In a city that’s home to over 20 Fortune 500 companies and widely known as the energy capital of the world, our transactional, litigation, regulatory, and intellectual property lawyers meet a range of client needs. Major industry players repeatedly turn to our team for advice.

The facts about Houston

  • Our team includes almost 35 lawyers and 25 professionals.
  • We typically have 5-6 summer associates join us each year.
  • Our partners have been recognized as top practitioners in their fields by industry-leading publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Legal 500.
  • Our roster includes a former trial judge and highly acclaimed international litigators.
  • We’re located in the heart of downtown with direct access to all Metro Light Rail lines and close proximity to hotels, restaurants, and new residential projects.
  • Our building is LEED Silver Certified, and our space offers a bright, open design with floor-to-ceiling windows, a high-end conference center, state-of-the-art technology, an abundance of meeting spaces, and a wellness room.  It also has beautifully designed coffee bars, custom-designed furniture throughout, height-adjustable desks, and a lounge area overlooking Allen’s Landing. 
  • Our building features a state-of-the-art fitness center on the second floor, which employees can use at no cost. Bike storage is also available on site.
  • We like to be social – we celebrate milestones, try new workouts, host impromptu happy hours in the Landing (one of our communal spaces), cheer on our World Champion Astros, and enjoy annual summer and holiday gatherings.
Our areas of practice

  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
Our professional services departments

  • Administrative Support
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Practice Support

Our pro bono work

We successfully represented a prisoner who was housed in administrative segregation and kept isolated in his cell for 23-24 hours per day for consecutive days – and sometimes weeks – without access to a shower, recreation time, or nutritional meals. We obtained a settlement as well as non-monetary relief, including a court-ordered emergency trip to the prison’s commissary so the client could make purchases in time for his birthday.

We obtained a very favorable settlement in the Southern District of Texas for an inmate at the Harris County jail in his Section 1983 civil rights lawsuit over inadequate dental care, which is a rare outcome for such cases. We not only obtained all the non-monetary relief our client sought, but also secured an opinion that will likely help protect the rights of all inmates to adequate care. 

We partner with legal service providers to match lawyers, or teams of lawyers, with direct representation matters in both the litigation and corporate contexts, including the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Tahirih Justice Center, KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), the Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y del Gas de Houston, and the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.

Our community outreach

We regularly volunteer at the Houston Food Bank to assist with meal preparation and packaging for daily distribution, and at the Houston Area Women’s Center to assist with administrative tasks, awareness projects, and event support.  In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we increased our work with these organizations to help get food and other basic necessities to local residents that were impacted.

Every December, we host a toy drive on behalf of BE A Resource (BEAR) for CPS Kids to provide holiday gifts to abused and neglected children.

We team up with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund for their annual One Walk to help raise funds for Type 1 diabetes research. 

Contact details

Karla E. Aranda
Office Administrator

Summer associates and legal professionals: [email protected]

Professional services: [email protected]