Tony Ciccone leads Bollier Ciccone LLP’s civil law practice group, including the firm’s Construction, Real Estate, and Business Law sections. Tony has earned his stellar reputation for serving as a trusted advisor, effective and practical advocate, and formidable litigator. He is valued by clients and colleagues alike for his unflappable and sensible approach to problem-solving and dispute resolution and for pursuing favorable outcomes that reflect the goals of those he serves. A commercial litigator and business strategist at the core, Tony has resolved many disputes and other legal matters involving all areas of construction, real estate, and business law. Tony has also handled numerous transactional matters ranging from company buy-outs to residential real estate purchases and sales.

Among Tony’s clients are individuals and entities with a problem to solve – including property owners, developers, investors, landlords, contractors, subcontractors, and architectural and engineering firms. His experience is widespread and ranges from dispute resolution and litigation of the purchase and sale of residential and commercial real estate; to construction claims, including payment disputes, breach of contract, design controversies, change orders and extras, project delays, lien and bonds, and all other related claims. Tony also has extensive business and real estate experience involving partnership disputes, title and easement matters, lot line and adjustment, and restrictive covenants, including title and HOA restrictions.

With client matters that range from thousands to millions of dollars in value, Tony is all about realizing what each client needs to achieve their desired objective. He delivers a seemingly innate ability to predict how a negotiation or dispute will unfold and analyze his client’s paths to resolution given their specific scenario and within the framework of the law. He knows all too well that formal litigation can present obstacles to progress, and he seeks out opportunities to leverage formal and informal negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and other conciliatory opportunities for dispute resolution. However, in the event his client chooses to go through litigation and trial, Tony delivers the veritable advocacy prowess required to succeed before judges and juries throughout the State of Texas.

Appreciated for being down-to-earth and approachable, Tony tells his client’s story in the most persuasive way imaginable. Trustworthy and believable, Tony delivers an agile mindset that allows him to think around the corner when assessing the situation and trying to find a resolution.

Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Tony is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor extended to only the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys annually. Tony was also invited to serve in the Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust, included among Texas Super Lawyers, participated in the Austin Essentials Leadership program, and maintains an AVVO “Superb” rating.

  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law
  • J.D., The University of Texas, School of Law
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin
Licenses, Certifications and Bar Admissions
  • Board Certified in Construction Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • LEED Green Associate
  • State Bar of Texas, 2003
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Lloyd Lochridge American Inns of Court
  • Construction Law Section, Advisory Council, Travis County Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member, Board of Directors, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Construction Law Section, Litigation and Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Lifetime Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (honor extended to only one-third of one-percent of attorneys)
  • Invited participant, Austin Business Journal Leadership Trust
  • Graduate, Austin Essentials Class, Leadership Austin, 2012
  • Member, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Construction Law, Real Estate, and Litigation Sections, Austin Bar Association
Honors and Awards
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, as published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2017 – 2019
  • AVVO Superb Rated Attorney, 2014–present
Seminars and Presentations
  • “Update of Mechanics Lien Laws,” Speaker, Construction Law Section of the Travis County Bar Association, January 2022
  • “8 Most Important Contract Provisions for Subcontractor Advice on How to Understand Your Contract & Keep It Simple, Austin, Texas,” Speaker, Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Texas, 2021
  • “Tips to Manage Failing Business Contracts,” Speaker, SCORE Presentation, 2020
  • “Tips and Strategies to Manage Construction Contracts & Work Production During COVID-19,” Speaker, Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Texas, 2020
  • “Overview of the Construction Industry and Glossary of Construction Terms,” Speaker, Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Basic Course in Texas Construction Law, October 2020
  • “Texas Liens and Bonds, Austin, Texas,” Speaker, Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Texas, 2019
  • “Continuing Guarantees, Online e-Notarization, & Credit Card Fees,” Speaker, NACM (National Association of Credit Managers,” August 2018
  • “Electronic Signatures & Uniform Electronic Transaction Act,” Speaker, NACM (National Association of Credit Managers), May 2018
  • “Joint Check Agreements and Other Issues,” Speaker, NACM (National Association of Credit Managers), Southwest Exchange, May 2017
Articles and Publications
  • “Legal Pitfalls in Green Construction Contracts Pt. II,” 9 Austin Construction News 16, September 2009
  • “Legal Pitfalls in Green Construction Contracts Pt. I, 9 Austin Construction News 17, August 2009
  • “Tips for Perfecting Mechanic’s Liens,” 9 Austin Construction News 16, July 2009
  • “Time Well Wasted,” co-authored with David Haines, Kendall Publications, 2008
  • “Doing Interested Director Transactions The Right Way,” co-authored with Keith Ward, Executive Legal Advisor, Spring 2007
  • “Doing Interested Director Transactions The Right Way,” co-authored with Keith Ward, 22 Texas Lawyer 25, November 20, 2006
  • “The Constitutional Right to Vote is Not a Duty,” 23 Hamline Journal of Law & Public Policy 325, Spring 2002