• About Us

    Allensworth & Porter is an Austin-based construction law firm made up of eleven lawyers who have devoted their careers to the practice of construction law. Our commitment to our clients and our industry focus makes our clients confident knowing they are represented by people who know the law, know the industry, and know their business.


  • 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.

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    • Allensworth & Porter Welcomes Associate Karly Houchin

      We are proud to welcome our newest associate, Karly Houchin. Karly has been part of the Allensworth & Porter team for the past year as a law clerk, and last week, several of our partners had the pleasure of accompanying her and her family to her swearing-in ceremony with the Honorable Todd Wong. “We’re very excited Continue Reading

    • Essential eDiscovery Questions to Ask Opposing Counsel

      eDiscovery costs money, and most lawyers and clients understand this. By: Tyler T. O’Halloran However, beyond knowing that some price tag is associated with processing and reviewing electronically stored information (“ESI”), it can be easy to get caught in the weeds when discussing the nuances of what costs how much, and why such a cost Continue Reading

    • Drones: The Eye in the Sky on Construction Job Sites

      Drones have made a dramatic entry into the A/E/C community over the past couple of years—producing great interest, but also raising some legal and regulatory concerns. By: Karly A. Houchin   While the Orwellian interpretation of “Big Brother always watching” tends to conjure up menacing imagery, technological advances in drones are being utilized at construction job Continue Reading