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
Education and Licenses:
2004 – Baylor University School of Law
Licensed to practice law throughout the State of Texas in all State and Federal Courts.
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Construction Law
Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America
Karen is a member of several contractor associations, including the National Women
in Roofing, the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas, North Texas Roofing
Contractors Association (where she is also association counsel, NAWIC Fort Worth,
and the Association of Professional Women in Construction. Karen is also a member
of the Dallas and Collin County Bar Associations, American Policyholders Association
and the Texas Bar College.
Karen is a regular speaker providing education, counseling and advocacy of the firm’s
clients and the contracting industry in the areas of regulatory compliance, contractual
issues, lien and bond law, employment issues, best practices, and related legal topics.
Karen has also been nominated to serve on the board for NAWIC and is a chair for the professional education committee.