We have considerable experience defending architects and engineers before professional licensing boards, including complaints filed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE) and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE), and disputes heard by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and various procurement agencies including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and Texas Parks and Wildlife.  Additionally, we assist our clients with policy advisory opinions and other matters before these professional boards.

We also represent architects, engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, and other design professionals in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of claims arising out of the rendering of professional services for the design, development, and construction administration of various construction projects. We are panel counsel for most of the major professional liability insurance carriers, ideally beginning our representation when our client first learns of a possible claim, with the goal of resolving disputes before a lawsuit is ever filed.

Members of our firm have written and spoken extensively on the topic of professional registration and responsibility.  For additional information, please visit our Seminars and Publications page.


Appellate Cases


  • Overview of Contract Law
    Place: Presentation for HalfMoon Education, Inc.: Legal Issues for Texas Civil Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (Nov. 19, 2015).
    Author/Speaker: Will W. Allensworth
  • Payment and Managing the Project
    Place: Presentation for HalfMoon Seminars, LLC: Legal Issues for Texas Professional Engineers (Sept. 7, 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 W. Allensworth. Presented by Matthew C. Ryan
  • Architectural Law Case Update 2010-2011
    Place: Presented to The American Institute of Architects Austin Summer Conference and Product Expo (Aug. 25, 2011).
    Author/Speaker: Matthew C. Ryan (co-written and presented with David Lancaster)
  • Understanding (and Avoiding) Professional Liability Claims
    Place: Presented to the Texas Society of Professional Engineers 75th Annual Meeting and Conference (June 24, 2011).
    Author/Speaker: Matthew C. Ryan (co-authored and co-presented by Matthew B. Cano)