Calvin Cowan Secures Summary Judgment Against Prime Contractor

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Calvin Cowan Secures Summary Judgment Against Prime Contractor

On March 20, 2024, Calvin Cowan secured a summary judgment for subcontractor against a prime contractor. The judgment dismissed the prime contractor’s claims with prejudice and granted the client a six-figure damage award, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, and costs of court.




Savannah Stroud and Allen Wilson Recognized as Texas Rising Stars

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Savannah Stroud and Allen Wilson Recognized as Texas Rising Stars

Sanderford & Carroll is pleased to announce that Savannah Stroud and Allen Wilson have been selected as a Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star in construction litigation. Stroud and Wilson are among 2.5% of eligible lawyers in the state of Texas to receive this recognition. Super Lawyers’ Texas Rising Stars list honors lawyers that have practiced less than 10 years and are 40 years or younger.




Calvin Cowan Prevails in Foreclosure of Lien Claim, Defense of Declaratory Judgment

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Calvin Cowan Prevails in Foreclosure of Lien Claim, Defense of Declaratory Judgment

On December 29, 2023, Calvin Cowan prevailed in defense of a declaratory judgment claim by an multi-family apartment complex, won its counterclaim for foreclosure the client’s retainage lien, and defeated the owner’s claims of defective work.

In addition to winning 100% of the subcontractor’s retainage claim, the Arbitrator also awarded attorney’s fees and costs.  




Cowan Secures Default Judgment Foreclosing a Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien

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Calvin Cowan Secures Default Judgment Foreclosing a Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien

On October 5, 2022, Calvin Cowan secured a default judgment
for a material vendor client against an owner – developer. The judgment awarded
foreclosure of a six-figure mechanic’s and materialman’s lien, attorney’s fees,
and costs of court.




Calvin Cowan Wins Summary Judgment Foreclosing Mechanic’s Lien Claim

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Calvin Cowan Wins Summary Judgment 
Foreclosing Mechanic’s Lien Claim

On September 26, 2022, Calvin Cowan secured a final judgment foreclosing a concrete subcontractor’s mechanic’s lien against a commercial project in Williamson County District Court. In addition to winning the lien foreclosure, the Court awarded attorney’s fees, interest, and costs of court.




Brian Carroll Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2022

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Brian Carroll Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2022

Super Lawyers recognize Carroll in construction litigation. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers through peer nominations, independent research through professional achievement, peer recognition indicators, and peer evaluation.




Allen Wilson Selected as Construction Law Conference Speaker

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Allen Wilson Selected as Construction Law Conference Speaker

Allen Wilson has been selected to speak at the 35thAnnual Construction Law Conference on the topic of efficiently litigating a mid-sized construction case.




Brian Carroll Begins Term as Past-President

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Brian Carroll Begins Term as Past President of the American Subcontractors Association

After completing a year of service as the 2021-2022 National President for the American Subcontractors Association, Brian begins his final year as past president of the ASA.  He will assist current national officers with special projects for the association.




Brian Carroll Elected as Assistant Editor

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Brian Carroll Elected as Assistant Editor of Texas Bar Construction Law Journal

The Construction Law section of the State Bar of Texas elected Brian to serve a two-year term as assistant editor of the section’s Construction Law Journal.  After this two-year term, Brian will be eligible to serve as the senior journal editor for an additional two years.




Sanderford & Swanson Secure Arbitration Award

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Sanderford & Swanson Secure Arbitration Award

Paul Sanderford & Shaina Swanson secure 7-figure award in arbitration involving the construction of a chemical plant.