Jerry Negrete2019-04-08T14:49:37-06:00

Jerry Negrete

Jerry’s practice focuses on advising clients in all phases of the construction process and litigating both private and public construction matters.

Jerry helps her public clients navigate the procurement process, and works with public and private owners and contractors to review and negotiate contracts and resolve payment and performance disputes prior to and during litigation. Jerry has extensive ties to and experience in the construction industry, and enjoys helping clients achieve their goals.

On a Personal Note

Jerry is a Teach For America alumna. She taught elementary school in Chicago for two years and remains active in the Austin education community through board service. Jerry is a member of the Board of Directors of BookSpring, a local non-profit that builds early literacy in children and families through healthcare, education, and the community. She is also a Board of Director for the ACE Mentor Program of Austin, which introduces high school students to career opportunities in architecture, construction, and engineering.

Jerry and her husband, Diego, enjoy travel, live music, and spending time outside with their two dogs, Roxy and Baxter.

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Presentations & Published Works

  • “Charter School Procurement Basics,” The Network Summer Summit, June 2017
  • “Procurement Law for Charter Schools,” Texas Charter Schools Conference, October 2016
  • “Alternative Delivery Methods: Design-Build:Vertical,” Texas Contractor, August 2016
  • “Engineering Ethics,” HalfMoon Seminar, May 2016
  • “A Stitch in Time Saves Nine,” DRI For the Defense, 2014
  • “The Indemnity Loophole,” DRI For the Defense, 2013

Bar & Court Admissions

Texas, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2012 (Articles Editor, Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights)
B.A., Government, cum laude, University of Texas at Austin, 2006

Recent Works by Jerry Negrete

The Texas Trust Fund Act

The Texas Trust Fund Act governs how contractors, subcontractors, and, sometimes owners, can use funds they receive on construction projects in Texas. Download the full article.