Bradley H. Rice

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Mechanics Lien & Bond Claims
  • Mr. Rice possesses strong knowledge of all the intricate requirements and time tables associated with the perfection of valid mechanics liens and public works bond claims. He regularly perfects valid lien claims on behalf of clients

Commercial Litigation
  • Rice represents individuals and business entities in actions arising from breach of contract and other disputes, as well as disputes arising out of non-compete agreements.

  • Rice represents all facets of the construction industry, from suppliers and subcontractors who have disputes of a few thousand dollars, to general contractors who have a wide range of issues, to developers with multi-million dollar projects.

Construction Litigation
  • Rice represents general contractors is disputes with owners and subcontractors; subcontractors and supplier in disputes with general contractors; and developers in disputes with general contractors. With such a varied practice he can recognize concerns through the eyes of the different levels of the construction industry.

  • Rice is frequently involved in drafting construction contracts for developers, general contractors, and subcontractors. By being involved early in the process he can often recognize potential future issues that would be costly if not addressed until a later date. His litigation experience allow him to anticipate future problems and deal with them upfront before they become an issue.


Stability, loyalty, and commitment. These are the trademarks by which Bradley H. Rice has lived his life. For the past 38 years, since he graduated from law school, Mr. Rice has worked for only one firm, Decker Jones. That is what stability gets you.

Mr. Rice is a community advocate.  He has served as an elected city council member for Colleyville, as Chairmen of the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, and as Chairman of the Colleyville Executive Organization. Mr. Rice repeatedly gives his time and efforts to his community. That is what loyalty gets you.

Mr. Rice has also served the legal community as an elected council member to the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section and on the editorial Board of the Construction Law Journal. For over 32 years, he assisted the Texas Board of Bar Examination. Mr. Rice estimates he has graded in excess of 75,000 exams during his career. That is what commitment gets you.

Two activities consume a large portion of his free time. To stay in shape, Mr. Rice competes in triathlons. He enjoys the varied training of swimming, biking and to a much lesser extent, running. Mr. Rice and his wife, Laura, are blessed with two incredible children who are happily married and live close by. His second, and most enjoyable, activity is performing his newest job, Papa, to his four grandchildren.

  • Education
    • University of Toledo, B.A., (1979)
    • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., (1982)
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Texas, (1982)
    • United States Supreme Court, (1991)
    • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1991)
    • United States District Court
      •   Northern District of Texas, (1982)
      •   Southern District of Texas, (1991)
      •   Eastern District of Texas, (1991)
      •   Western District of Texas, (2011)


  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Top Attorneys” by 360 West Magazine, (2017 – Present)
    •  “Super Lawyer — Construction Litigation” by Thomson Reuters, (2013 – 2023)
    • “Top Attorney- Construction” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, (2003 – 2023)
    • “Outstanding Service Award” by Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, (2007)
    • “Chairman’s Award” by Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, (2013)
    • “President’s Award” by Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, (2013)
    • Frequent lecturer on Texas Mechanics’ Liens
  • Memberships
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Construction, Litigation and Business Law Sections of State Bar of Texas
    • Council Member, Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2009-2012
    • Member, Editorial Board of Construction Law Journal
    • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Member, Tarrant County Construction Law Section
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Life Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Association
    • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Community Involvement
    • Chairman, Colleyville Executive Organization, 2019
    • Chairman – Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, 2011
    • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board of Directors, 2000 – 2008, 2014
    • Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2008-2013
    • Board of Managers, Downtown FW YMCA, 2001 – 2010
    • Downtown FW YMCA, Step Up For Kids Annual Campaign Chairman, 2008
    • Councilman, City of Colleyville, 2001 – 2003
    • Director, Grapevine/ Colleyville Education Foundation, Inc., 2000 – 2003
    • Member, Leadership Colleyville
    • Texas Board of Law Examiners, Consultant, 1985 – 2018
    • Editorial Board, Texas Construction Law Journal, 2017 – Present
Attorney Brad Rice At 56 years of age, Brad takes up triathlon training.