• 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

  • Construction Law Conference Presentation: Architect/Engineer Defense in Practice

    AAP Partner Matt Cano presented at the 28th Annual Construction Law Conference in San Antonio on March 6, 2015. Attendees learned about unique issues for design professional litigation, professional liability insurance and how continuing relationships could affect a case. The full presentation can be found below:   We’ve also compiled presentation highlights for a quick Continue Reading

  • Allensworth & Porter Welcomes New Partner Amy Emerson

    Today Allensworth & Porter  announced the addition of Amy Emerson as a partner with the firm. Emerson will assume her role on February 16, 2015. Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, Emerson was an associate at Lloyd Gosselink, where her practice focused on trial and appellate work for governmental entities. Emerson specializes in governmental immunity Continue Reading

  • 8 Tips On Avoiding Stormy Legal Weather in Design and Construction Projects

    AAP partners Joe Basham and Matt Cano recently presented on how to avoid stormy legal weather at the USI 2014 Loss Prevention & Risk Management Seminar. The main points from their presentation are featured below: Get it in writing. Having a one-page contract is better than no contract!  Choose appropriate contract forms. An AIA B101 Continue Reading