Practice Areas

Appellate Law

Whether the goal is to reverse an adverse judgment or to protect a favorable judgment from reversal, our attorneys regularly represent individuals and business in all aspects of civil appellate work, including the filing of notices of appeal and petitions for review, handling appellate motion practice, preparing appellate briefs, and arguing appeals. We have experience handling a wide variety of cases in the United States Courts of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Courts of Appeals. Our recent appellate cases have included contractual disputes, construction defects, premises liabilty/negligent security claims and insurance coverage disputes.

Auto/Truck Accidents

A cornerstone of our legal practice has been the representation of corporate clients involved in personal injury, wrongful death and property damages suits arising from automobile and trucking accidents. Our attorneys often receive same-day notice of serious vehicular accidents and coordinate and direct on-site investigations, surveys and accident reconstruction. We take all steps necessary to preserve critical evidence, interview witnesses and retain appropriate forensic experts to best position our clients to defend and prevail against ensuing claims.

Commercial

We represent local and national corporations and individual consumers in a wide variety of commercial matters, including contractual and insurance disputes. Our attorneys have a wealth of litigation experience in complex litigation including class action suits and first party insurance litigation. Whether providing advice during contractual negotiations or representation in arbitration or court proceedings, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to formulate and execute winning strategies for their commercial clients.

Construction

Our attorneys handle a wide range of construction related matters, primarily in the context of litigation. We have represented owners, builders, general contractors, subcontractors and insurers in many aspects of the construction process. Whether drafting and negotiating construction contracts, perfecting and enforcing liens, or defending disputes arising from claims for defects in construction, design, delay, performance or warranty, our attorneys have the experience to provide our construction clients effective and successful representation.

Dram Shop

We have vast experience in the representation of clients in the food and beverage industry in dram shop lawsuits involving allegations of the service of alcoholic beverages to patrons in violation of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Our attorneys have assembled a network of highly respected medical and toxicological consultants specifically for this area of practice and have successfully defended many dram shop lawsuits.

Fire & Electrical Accidents

We have a distinguished history representing products manufacturers, electrical utilities and electrical contractors in fire and electrical litigation. Our attorneys handle property damage, personal injury and death claims arising in a variety of settings, including high-rise fires, warehouse and manufacturing facilities, refineries and chemical plants, commercial establishments, apartment complexes, single family residences and manufactured homes.

Industrial Accidents

We frequently represent clients in the petrochemical field and other industries involved in mass tort, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and property damage lawsuits. We have defended numerous lawsuits involving allegations of defective engineering design, construction and negligence in plant operations. Our attorneys have access to leading electrical engineering, electrical, metallurgical, medical and other forensic experts to address all aspects of defending industrial accident lawsuits. We have the experience to identify the issues and develop evidence necessary for a successful defense of these complex claims.

Premises Liability

We routinely represent builders, owners and lessors in a variety of premises liability matters involving allegations of unreasonably dangerous conditions, inadequate security and/or negligent activities giving rise to personal injury or property damage. Our premises liability experience runs the gamut from small commercial and residential properties to large apartment complexes, hotels, sporting arenas, convention centers and industrial facilities. Our attorneys effectively handle all types of premises cases ranging from minor slip and falls to sexual assaults and other claims involving potentially high exposure.

Products Liability

Our attorneys regularly represent a broad spectrum of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers in complex products liability matters, including automotive and truck components and tires, industrial manufacturing equipment, heavy equipment, petrochemical production and refining equipment, building materials, elevators, escalators, respiratory and personal protective equipment, residential and commerical appliances, water heaters, power and hand tools, medical devices, textiles and food and beverages.

Toxic Tort

Our firm has been involved in toxic tort personal injury litigation since the inception of the asbestos mass tort docket in the late 1960's. We have represented major product manufacturers including Owens-Corning, Eagle-Pitcher, Celotex, Raymark, Unarco and the Asbestos Claims Facility. We have defended cases involving serious personal injury or death allegedly caused by exposure to asbestos, silica, benzene, hydrogen sulfide and various other chemicals or sources of contamination.