics In Risk Management for Engineers and Architects 2001”  Sponsored by Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, L.L.P., CNA Insurance Companies and Victor O. Schinnerer


Presented “The Law of Land Surveying Malpractice, Texas Land Surveying Laws” Half Moon LLC.