Megan Kateff’s practice is focused on helping clients from all areas of the construction industry resolve conflict arising from commercial construction projects. Megan handles a wide variety of construction-related disputes through all phases of litigation, as well as arbitrations and appeals, including construction and design defect disputes, contract payment and termination issues, lien and bond claims, and project closeout.
Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, Megan served as a full-time extern for the Office of the Parliamentarian in the Texas House of Representatives, and gained valuable legal experience as a law clerk and as an intern for the Honorable Les Hatch, in the 237th District Court.
Megan earned her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Texas Tech Law Review. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan where she served on the university’s intercollegiate figure skating competition team.
- Supreme Court of Texas (2015)
- Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (2018)
Industry Involvement and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2015-Present)
- State Bar of Texas, Appellate Law Section | Member (2018-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (2015-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2015-Present)
- Urban Land Institute | Member (Present); Impact Awards Committee Member (2019)
- I Live Here I Give Here | BIG Give Committee Member (2018-Present)
- Travis County Women Lawyers Association | Member (2017-Present)
- National Order of Scribes, an honorary organization to recognize up to five law students per graduating class who excel in legal writing
- Overall Outstanding Student Article, award for the best student article published in Vol. 46 of the Texas Tech Law Review
- M. Penn L. Award, presented to the best-researched and -summated articles published in Vol. 46 of the Texas Tech Law Review
- Received the Davis, Gerald, and Cremer Scribes Award, presented to a third-year member of the Texas Tech Law Review who demonstrates outstanding abilities in writing and editing
- J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (2015)
- B.A., University of Michigan (2011)
- Represented contractor in construction-defect dispute with owner and obtained defense-arbitration award.
- Represented subcontractor in construction-defect dispute with contractor through arbitration.
- Represented contractor in payment and construction-defect dispute with municipality through settlement.