Hicks Thomas LLP is one of Houston’s premier litigation boutiques led by experienced senior trial lawyers whose talents rival those in the litigation departments of any of Houston’s global law firms. Based in Texas, the firm handles client matters across the country. With a commitment to client service, Hicks Thomas offers superior value to clients facing the significant costs and uncertainty inherent in complex litigation.
Here are some things their clients typically say:
Relentless advocates and fearless in court.
They are ready for the courtroom and the Board Room.
They understand our business.
We get their undivided attention.
Hicks Thomas lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in and out of the courtroom in a broad range of industries and litigation practice areas. Clients hire the lawyers at Hicks Thomas not only for their broad range of subject matter expertise, but also, and more especially, for their strategic insights in managing disputes from pre litigation advice through trial and appeal. Senior Management hire Hicks Thomas for their track record and dedication to delivering results. In-house litigation managers want to work with Hicks Thomas because they know they will have the benefit of top notch trial lawyers who are collaborative, easy to work with, and understand how to succeed both in court and for the business.
The firm’s lawyers are widely recognized as part of the upper echelon of the trial bar. Several of the firm’s attorneys are Board Certified in specialties such as Civil Trial Law, Civil Appellate Law, and Personal Injury Trial Law. The firm is also consistently recognized as a top law firm by publications such as Chambers USA, U.S. News – Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation and the Super Lawyers Guide. Nearly all of the firm’s lawyers are recognized by national peer-review legal guides, including Super Lawyers.
Our track record of success has made us a “go to” firm for clients facing complex litigation challenges. Founded in 1997, Hicks Thomas is entering its third decade of operation and has offices in Houston, Austin, Beaumont and Amarillo, Texas, and Sacramento, California.
King & Spalding’s Litigation practice is nationally and internationally recognized for its ability to litigate successfully the most difficult, high-stakes cases.For decades, our litigators have helped leading businesses succeed in commercial disputes.The practice has a record of winning trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients across all industries, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services sectors. Our cross-firm, multidisciplinary team of attorneys tries high-stakes cases, resolves complex, multiparty disputes, and manages public relations for the most sensitive client matters. Our ranks include former high-ranking DOJ officials; former officials from SEC, EPA, FCC, FDA and FIC; and more than 30 former judicial clerks at the trial or appellate level.
Trial skills matter—even in a world where few disputes ever see the inside of a courtroom.
Winston & Strawn has built a reputation as a trial lawyers’ firm. Our litigation lawyers are fully prepared to defend our clients’ interests in court, both in the United States and around the world. From compliance counseling to mediation, settlement negotiation, motion practice, trial, and appeal, Winston offers a full-service litigation law firm capable of meeting our clients’ business and legal objectives, whatever they may be.
Our litigators are some of the most seasoned in the industry, bringing extensive courtroom experience to every matter our firm handles. This experience enables us to spot outcome-determinative legal issues earlier so we can prepare compelling arguments that support our clients’ positions. What’s more, our long history of taking cases to trial – and winning – gives our clients tremendous settlement leverage with their adversaries, as well as confidence in a successful outcome if and when they go to trial.
Winston’s global team of more than 500 litigators on three continents approaches every case with strategic focus, unrelenting advocacy, and intensive preparation. That’s why some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions have asked us to represent them in their most difficult litigation matters.
Founded in 1980, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is a premier full-service law firm located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With over 60 attorneys, we are recognized among the 25 largest firms in North Texas, and among the 60 largest firms in Texas.
Providing transactional and litigation services to a national and international client base ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Bell Nunnally has attorneys experienced in a full range of business matters including litigation, real estate, commercial finance, corporate and securities, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, health care, immigration, intellectual property, appeals, entertainment, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense.
Bell Nunnally litigators aggressively represent clients across many industries, always driven to achieve our clients’ goals and protect their interests. We have represented some of the largest corporations in America, as well as local businesses, government entities and individuals. Our practice encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, from pretrial matters through trial and all levels of appeal in state and federal courts. We also routinely represent clients in arbitral forums and before regulatory bodies. In addition to litigating individual matters, we have served as regional coordinating counsel for Fortune 500 companies and as de facto national counsel for clients. Not only are we skilled in trials and appeals, we also have a demonstrated record of resolving lawsuits favorably for our clients prior to trial. We have won numerous cases involving a wide variety of commercial issues and are well versed in complex litigation. Virtually no area of civil litigation is beyond our capabilities.
In every lawsuit, we strive to discover the strengths of our clients’ positions and uncover and capitalize on the weaknesses of the opposition. We understand that not all cases are destined for trial, so we evaluate creative solutions to disputes early and often to further our clients’ objectives. As experienced business litigators, we help clients evaluate litigation risks and develop a settlement strategy from the outset of a case when appropriate. Our litigators are seasoned, tough negotiators who guide our clients through settlement discussions from a position of strength. When a reasonable settlement is not possible, we aggressively represent our clients through trial — we are more than litigators; we are trial lawyers.
Our attorneys understand that client relationships extend beyond a single case, so we tailor each litigation plan to achieve our clients’ overall business objectives. We take our clients’ budgets into account, staffing cases leanly and making use of experiences to achieve cost effective solutions.
Obtained full acquittal for pharmacist in $100 million TRICARE health care fraud matter brought by federal government. TRICARE is a military service member and beneficiary health care program. The client was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and multiple counts of violations of the federal anti-kickback statute.
Obtained a $23.1 million judgement for a large United States cattle broker after client was defrauded by another Texas-based cattle broker. The case involved the untangling of a check-kiting scheme involving hundreds of transactions, tens of millions of dollars and thousands of head of cattle, which were allegedly bought and sold as part of a check-kiting scheme. The verdict is believed to represent one of the largest cattle frauds in Texas history.
Secured a favorable settlement for Sperlonga Data & Analytics Systems LLC in a $30 million breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets dispute.
Secured a unanimous jury verdict in a patent infringement case in favor of Odessa Separator, Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of award-winning downhole sand and gas separation products that are used in oil wells throughout the world. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $2 million.
Obtained a favorable settlement for Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, R Wings R Wild LLC (RWRW) in a $3 million class action dispute with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The central claim brought against RWRW, the owner/operator of over twenty Buffalo Wild Wings franchise locations, stemmed from a male bartender who alleged that in 2014 he applied for and was denied employment due to his gender. RWRW agreed to a nominal monetary settlement, a fraction of the total amount initially sought by the Commission, and it agreed to conduct sex discrimination training at its locations to demonstrate its continuing commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for all.
Fifteen Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America
Eighteen Bell Nunnally Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2021
D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2020” List Features Three Bell Nunnally Attorneys
Bell Nunnally Partner Jeff Ansley Ranked by Chambers USA
Nine Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to 2020 “Texas Rising Stars” List
Four Bell Nunnally Partners Featured on D Magazine’s 2020 “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” List
Bell Nunnally Named to “Best Law Firms” List in 14 Practice Areas
Eleven Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers 2019 List