Richard P.  Flake

Richard P. Flake, PLLC
Houston, TX

Richard Flake has dedicated his 35 year legal career to handling arbitrations and mediations of construction, employment and commercial disputes (both as the advocate and as the neutral).


Rick began his career in construction law in the 1980’s as the first in-house attorney for SpawGlass Construction. He then spent 25 years as a firm principal at Cokinos, Bosien & Young where he grew a successful ADR practice mediating and arbitrating construction-related and employment disputes. Rick continues to serve as a neutral for commercial and industrial construction disputes through his own practice, Richard P. Flake, PLLC.


Rick frequently writes and speaks on construction and alternative dispute resolution topics and teaches numerous courses in arbitration across the country for the American Arbitration Association. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston teaching undergraduate Construction Law and Ethics for the university’s nationally recognized Construction Management degree program.  Rick is Board Certified in Construction Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.