Will W. 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.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Supreme Court of Texas (2010)
  • Admitted to 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

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2010-Present); Journal Assistant Editor (2019); Young Construction Lawyer Representative (2015)
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Law Section | Member (2010-Present)
  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (2010-Present); Section Officer (2014-2017)
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2010-Present)
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court | Member (2013-2017)

Awards

  • Chambers USA, Up and Coming, Construction Law | Texas (2018-2019)
  • Chambers USA, Associates to Watch, Construction Law | Texas (2017)
  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars | Construction Litigation (2018-2019)
  • Best Lawyers, Texas | Construction Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law (2018-2019)

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law (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