Appellate Practice

Members of the firm have participated in numerous appeals in both state and federal courts, including some of the most significant decisions in Texas Construction Law.  To view a sample of the appellate cases that our firm (or its members) have participated in, please visit our Appellate Cases page.

In addition to representing individual clients, we have been hired by industry groups such as the Texas Society of Architects and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas to write amicus briefs on topics of industry-wide importance.  Recently, these have included briefs in Sharyland Water Supply Corp. v. City of Alton, 354 S.W.3d 407 (Tex. 2011) and Black + Vernooy Architects v. Smith, 346 S.W.3d 877 (Tex. App.—Austin 2011, pet. denied).

Attorneys

Appellate Cases

Publications

  • Construction Law (William R. Allensworth et al. eds., 2009)
    Place: Textbook Published by the American Bar Association for the Teaching of Construction Law
    Author/Speaker: Edited by William R. Allensworth
  • Chapter 150: Updates and Trends in Certificate of Merit Law
    Place: The Advocate, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report Summer 2016.
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth and Will W. Allensworth
  • The Certificate of Merit: Field of Opportunity and Peril
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Construction Law Conference (2013).
    Author/Speaker: Co-authors Matthew C. Ryan and Will Allensworth (co-authored and co-presented by G. Stewart Whitehead)
  • Recent Developments in Construction Law
    Place: Presented to the AACEI Central Texas Section Meeting (Nov. 14, 2012).
    Author/Speaker: Travis W. Brown
  • The Witching Hour: Limitations, Repose, Tolling, and Other Horrors
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Construction Law Conference (2012)
    Author/Speaker: Co-authors Matthew C. Ryan & Will Allensworth. Presented by Matthew C. Ryan
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Litigation Update Institute (Jan. 21, 2011).
    Author/Speaker: Will Allensworth (co-authored and presented by Matthew B. Cano)
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Construction Law Conference (2008).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth (with Joe Canterbury)
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 20th Annual Construction Law Conference (2007).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth (with Joe Canterbury)
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the 28th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course (2006).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 18th Annual Construction Law Conference (2005).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth (with Joe Canterbury)
  • Construction Law Update
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 17th Annual Construction Law Conference (2004).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth
  • Introduction to Texas Residential Construction Law (Construction Defects)
    Place: Presented to the University of Texas School of Law Residential Construction Law Conference (2003).
    Author/Speaker: William R. Allensworth & Joe R. Basham