Jack Byrom is a seasoned attorney certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Construction Law and is an invaluable member of the Allensworth team. With a diverse and comprehensive practice, Jack focuses on a wide array of construction matters, including project delay claims, construction defect claims, change order disputes, warranty issues, and lien and bond claims. His client base is equally diverse, with a background representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals. Jack uses this experience to take a holistic view of any conflict, enabling him to grasp the dynamics and interests of all parties involved, and providing a nuanced understanding crucial to effective negotiation and dispute resolution.
Jack has an extensive background in litigation, with experience in federal and state court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels as well as arbitration under multiple national and international organizations. While he has the skills and experience to take cases to trial and win, Jack’s primary focus is on efficient and effective dispute resolution and minimizing costs for his clients.
One of Jack’s greatest strengths is his exceptional judgment, which he employs to guide his clients toward the best possible outcomes. Whether it’s advising on whether to pursue a claim, negotiating with opposing party, or providing strategic counsel on dispute avoidance, Jack is dedicated to helping clients make informed decisions that align with their business objectives.
Clients appreciate Jack not only for his legal acumen, but also for his ability to understand their business and manage expectations, cases, and people. He assembles the best possible teams of legal and construction experts to address clients’ needs and identify, assess, and solve problems. Jack’s clear communication style and direct explanations contribute to the satisfaction of his clients, who genuinely enjoy hearing from him.
Outside of the legal arena, Jack has a passion for music, having studied voice at the University of Texas and sung professionally in multiple ensembles across the state. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Chamber Choir and the Texas Choirs Alumni Association. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and (as a consequence) distance running. He also loves giving back through mentoring, and regularly dispenses leadership and career advice to UT Law students. Colleagues describe Jack as a team player with a pleasant demeanor and collegial approach, making him a great fit for Allensworth and the firm’s core values.
Whether in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, Jack Byrom is a trusted advisor, meeting his clients’ legal needs with excellence and efficiency.
- Authored successful Fifth Circuit brief in favor of owner on quasi contractual claims brought by subcontractor on energy infrastructure project.
- Successfully defended general contractor against $12 million claims in arbitration relating to productivity and extra work claims brought by subcontractor on pipeline project.
- Obtained plaintiff’s summary judgment in favor of subcontractor in $9 million payment dispute with general contractor over increased costs related to construction of air compressor modules.
- Obtained summary judgment in state court in favor of contractor client due to expiration of statute of limitations.
- Successfully arbitrated non-solicitation case for a subcontractor client against a large energy corporation in the Philippines.
- Successfully compelled arbitration in numerous lawsuits filed by parties in violation of arbitration agreement.
- Obtained final judgments enforcing arbitration awards in multiple jurisdictions.
Presentations and Publications
- Avoiding Risk in Construction Contracts
Presented at Porter Hedges Construction Law CLE Series (November 2022)
- A Practical Guide to the Most Significant Changes in Texas Lien Laws
Presented in Build Houston (February/March 2022)
- Legislative Update on Substantial Changes in law for Liens on Private Projects
Presented at Porter Hedges Construction Law CLE Series (January 2022)
- To Love and Die in Dixon: An Argument for Stricter Judicial Review in Cases of Academic Misconduct
31 Rev. Litig. 147 (December 2012)
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member
- Austin Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section | Member
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member
- University of Texas School of Law | Student Mentor
- Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court | Member
Best Lawyers by BL Rankings
- Ones to Watch: Litigation, Construction – Austin, Texas (2023)
- J.D., University of Texas School of Law (2012)
- B.B.A., Marketing, University of Texas at Austin (2009)
Licenses and Certifications
- Supreme Court of Texas
- Admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas
- Admitted to the Fourth and Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Board Certified, Construction Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization