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William R. Allensworth

  • Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P.
  • 100 Congress Avenue
    Suite 700
  • Austin, Texas 78701
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  • Company Phone: (512) 708-1250
  • Fax: (512) 708-0519


  • Undergraduate: Austin College
  • Graduate: Texas Tech University
  • Law School: J.D.,Texas Tech School of Law, J.D. with High Hono

Career History

  • 1974-1994 Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
  • 1995-Present Allensworth and Porter, L.L.P.

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Construction Law and Construction Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1999-2015
  • Outside General Counsel, Consulting Engineers Council of Texas, 1992-2002
  • Chairman, Travis County Bar Construction Law Section, 1996-1997
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section, 2000-2001
  • Honorary Member, Texas Society of Architects, 2014-present

ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry, American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel, Austin Bar Association Construction Law Section

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Annual Construction Law Conference, State Bar of Texas:
    2010 Contractual Devices to Limit, Waive and Liquidate Schedule-Related Damages
    2009 Negotiating the Owner-Architect Agreement
    2008 Recent Developments
    2007 Recent Developments
    2006 Recent Developments
    2005 Recent Developments
    2004 Recent Developments
    2003 Basics in Construction Law
    2002 Recent Developments
    2001 Mediation Ethics
    2000 Cross Currents in Professional Liability: Negligence, Negligent Misrepresentation and the Economic Loss Rule
    1999 Racial, Gender and Ethnic Preferences and the Status of Constitutional Attacks on Them
    1997 Theories of Liability Against Architects and Engineers
    1996 Contractors’ “Inadvertent” Liability for Design Defects
    1995 Quirks and Gray Areas in Texas Construction Law
  • Annual U.T. Construction Law Conference, University of Texas School of Law:
    2006 The Role and Use of Experts: A Reminder and Refresher of Why and When to Use Them
    2005 Recent Developments in Residential Construction Law
    2004 Construction Contracting: An Introduction to Construction Contracts
    2003 Introduction to Texas Residential Construction Law
  • Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course:
    2006 Construction Law Update
    1998 The New AIA Forms

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts in Texas, Court of Claims, Fifth Circuit, Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of Texas

Community Activities

  • President, Swiss Avenue Homeowners’ Association, Dallas, TX, 1987
  • President, Texas Tech Law School Association, 1988
  • Volunteer Firefighter/Engine Driver, Travis County Rural Fire District #1, 1990-1992
  • Chairman, St. Andrews Episcopal School Board, 1992-1994
  • Commissioner, Travis County Rural Fire District #1, 1992-1994
  • Director, Rolling Hills West Homeowners’ Association, 1999-present

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