• About Us

    We are a nine-lawyer Construction Law boutique. Our senior partner, William Allensworth, helped found the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and was the founder and first Chairman of the Construction Law Section of the Travis County [Austin] Bar Association. All of our lawyers have devoted their careers to the practice of Construction Law, and we have handled countless construction disputes and helped negotiate and draft contracts on a wide variety of construction projects.


  • Scholarship

    Our firm has been deeply involved in establishing Construction Law as an area of academic and professional scholarship. Two of the members of our firm are Adjunct Law professors at the University of Texas School of Law, teaching courses in Construction Law and in Construction Litigation, and all of the firm’s attorneys author papers and speak at professional seminars on Construction Law.


  • Relationships

    Our clients include many of Central Texas’ most prominent architects, engineers, contractors, and specialty contractors, together with their insurers, and a number of owners (both public and private), developers and homebuilders.


Mission Statement

Since 1995, our mission has been to provide cost-effective legal services to the construction industry, from the negotiation and drafting of contracts to the mediation, litigation, and arbitration of construction disputes. In fulfilling that mission, we have grown to be one of the largest Austin-based construction law firms, representing clients throughout the State of Texas.

Latest News

  • Joe R. Basham Announced as AAP Managing Partner

    We’re honored to announce Joe R. Basham as our managing partner. He was elected in a unanimous decision. In his new role, Joe will provide strategic leadership and direction drawn from his 13 years at our firm. Joe’s practice focuses on construction law and construction litigation. He represents owners, developers, general contractors, EPC contractors, subcontractors, Continue Reading

  • Our 20th year brings standout clients and projects

    Our clients are hard at work building up the city of Austin. We want to shine a light on a few of their recent standout projects. This year brings the South Congress Hotel, a posh boutique hotel located in the 1600 block of South Congress Avenue designed by Dick Clark + Associates and Michael Hsu Continue Reading

  • Allensworth & Porter Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

    What began 20 years ago with one lawyer has evolved into a firm with nine attorneys, hundreds of clients and numerous accolades by distinguished industry groups. Since opening the doors on Jan. 1, 1995, Allensworth & Porter (AAP) has become one of the largest construction law firms in Central Texas, representing clients in all facets Continue Reading