Attorneys

Paul H. Sanderford

Paul H. Sanderford | Senior Partner

Paul is a senior partner with the firm. He brings 29 years of construction litigation experience to his clients. In addition to his considerable state construction law practice, Paul frequently represents clients in litigation against federal agencies before the Armed Services & Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. Paul has handled many federal bid protests and frequently advises clients and industry groups concerning compliance with small business administration programs including those designed to assist small, disadvantaged, service disabled and veteran owned businesses. He is Board Certified in Construction Law and is an adjunct professor at Baylor Law School where he has taught Construction Law since 2012.

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Brian K. Carroll

Brian K. Carroll | Managing Partner

Brian is a managing partner with the firm. Licensed since 2002, the primary focus of Brian's practice is upon representing contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry. In addition to earning a law degree, he holds a Bachelor's of Science in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Brian worked as a design engineer for two of the preeminent civil engineering firms in the nation. He uses his knowledge of TxDOT design and highway engineering to represent highway contractors and assist them in evaluating, preparing and litigating claims arising out of TxDOT projects. In addition to serving as an advocate, Brian is also a certified mediator.

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Calvin L. Cowan

Calvin L. Cowan | Partner

Calvin is a partner with the firm. Licensed since 2003, the primary focus of his practice is upon representing professionals in the construction industry. In addition to earning a law degree, he holds a Bachelor's degree from the Texas A&M University. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Calvin worked as a congressional staff member. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants involved in litigation before state and federal courts and in complex multi-party arbitrations.

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Allen V. Wilson

Allen V. Wilson | Senior Associate

Allen is a senior associate with the firm. Licensed in 2013, Allen’s entire practice is devoted to construction litigation. In addition to his law degree, Allen holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of the Incarnate Word, in San Antonio. While in law school, Allen specialized in Administrative Practice, which gives him insight into the administrative claims process. Additionally, Allen served as a technical editor on the Baylor Law Review, and participated in the 2011 National Pretrial Competition. Further, Allen interned with Federal Judge Walter Smith at the United Statesof District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division and with the State Office of Administrative Hearings, in Austin.

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Ryan M. Headley

Ryan M. Headley | Associate

Ryan is an associate with the firm. Licensed in 2017, Ryan’s practice is focused primarily on construction litigation. In addition to his law degree, Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia University at Austin. While in law school, Ryan specialized in real estate and natural resources law, which gives him an insight into the nature of claims and transactions involving real property. Prior to pursuing his law degree, Ryan worked for a leading insurance brokerage and consulting services firm. He also served as Director of Business Development for an Austin-based firm that specialized in providing CFO and accounting services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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Steve M. Burton

Steve M. Burton | Senior Counsel

Steve joined the firm in January 2017 in the position of Senior Counsel. Historically, he has focused his practice in the areas of construction law, banking law/credit’s rights and serving as general counsel to small and mid-sized businesses. Prior to entering the practice of law in 1998, Steve spent eighteen years in commercial banking as a commercial and real estate lender. Experience gained as a banker has proven to be very beneficial to his law practice.

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