AUSTIN - Allensworth & Porter LLP of Austin is pleased to announce that Sara Whittington "Whitney" May has joined the firm as an associate.
Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, May served as the staff attorney for the Texas Civil Justice League, and was responsible for drafting, analyzing and tracking civil justice and business-related legislation during the 82nd Legislative Session.
In her position at the TCJL, she also drafted and submitted an amicus brief to the Texas Supreme Court and worked on legislation for clients in neighboring states.
In addition, May worked with probate, oil and gas, and real property law issues as a clerk for the law office of Harry M. Whittington.
May received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in May 2010. She served as an Executive Member of the Appellate Moot Court Board and competed in various moot court competitions, earning a Best Brief award in the Paul A. McLennon Constitutional Law tournament.
In 2005, May received her B.A. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with distinction.
While in law school, May clerked for Walsh McKean Furcolo LLP, where she gained valuable experience in insurance defense, construction defect and professional liability litigation. She was also an extern for Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California and a clerk for the U.S. Attorney's office.
Before entering law school, May spent two years in Washington, D.C., as coordinator for Senior Executive Actions at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Michael Chertoff.
A native of Austin, May is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and is a member of the Austin Bar Association and Austin Young Lawyers Association. She also volunteers her time providing pro bono legal services to Austin's Volunteer Legal Services.
William Allensworth, founder of Allensworth & Porter LLP, said, "We are delighted to have Whitney join our firm, and we are confident she will be an excellent addition to our team, bringing value to our clients throughout the construction industry."
Founded by William R. Allensworth in 1995, Allensworth & Porter is one of the leading construction law firms in Texas, representing clients in all facets of the construction industry, including architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, municipalities, utilities and suppliers.