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Cindy Becker has over twenty years of legal experience and is licensed in both Texas and Illinois. Her practice is focused primarily on construction and contract law. Prior to practicing law, Cindy received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas in Austin and worked for several years in the architectural field both in Texas and California before attending Chicago-Kent College of Law. During law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable James Alesia, United States District Judge, and the Honorable Thomas Rosemond, United States Magistrate, both of the Northern District of Illinois. She began her legal career representing public sector clients in construction law matters and later broadened her practice to include construction law representation of private owners, general contractors, and subcontractors. Cindy is also an experienced provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services serving as a neutral in both mediations and arbitrations. She currently serves as an active neutral on the Commercial Panel for the American Arbitration Association resolving construction related disputes.

LICENSES AND EDUCATION
Admitted to State Bar, Illinois, 1993; State Bar, Texas, 1994; United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 1998
Licensed as an Architect, California, 1990
University of Texas (Bachelor of Architecture), 1988
Chicago-Kent College of Law (Juris Doctorate), 1993
University of Texas Dispute Resolution Mediator Training, 2000
American Arbitration Association "Arbitrator I" Training, 2002
American Arbitration Association "Arbitrator II" Training, 2004

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Texas
Editorial Board Member and past Council Member, Construction Law Section
Austin Bar Association
Past Secretary and past Council Member, Construction Law Section
Austin Young Construction Lawyers
Past Chair
Illinois Bar Association
American Arbitration Association
Commercial Law Panel

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Cindy is an experienced speaker on construction law related topics and can develop and conduct in-house seminars tailored to meet your organization's current needs on topics such as recent legislation impacting the Texas construction industry.

Recent presentations include:
October 2012 - "Overview of the Construction Industry and Glossary of Construction Terms," Construction Law Section of the State Bar, Basic Course in Construction Law, Austin, Texas, 

October 2009 - "Liability & Causes of Action for Design Errors & Omissions," Construction Law Section of the State Bar, Basic Course in Construction Law, Austin, Texas

October 2008 - "Nuts and Bolts of Alternative Construction Procurement for Public Entities," National Association of Purchasing Managers, Public Education Purchasing Seminar, South Padre Island, Texas

June 2008 - "Rights of a Purchasing Agent," National Association of Purchasing Managers, Public Education Purchasing Seminar, South Padre Island, Texas

Cindy has also published over 25 articles on construction law related topics.

4705 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 200 • Austin, Texas 78759 • 512.349.9300 • F: 512.349.9303