Today Allensworth & Porter announced the addition of Amy Emerson as a partner with the firm. Emerson will assume her role on February 16, 2015.
Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, Emerson was an associate at Lloyd Gosselink, where her practice focused on trial and appellate work for governmental entities. Emerson specializes in governmental immunity issues, and has represented clients in complicated contract disputes, constitutional suits, bond-validation suits, and construction matters.
Among other accomplishments, Emerson recently defended a city’s zoning authority—winning both at trial and on appeal to the Supreme Court of Texas—and assisted in obtaining the first reservoir permit issued by the State of Texas in almost 30 years.
“We are proud to have a lawyer of Amy’s caliber joining our firm as a partner,” William Allensworth, partner at Allensworth & Porter, said. “Allensworth & Porter has a robust and expanding practice involving governmental entities, and Amy’s industry-specific knowledge, experience, and expertise will only expand and improve what our firm has to offer in this arena.”
A sought after speaker on topics ranging from contract suits to liability against design professionals, Emerson has spoken to a range of professional groups, including the Construction Law Section of the Austin Bar Association and the Texas City Attorneys Association, among others.
A west Texas native, Emerson received her J.D. with honors from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University.
Emerson is the Austin Young Lawyer representative for the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.