Who We Are
We are construction lawyers. We handle complex commercial construction cases from contract to closeout and all kinds of disputes in between. And while we may be one of the largest construction law firms in Texas, that isn’t the whole story.
What makes Allensworth unique isn’t just what we do, but how we do it. Everything about our firm’s operation is designed to support the principles behind the way we practice law. And it all boils down to a handful of objectives that guide our work and our firm.
Do a Damn Fine Job
Consistent excellence matters most. Great legal work has unmistakable qualities—it’s thorough, it’s strategic, and it’s driven by the client’s priorities and goals. That’s how we help pave a client-specific, project-specific path to daylight.
Delivering damn fine legal work is also anticipatory—it’s proactive, not reactive. No one likes surprises when their projects and livelihoods are on the line. We are careful to use the right legal tools for the job. Our work addresses the issue at hand, is appropriately aggressive and thoughtful, and gets our clients where they want to go.
Get to Yes
We’re often called in because our client’s goal has become difficult to reach. Our job is to surpass or eliminate obstacles and create a way to reach that goal. We are innovative and practical problem solvers who use the law to bring our clients and their projects to the finish line. Attorneys sometimes earn the reputation of being obstacle finders and deal killers. That’s not how we do things. Clients hire us to solve problems, and that’s exactly what we do.
Do the Right Thing
We act with integrity, and we own our outcomes. Communication, transparency, realistic advice, and sound judgment are all embedded in this value. We believe in client- and problem-specific solutions. Our clients come first, always. Our attorneys work where the circles labeled “Client” and “Situation” overlap, and good, effective legal work means considering both, every time.
We know that working with lawyers isn’t most people’s idea of a good time, but at Allensworth, we’re trying to change that. It starts with hiring people who are not just smart on construction law, but who also have great personalities and a team-oriented mentality. Above all else, we’re here to help. Our attorneys often serve as our clients’ external legal departments, so we embrace the clients’ businesses and work to solve problems as if they are our own. We know that contracts are complicated, and that litigation is not fun—but the process of solving problems becomes far less unpleasant when working with people who understand you, your business, and your goals.
Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC)
Construction is complicated. Endless moving parts and a broad array of actors and interests combine to create a project. This requires professionals from all disciplines—contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, owners, developers—it’s a long list. Our law firm has represented and counseled all of them, and this gives us our major advantage—our 360° View.
When a client presents us with a situation, we look at it from multiple angles. We understand the parties’ priorities and how they think. We know exactly what an owner faced with a stack of mechanic’s liens is up against, as well as the subcontractors who filed them. Our attorneys craft strategies that leverage those forces and create a path to closeout. This makes us both effective and proactive. When it comes to construction law, we’re not only a mile wide, but also a mile deep.