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Ryan Cantú, an associate with the firm, has experience in a broad variety of insurance-related matters, including coverage advice, first-party insurance disputes regarding property damage and duties to defend and indemnify, and third-party cases involving personal injury, premises liability, construction, and oil-well accidents. Currently, his practice consists primarily of personal-injury...
Jaime M. DeWees
Jaime DeWees is an associate at the firm’s Dallas office who focuses her practice on real estate and commercial litigation, labor and employment matters, and intellectual property. As a resourceful and solution-oriented litigator, Jaime manages complex litigation, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings, from inception to resolution in state and federal forums....
Demetri Economou practices in the Energy Group and focuses on labor and employment law and litigation matters. He regularly advises clients on unfair employment practices under the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, ADEA/OWBPA, and state employment laws, as well as handling special issues for reductions in force. His experience includes practice in...
Daniel Guerra is a director in the Litigation Section and co-chair of the Firm’s Transportation Practice Group. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout the state. He formally is part of the Houston office but lives in Austin and routinely handles matters along the Austin–San Antonio corridor....
Richard L. Hathaway
Richard Hathaway, a Director of the Firm, is a trial lawyer who practices in the Commercial Litigation Section. He has significant experience in federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. Richard represents a wide range of clients from individuals and small proprietors to large corporate entities and Fortune 500 companies....
Andrea “AJ” Johnson, a director at the Firm, has been practicing in employment law and employment/commercial litigation for more than 30 years. She represents clients all over the nation, provides day-to-day advice on critical, time-sensitive business and employment matters, has tried numerous cases to successful verdict and/or to dispositive adjudication,...
Michael A. Logan
Michael Logan is a founding director of the Firm and chairs the Litigation Section. He has over 30 years of experience in federal and state court representing privately held businesses, financial institutions, publicly traded companies and insurers in employment, tort, real estate, construction, energy and complex business litigation.
Bruce C. Morris
Bruce "Chip" Morris, a Director in the Houston office, is the head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Whether it’s recovering lost profits for the patent holder of one of the most successful infomercial products, protecting the trade secrets of how to build the world’s fastest street car, representing a...
William R. Pilat
Mr. Pilat, a director of the Firm, practices in the Litigation Section, with an emphasis in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, casualty and personal injury claims, insurance coverage analysis and litigation, and appellate law. Mr. Pilat has zealously represented clients in handling claims in state and federal courts...
Trent W. Rexing
Trent Rexing has a passion for solving his clients' problems and uses a collaborative approach to achieve results that are in their best interest. By leveraging his experience and attention to detail, Trent is able to navigate complex legal issues to develop creative and effective solutions for his clients. Trent...
Robert L. Rickman
Rob Rickman leads the Firm's employment practice group and is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His experience covers all areas of employment-related matters, including theft and misappropriation of trade secrets disputes, non-compete cases, and disputes arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the...
Kenneth C. Riney
Kenneth Riney, a Director at the Firm, practices in the Litigation Section. He has practiced civil trial law for over a decade. Kenneth's practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability and product liability. He has defended numerous businesses in the retail, hospitality, restaurant, entertainment, multifamily residential and manufacturing...
Marcy L. Rothman
Marcy Rothman practices in the Litigation Section. Her experience includes favorable results in civil trials, administrative proceedings, arbitrations, appeals and negotiated resolutions. She has participated in approximately 100 trials to verdict, two-thirds of which she has handled as first chair trial attorney. She has handled appeals and has successfully represented clients before...
Brian M. Stork
Brian Stork, a Director with the Firm, practices in the Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections, with an emphasis in business litigation, labor and employment law, catastrophic personal injury losses and real estate matters. Brian focuses on understanding his client's respective businesses and forming long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. Brian's business...