Chambers USA Ranks Allensworth and 4 Attorneys in Texas for Construction Law

Firm Ranking

Chambers USA recognizes Allensworth and four of its attorneys for their outstanding contributions to the field of construction law. Chambers USA is a leading legal data and analytics provider, highlighting the top lawyers and law firms across the USA for over two decades. For the past 20 years, Chambers has consistently acknowledged Allensworth as a top Texas construction law firm. This recognition speaks volumes about the firm’s unwavering commitment to its clients and expertise in navigating the complex legal challenges of the construction industry. 

Through Chambers’ rigorous and independent research process, Allensworth has emerged as a market leader and one of the very best in Texas construction law. Out of all law firms in the United States, only 0.5% receive the distinguished Chambers ranking, underscoring Allensworth’s exceptional standing. 

Chambers describes the firm as follows: 

“Highly regarded Austin-based boutique firm that maintains a strong practice across the full range of construction law. Frequently appears in complex trials concerning issues such as liens, damages and defects. Also fields significant ADR and transactional experience. Attracts a sophisticated client base representative of its broad capabilities, including contractors, engineers, owners and architects.”

Attorney Rankings 

In addition to the firm, four Allensworth attorneys received rankings for their outstanding work in Construction Law – Texas. Only 2% of lawyers in the US receive Chambers rankings.

Matthew Ryan is recognized by Chambers as a prominent figure in the field, and achieved the top ranking of Band 1. His exceptional representation of design professionals and expertise in construction-related disputes have garnered immense respect from his peers and clients alike. 

Will Allensworth was acknowledged by Chambers for his expertise in a wide range of construction-related disputes and has been highly regarded for his exceptional writing, scholarship, and analytical skills. 

Amy Emerson, Co-Managing Partner of Allensworth, has earned accolades for her advocacy and expertise in complex construction disputes. Her reputation precedes her, as she is recognized as a formidable adversary in legal battles. 

Joe Basham, Co-Managing Partner for Allensworth, has been commended for his top-class proficiency in drafting and negotiating construction contracts for developers, contractors, and design professionals. A decisive but deeply sophisticated negotiator, he is recognized for his broad knowledge of the industry and its participants. His practice extends to risk management and dispute resolution, making him an invaluable asset to his clients.

Thank you

Chambers’ research process includes interviews with lawyers and clients about the work of the firm and our lawyers. We are grateful to our construction law peers and clients who participated in these discussions. We appreciate the time each took out of their busy schedules to provide feedback to Chambers about our work, and the firm’s dedication to its clients. Some of our favorite highlights and quotes that came out of those interviews include:

Allensworth: “a true powerhouse with comprehensive knowledge.”

Matthew Ryan: “Without peer”, “tremendous”, “a problem solver,” “straightforward and technically competent,” “the foremost expert in representing design professionals in the state.

Will Allensworth: “An exceptional writer and thinker,” “really good – the full package.

Amy Emerson: “If Amy Emerson shows up on the other side of the case, you better have your chin strap buckled.

Joe Basham “Is a well-thought-of attorney,” “knowledge is off the charts,” “ hard-charging litigator.”

At Allensworth, we’re immensely proud of our team’s achievements and the recognition we’ve received from Chambers USA. None of this would be possible without the dedication of the entire team at the firm. We remain committed to delivering exceptional legal services to our clients in the field of construction law. 


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