Ian Lancaster is a member of Allensworth’s litigation practice group and represents clients involved in disputes, whether in litigation, through trial, mediation, arbitration, informal negotiations, or other means.

Litigators try cases. And Ian has the experience and qualifications needed to take on that role. But he understands disputes inherently include uncertainty, risk, and expense. Ian strives to provide clients with an unbiased, realistic, and meaningful evaluation of the dangers, costs, and opportunities of litigation. A key part of his job is ensuring that Allensworth clients understand what they’re getting into, the possible outcomes, and how the process works.

Ian’s calm, analytical approach to litigation is based on resolving disputes efficiently, focusing on the issues that matter. Ian knows time is money for clients. By thinking strategically and from a business-oriented perspective, Ian works to solve problems in a way that enables clients to focus their energy back on doing what’s made them successful.

Before joining Allensworth, Ian gained valuable experience representing brand-name clients in products liability, premises liability, construction defect, and environmental compliance matters.  He also spent time in the public sector, prosecuting environmental enforcement and administrative cases on behalf of the state of Texas for the Office of the Attorney General.  His diverse background allows Ian to handle a wide array of cases from inception through trial in any Texas court. And when there is an appeal, he has experience adeptly navigating that process as well. To Allensworth’s clients, Ian’s multifaceted experience and skill set are invaluable.

Ian received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. A Longhorn through and through, Ian also did his undergraduate work at UT.  Given that, it comes as no surprise that he is an avid supporter of Texas Longhorns athletics—particularly football and baseball. Ian is also the proud father of two young boys and is determined to impart on them, among other less important things, his love for the Longhorns, classic movies, and the game of golf.


  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (2015)
    • Dean’s Achievement Award in Constitutional Law: 1st and 2nd Amendments
    • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, Articles Editor
  • B.S., Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin (2012)

Licenses & Certifications

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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