Litigation is complicated. Construction litigation is really complicated. Callie Crispin brings order to construction litigation and keeps cases moving forward. As a construction lawyer, Callie handles a full range of complex construction conflicts, including design defect and scheduling impact cases against architects and engineers; professional licensure board complaints and investigations; construction defects; breaches of contract; payment disputes; and project closeout disputes featuring liens, retainage, and delay claims.
Callie is especially gifted at research and writing, and her deeply analytical mind thrives on organizing complex construction and design issues into elegant legal arguments. As a zealous advocate for her clients, Callie’s research and writing expertise and her ability to identify crucial facts and law lay the groundwork for favorable outcomes. Typically, her work begins with an accumulation and evaluation of the relevant facts, and she then analyzes and researches the best available legal strategies. This process distills the dispute down to its essence and serves to reveal what is genuinely at issue.
The foundation of Callie’s work as a construction dispute lawyer is the details. She works to spot potential issues and becomes an expert on them. At any point in a case, Callie is the one everyone counts on to have all the specifics at her command. Consequently, the Allensworth team usually understands the ins and outs of a case better than anyone involved.
When she’s not immersed in the law, Callie is always planning her next trip (she’s been to over 15 countries and countless cities) in search of new golf courses and craft beer.
- Obtained dismissals of investigations and complaints on behalf of many design professionals before the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
- Represented architecture firm in copyright infringement dispute involving another’s unauthorized use of client’s intellectual property.
- Represented engineering firms in various horizontal construction disputes, including railroads, highways, and pipelines.
- Represented EPC contractor on solar project in West Texas in $45M dispute brought through concurrent fast-track arbitration and district court lawsuit involving contested payment terms, construction delays, acceleration, and changes in scope.
- Secured dismissal on the pleadings on behalf of contractor client in lawsuit involving construction-defect claims.
- Secured favorable settlements on behalf of multiple architecture firms against multimillion-dollar design-defect lawsuits relating to various Texas healthcare facilities, including assisted memory facility, memory care facility, and plastic surgery center, and educational buildings.
- Obtained full dismissal of Texas Board of Architectural Examiners complaints against architects where claimant filed complaints as means to generate leverage in ongoing litigation.
- Represented general contractor through several large six- and seven-figure closeout and payment disputes, securing settlements with owners and subcontractors.
Presentations & Publications
- Legislative Update: New Law Changes the Game on Public Claims
Published in Austin Construction News (January 2020)
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (2018-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (2018-Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (2018-Present)
- Travis County Women Lawyers Association | Member (2018-Present)
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (2018)
- Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights | Managing Editor, Conference Editor
- Interscholastic Mock Trial Team
- The Mithoff Program, Pro Bono Honors
- Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court
- Intellectual Entrepreneurship Pre-Graduate School Internship
- B.A., with honors and departmental special honors, University of Texas at Austin (2014)
Licenses & Certifications
- Supreme Court of Texas
- Admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas