Richard Roy is a specialist in resolving construction claims and disputes.
He is an Expert Witness, Mediator, Arbitrator and Forensic Engineering
Consultant. Mr. Roy is a Registered Professional Engineer with a degree
from Tulane University earned in 1966. He has 45 years experience in
the public and private sectors of the construction industry.
As an Engineer in construction management, he has worked as the
owner's representative, as a general contractor and as a subcontractor.
As a Contractor, he has been an estimator, a purchasing agent, a cost
engineer, a scheduling engineer, a safety engineer, a field engineer, an
office manager, a superintendent, an office engineer, a project manager,
a manager of construction and a construction company owner on numerous
The types of projects Mr. Roy has managed include Heavy and Light
Industrial Plants; Chemical and Petrochemical Plants; Water and Sewage
Treatment Plants; Underground Piping, Utilities and Structures;
Foundations; Heavy Commercial and Institutional Buildings and Structures;
Nuclear and Fossil Fueled Power Plants; Bridges; Highways; and, Marine
Mr. Roy is also an attorney with a degree from Tulane Law School
earned in 1981. He specializes in the area of construction dispute
resolution. As a member of the American Arbitration Association he has
arbitrated and mediated over 150 disputes, resolving hundreds of millions
of dollars in claims. He has chaired a Disputes Review Board panel. He
has been an Expert Witness in dozens of construction litigation cases. He
has testified on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. His clients
have included Public and Private Owners, Sureties, Designers, General
Contractors, Subcontractors, Fabricators and Suppliers. The disputes have
ranged in value from several hundred thousand to billions of dollars.
Mr. Roy is a certified mediator, arbitrator, project neutral, third
party facilitator and sometimes serves as an advisor to parties who are
involved in the resolution of a construction dispute through negotiation,
but whose process has become stagnant due to the unrealistic expectations
of one or more of the parties. In such cases, Mr. Roy can bring a fresh
and unbiased approach to the situation resulting in a more productive and
realistic continuation of the resolution process. This kind of
intervention has broken stalemates in the past, which have resulted in
Mr. Roy can assist attorneys and their clients in the evaluation of
liability issues and their associated damages. He can determine the cause
and financial impact of cost and schedule overruns, productivity loss,
project interference and project disruption. He can help with all phases
of discovery, witness identification and preparation, document
organization and control, exhibit preparation, trial assistance and
Mr. Roy's professional affiliations include membership in the National
Society of Professional Engineers, he is a fellow of the National Academy
of Forensic Engineers and he is a member of the Texas Society of
Professional Engineers. He belongs to the Construction Law Sections and
the Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the American Bar
Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association,
the Houston Bar Association and the Travis County Bar Association. He did
belong to the American Arbitration Association and the Texas Association
of Mediators. He is licensed to practice engineering in Texas and Louisiana. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Louisiana.
Mr. Roy has only one rate for consulting, claim analysis, testimony,
arbitration or mediation. He charges $400.00 per hour. All expenses are
billed at cost. There is no charge for consulting with a potential client
until such time as it is decided that there is an agreement to retain Mr.
Roy's services. Payment for such services is due within 30 days of
billing. Any disputes in connection with Mr. Roy's services are resolved
through binding arbitration, unless otherwise agreed.