Will Allensworth

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Will W. Allensworth is a partner at Allensworth & Porter, where he has practiced construction law since 2010. Will is Board Certified® in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he represents a wide range of clients in the construction industry—including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, and engineers, with a particular focus on payment claims, and construction and design defect litigation.

Will has written and spoken on a number of Construction Law topics that influence risk allocation strategies and claims involving the firm’s clients, including certificates of merit, statutes of limitations, and consequential damages.

Will received a B.A. in philosophy from Texas Tech University in 2005. In 2010, he graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. When he’s not at the office, Will likes watching bad movies and spending time with his wife, Anne.

Licenses and Certifications

  • The Supreme Court of Texas, 2010
  • The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2012
  • Board Certified® in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2017

Industry Involvement and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Chairperson, 2015-Present, Young Construction Lawyer Representative, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section , Section Officer, 2014-2015, 2016-Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court

Awards

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, with honors, 2010
  • B.A., Philosophy, Texas Tech University, 2005

Representative Matters

  • Obtained complete summary judgment on behalf of structural engineer against claims by owner, architect, and general contractor relating to alleged foundation defects at an Austin hotel
  • Secured take-nothing defense award and attorney’s fees on behalf of general contractor against $621,000 claim for additional compensation by subcontractor
  • Obtained Chapter 150 dismissal, affirmed on appeal, on behalf of civil engineer for negligence and personal injury claims relating to curb-cut designs
  • Obtained partial summary judgment and ultimately a defense judgment after bench trial on behalf of land use and permitting company against allegations of fraud, negligence, and breach of contract
  • Represented county through successful multi-million dollar settlement in multi-party case relating to alleged design and construction defects at parking garage and jail
  • Drafted and filed numerous amici curiae briefs on behalf of design-professional trade organizations in Texas appellate courts, including the Texas Supreme Court
  • Represented water supply corporation through successful settlement of water service area dispute, and secured federal court order denying non-settling defendants’ demand for attorney’s fees
  • Successfully represented numerous architects and engineers before their respective licensing boards, securing settlement agreements or outright dismissal in virtually every dispute
  • Assisted in representation of subcontractor on payment and scheduling dispute, including the drafting of briefs on appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States