Arthur R. Almquist, a shareholder the firm's Houston office of MehaffyWeber, is Board Certified in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His primary practice area is complex litigation, and he has tried and/or handled a wide variety of civil litigation including asbestos and benzene premises claims. Art is a national trial team member for one of his clients. He has also represented individual companies or joint defense groups in litigation arising out of a chemical plant in McAllen, Texas; the Longhorn Army Ammunition plant in Marshall, Texas; and another large chemical facility in Marshall, Texas where the claims involve mixed chemical exposures to the work force with varied alleged injuries
Additionally, Art has had extensive experience in the area of governmental liability and has represented San Jacinto County starting with the ACLU class action arising from the actions of the sheriff of the county that are chronicled in the book, Terror on Highway 59. He has represented and tried § 1983 cases for the City of Galveston and the City of Nederland. He has represented an engineering company in a professional liability claim arising out of the collapse of an offshore well support structure and has also handled and tried other cases involving professional liability claims and legal malpractice litigation. He has tried products liability claims involving products ranging from aluminum ladders to truck tires and has represented parties on both sides of the docket in contested probate matters. He has successfully argued cases before the Texas Supreme Court and United States Fifth Court of Appeals as well as several Texas Courts of Appeal.