Karen Ensley, Partner
Karen Ensley is a board-certified construction law attorney focused on representation of small and large commercial and specialty contractors throughout Texas. Karen “grew up in the business,” working firsthand in the construction industry prior to becoming an attorney. Karen is well versed in lien and bond claim law, collecting for unpaid work, and defending against claims of improper workmanship, Karen also regularly drafts, reviews and negotiates construction contracts, provides counsel to her clients with employer/employee issues and implementation of general best business practices.
Education and Licenses:
2004 – Baylor University School of Law
2004 – State Bar of Texas (Licensed in All Texas State and Federal Courts)
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Construction Law
North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA). Karen is a regular speaker at NTRCA events providing education, counseling and advocacy of the firm’s clients and the subcontracting industry in the areas of contract review, lien and bond law, employment issues, best practices, and related legal topics.
Fort Worth Chapter of National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT)
Construction Law Society of American (CLSA)
American Policyholder’s Association (APA)
National Women in Roofing (NWR)
Karen is also active in the Dallas and Collin County Bar Associations, and a regular volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.
Publications & Speaking Engagements:
Presenter Roofing Contractors Association of Texas 43rd Annual Conference, Getting Paid for Your Work, October 12, 2018