At Allensworth, Matt Roland brings a versatile skill set that enables him to support clients whenever and however he’s needed. Matt assists with the firm’s litigation practice, including litigating design-defect and scheduling-impact cases for design professionals; contract and payment disputes for general contractors; and project closeout disputes involving liens and retainage. Matt’s multifaceted focus allows him to support a full range of industry players.
Matt’s work as a Texas construction litigation attorney is as rewarding as it is challenging. Matt truly enjoys untangling the complexities of multiparty construction disputes and helping his clients resolve their problems. When a dispute arises, Matt is responsible for absorbing, analyzing, and communicating what has occurred and then weighing the best strategies for advancing the client’s interests. In doing so, he contemplates the wide array of potential outcomes while simultaneously evaluating critical considerations—including financial issues, liability concerns, and the relationships and reputations of the parties involved. All of these factors inform Matt’s approach to negotiating a reasonable resolution that meets his clients’ business goals.
More specifically, Matt handles legal research, drafts substantive pleadings and motions, briefs cases, and above all, masters and organizes the facts for each construction dispute. Matt is a skilled writer, and he excels at using written advocacy to translate convoluted situations into clear legal arguments. When drafting motions, pleadings, or correspondence, Matt distills the situation down to the issues that matter most, bringing the dispute into actionable focus and allowing genuine engagement, negotiation, and resolution to begin.
In his spare time, Matt is a music junkie with a diverse collection of vinyl records. He’s also a dedicated reader of fiction, watcher of films, and explorer of the outdoors—both in Austin and around the country.
- Obtained favorable arbitration award on behalf of design-builder of entertainment facility, where claimant alleged over $100M in damages and final award found claimant entitled to less than $1M.
- Represented global design firm in responding to 20+ open records requests pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act and successfully protected confidential records from public disclosure.
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section | Member (Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section | Member (Present)
- Austin Bar Association, Austin Young Lawyers Association | Member (Present)
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law (2019)
- Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal | Executive Publication Editor
- National Advanced Moot Court Team
- B.A., Professional Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University (2016)
Licenses & Certifications
- Supreme Court of Texas
- Admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas