• 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

For eighteen years, 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

  • AAP Included in Chambers USA Law Firm Rankings

    Don’t miss:  AAP listed as a ranked Texas construction law firm in the recently released 2014 Chambers USA publication:   Chambers USA is published annually in May. The ranking tables and commentary are fixed at the date of publication for the following 12 months. Factual information, such as mergers or attorney moves, is kept up-to-date on Continue Reading

  • AAP Congratulates AIA Austin Award Recipients

    AAP would like to congratulate our friends for their recent AIA Austin awards: Honor Awards Emerging Professional Award – John J. Cameron, AIA John V. Nyfeler, FAIA Community Service Award – Stephen Oliver, AIA Design Awards Residential – New Construction Over 2,000 sq. ft. Mell Lawrence Architects – Hollowcat Wild Tim Cuppett Architects – Bunny Continue Reading

  • BREAKING—Texas Supreme Court holds contractor cannot sue architect for negligent misrepresentation

    The Texas Supreme Court recently held that a general contractor could not recover damages under the theory of “negligent misrepresentation” against an architect, with whom the contractor had not contracted, resulting from alleged errors in the architect’s plans and specifications.  Through its decision, which is available here, the Supreme Court reversed the Dallas Court of Appeals’ Continue Reading