STEPHEN C. BOLLINE II
Stephen Bolline is a Partner with Slates Harwell and has practiced construction law since 2009.
Stephen’s practice focuses on litigating disputes and negotiating contracts for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in commercial, multifamily, industrial, school, and highway construction. Stephen has tried numerous cases in trial and arbitration, serving as both lead counsel and second chair. Stephen has also drafted and negotiated contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and master services agreements for projects up to $40 million. Stephen relies on his litigation and transactional experience to counsel clients through all phases of the construction process to manage risk and avoid disputes.
In addition to his legal experience, Stephen also uses his construction work experience when working with clients. Prior to his legal career, Stephen worked as a project engineer in high-rise construction for a large general contractor. Stephen received his J.D. from Baylor Law School and his Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. Stephen’s background and experience are assets when advising clients during contract negotiations, the course of construction, and disputes.
Stephen has been involved with TEXO for years, including membership in the Young Constructors Council and Executive Development Partners group. Stephen is also a member of the AGC Highway, Heavy, Utilities & Industrial Branch Legislative Committee where he has helped draft and testified in support of construction legislation.
Stephen enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and son. He is an avid runner and also loves skiing, hunting, and hiking. When indoors, Stephen enjoys cooking, live music, and Texas Aggie football.
Doctor of Jurisprudence, Baylor Law School: Cum Laude; May 2009
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University: May 2004
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University: Summa Cum Laude; December 2002
State Bar of Texas
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES
Presenter: “You’re Terminated!! (Hold on, let’s think this through),” Texas State Bar Construction Basics Course (December 2021)
Co-Author and Presenter: “The Border Patrol – What Limits Do Unauthorized Practice of Law Statues Impose on Construction Lawyers,” Texas State Bar Construction Conference (March 2016)
AGC Highway, Heavy, Utilities & Industrial Branch Legislative Committee (2019 – present)
- Helped draft and testified for HB2899 preventing contractor liability for defective plans and specifications on highway construction projects, which was passed into law during the 2019 Texas legislative session
TEXO Executive Development Partners (2022)
TEXO Young Constructors Council (2012 – 2017)
Dallas Bar Association: Trial Skills, Business Litigation, and Construction Sections
State Bar of Texas: Construction Law and Business Litigation Sections