Our primary areas of practice are:

  • Construction Disputes, including
    • – Claims
    • – Litigation
    • – Liens and bonds
    • – Arbitration
  • Construction Contract Negotiation, including
    • – Draft, review and negotiate contracts
    • – Project Delivery Systems
    • – Industry standard forms (AIA, EJCDC, AGC Consensus Docs)
  • Appellate Practice, including before
    • – the Texas Supreme Court
    • – the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • – several Texas Courts of Appeals
  • Professional Responsibility, including
    • – Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    • – Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
    • – Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, including
    • – Arbitration
    • – Mediation


Appellate Cases


  • Architecture in a Time of Pandemic: Professional Practice Issues and COVID-19
    Place: AIA Austin Webinar (April 2020)
    Author/Speaker: Co-presented by Matthew C. Ryan and Whitney Knight
  • Rhor Shock: Proving Up Attorneys’ Fees in the Lode Star State (Read More)
    Place: Construction Law Foundation of Texas 33rd Annual Construction Law Conference (March 2020)
    Author/Speaker: Co-authored by Amy M. Emerson and Nicholl B. Wade; presented by Amy M. Emerson
  • The Contingent Payment Statute: Rather Complex
    Place: Published in The State Bar of Texas Construction Law Journal Volume 15, Number 2 (Winter 2019)
    Author/Speaker: Will W. Allensworth
  • Construction Law Primer
    Place: Texas Association of Legal Professionals Annual Conference (October 2019)
    Author/Speaker: Natalya S. Sheddan
  • 2019 Legislative Update
    Place: Austin Bar Association Construction Law Section (October 2019)
    Author/Speaker: Matthew C. Ryan