The firm was founded in 2007 by lawyers from Vinson & Elkins and King & Spalding who saw a demand for sophisticated, efficient, non-conflicted litigation services in the Houston market. Since then, we have grown into a 19-lawyer litigation and arbitration boutique with national and international reach.

Over the past 15 years, we have defeated billions of dollars in claims for defendants and collected more than $500 million for plaintiffs in the areas of energy, healthcare, construction, corporate and securities litigation, and appellate work. Our lawyers routinely prevail at trial before federal and state courts throughout the United States and represent clients in domestic and international arbitrations. We also have an excellent track record of overturning adverse decisions and preserving victories in civil cases.

They combine exceptional skill in the courtroom with a pragmatic, business-oriented approach to cases. Time and time again, they get excellent results.

Steve Putman, General Counsel
Black Stone Minerals

We have been recognized by every major U.S. rankings organization, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Global Arbitration Review. Most important, we win top marks from clients who count on us to deliver consistently successful outcomes.

How We Work

We bring our A-Team. We utilize a tightly knit, coordinated team of experienced lawyers to evaluate and handle each case. The partners you hire are your main contacts throughout the engagement. Our hands-on approach is reflected in our strong track record of successful outcomes.

You pay for results, not activity. Our business model seeks to align your interests with ours. To this end, we offer several alternatives to standard hourly billing arrangements, including flat fee, performance-based or contingent fee, and hybrid fee arrangements. Whichever option you choose, our goal is to provide value through proper staffing, efficiency, and ability.

We will try your case. Our lawyers not only command broad subject matter expertise, but have an exceptional record of courtroom success. In an era of trial lawyers with little to no courtroom experience, we consistently prevail at trial. And because our opponents know we will take your case to court, they are often willing to negotiate a favorable settlement.

You will always get their full attention and best work. That’s saying something, because they are exceptional lawyers.

– Principal, Employee benefits consulting firm


In this digital age, technology can make or break a case. We give clients an edge through compelling courtroom graphics that help judges and juries understand and retain critical information. We also utilize sophisticated databases in discovery and at depositions and hearings.

  • Arbitrations often afford minimal deposition discovery due to procedural limitations, meaning that much testimony is heard for the first time at evidentiary hearings. When this happens, we are able to locate contradictory documents and other relevant exhibits in real time through a search of tens of thousands of files.
  • Complex, multinational cases may involve millions of documents and terabytes of data. We utilize the state-of-the-art Ipro Enterprise solution to quickly process and review large blocks of data, streamlining workflow and keeping the materials in-house for increased security. In a recent case, we saved our client $7 million by reducing a review from 9 million to under 4 million documents, 1 million of which were produced for analysis.
  • State-of-the-art graphics have revolutionized the presentation of technical issues in courtrooms and before arbitral tribunals. Our graphics are created in-house and include three-dimensional animations as well as interactive maps, charts, and other presentations.

As these tools evolve, we will continue to leverage advanced technology to provide innovative, defensible, and cost-effective e-discovery and litigation support services to our clients.