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Brian K. Carroll

Managing Partner

Brian is the managing partner of Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. Licensed since 2002, the primary focus of Brian’s practice is representing contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry. In addition to earning a law degree, Brian was a Terry Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin. Brian earned a bachelor of science in architectural engineering. Prior to pursuing a law degree, Brian worked as a design engineer for two of the preeminent civil engineering firms in the nation. Brian uses his knowledge of TxDOT design and highway engineering to represent highway contractors and assist clients in evaluating, preparing, and litigating claims arising out of TxDOT projects. In addition to serving as an advocate, Brian is also a certified mediator. Brian’s mediation practice is not limited to construction, but instead covers all manner of civil disputes. Brian taught senior and graduate level courses in contracts, liability, and engineering ethics at The UT Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas. Currently, Brian serves as an adjunct professor of construction law at Baylor Law School. Brian gained board certification in construction law in the inaugural class.

Practice Emphasis

Brian’s practice focuses on the representation of general contractors and subcontractors on both private and public sector projects. Disputes typically involve performance, payment, construction defects, terminations, surety law and design. He regularly assists clients in preparing and negotiating claims, contracts and other complex agreements.


  • University of Texas at Austin (B.S. Architectural Engineering, 1998)
  • Baylor University (J.D., 2002)


  • State Bar of Texas (2002)
  • U.S. District Court (Western, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas)

Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • TxDOT Claims
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator


  • State Bar of Texas (Construction Section)
  • Bell County Bar Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers

Published Cases

State of Texas v. Mid-South Pavers, 246 S.W.3d 711 (Tex. App. – Austin 2007, pet. denied)

U.S. ex. Rel. United Rentals, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 339 F.Supp.2d 799 (W.D. Texas, 2004)