Joe Basham Named as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star For Eighth Consecutive Year

Allensworth & Porter, L.L.P. is pleased to announce Joe R. Basham has been named as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 2012. This is the eighth consecutive year Mr. Basham has been named to the list.

The Rising Star nomination process asks lawyers to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action — whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.  The lawyers are ranked by point totals and those with the highest point totals are named to the Rising Stars list. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Joe Basham’s practice focuses almost exclusively on construction law, and construction litigation including arbitrations and mediations. He represents owners, developers, general contractors, EPC contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers, focusing on dispute avoidance, management, and resolution.

Mr. Basham graduated from Texas A&M University, cum laude, in 1998, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science. While at Texas A&M, Mr. Basham was a charter member of Tau Sigma Delta, the international honor society for Architecture and the Allied Arts, and a member of Sigma Lambda Chi, the international honor society for Construction.  Joe Basham graduated from Texas Tech School of Law Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, in 2002, and was a member of the Texas Tech Law Review and the Technology Editor, 2001-2002, then joining our firm as an Associate in 2002.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.  The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

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Founded by William R. Allensworth in 1995, Allensworth & Porter, L.L.P., is one of the leading construction law firms in Texas, representing clients in all facets of the construction industry, including architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, municipalities, utilities, subcontractors, and suppliers.  Based in Austin, Allensworth & Porter’s attorneys have extensive experience in serving the legal and business needs of their clients, with an emphasis on cost-efficient solutions and personal relationships.  For more information, please visit