Allison J Snyder > Porter Hedges LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Porter Hedges LLP
United States

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Allison Snyder represents companies and individuals in complex construction disputes and business arbitration and litigation. She routinely arbitrates, litigates and mediates claims between owners, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals and sureties, and drafts and negotiates contracts for those parties.

Allison’s experience includes design and construction disputes involving large public and private commercial, industrial, energy and infrastructure projects, on and offshore oil and gas pipelines and production facilities, petrochemical plants, oil and gas drilling rigs, EPC projects, maritime projects, high rise office towers, hospitals, schools, prisons, highways, toll roads, underground utilities, civil, site work and paving, power plants, water and wastewater treatment facilities, wind energy transmission projects, compressor and turbine failures, cogeneration facilities, vessel failures, railways and numerous other energy and infrastructure projects. 

Her arbitration experience consists of more than 25 years chairing arbitration panels and acting as sole arbitrator in complex construction and commercial disputes. She serves on international and domestic arbitration panels and is an arbitration panel member of several provider organizations including the AAA, the ICDR and the ICC. 

Allison is a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  She has also served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section and as Chair of the Houston Bar Association ADR Section.

Allison has been recognized by numerous legal publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers.


  • State Bar of Texas, Member
    • Construction Law Section (Chair, 1999-2000; Vice Chair, 1998-1999; Secretary, 1997-1998; Treasurer, 1996-1997; Governing Council, 1993-1999
    • Planning Committee for the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Twenty-Ninth Annual Construction Law Conferences
    • Litigation Section
    • ADR section
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
    • Construction Law Section (Governing Council, 1989-1992, 1996-1997; Chairperson of Section, 1991-1992)
    • ADR Section (Chair, 2016-2017; Chair Elect, 2014-2015; Secretary, 2013-2014; Treasurer, 2012-2013; Governing Council, 2011-2015)
    • Litigation Section
    • Committees: Courts and Courthouse Facilities, 1987-1990; Judicial Liaison 1990-1991; Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1990-1993; Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • American Bar Association, Member (Construction Industry Forum; Litigation Section; Torts and Insurance Practice Section; ADR Section)
  • American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow
  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow, 2012-present
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1991-present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 1996-present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow, 1991-present
  • Garland Walker Inns of Court, Member, 2003-present
  • State Bar of Texas District 4D, Member (Grievance Committee, 1994-1997)
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Member, 2007-present
  • DRI, Member, 2013-present
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center

Industry Trade Associations

  • Associated Builders & Contractors, Member, 1994-present (Insurance Task Force, 1996-1997; Contract Language Sub-Committee, 1998; ABC Legal Issues Committee Chair, 2004-2005; ABC Legal Issues Committee, 2002-2009; ABC PAC Committee Trustee, 2002-2006)
  • Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., Member, 1993-present
  • Houston Contractors Association, Member, 1994-present (Education Committee, 2011-2014)
  • Women Contractors Association, 1997-present (Board Member, 2000-2003)
  • National Bond Claims Association, Member, 2000-2003

 Arbitration Associations

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow, 2012-present
  • AAA, Mega Panel and Large Complex Case Panel, AAA Regular Panel and ICDR Panel, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, Construction & Commercial Panels of Arbitrators, Member, 1990-present
  • American Arbitration Association Southwest Texas Advisory Council (Construction Law), Member, 1992-1995


J.D., University of Houston Law Center

B.A., University of Texas at Austin