Courtney E. Ervin

Courtney E. Ervin

Hicks Thomas LLP

Recognized since 2021

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Energy Law

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Courtney Ervin is a partner at Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP. She focuses her practice on high-stakes commercial litigation in state and federal courts, and in arbitration where she has served as lead counsel for Fortune 500 companies and independent companies in the oil and gas, energy and insurance industries. Ms. Ervin also represents clients in the construction, real estate, private equity, information technology and health care industries. Courtney is quick thinking and nimble, allowing her to effectively represent her clients’ interests in the courtroom and the boardroom.

Ms. Ervin has been named as one of the leading Energy Litigation lawyers in the U.S. by The Legal 500 and named to the “Texas Super Lawyers” listing, as published in Texas Monthly. A graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. Ms. Ervin is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and the Texas Bar Foundation.

  • 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
    Houston, TX 77002
  • University of Houston, J.D., graduated 2005
  • Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science, graduated 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association - CLE Institutes Co-Chair (2016-2017)
  • Houston Bar Association - CLE Online Videos Chair (2017-2018)
  • Houston Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Gender Fairness Committee - Member (2012-2014)
  • Houston Bar Association, Professionalism Committee - Member (2012-2013)
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • UH Law Center 100% Challenge - Chair (2017-2020)
  • UH Law Center Gala - Host Committee (2017-2020)
  • Women's Energy Network - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

Hicks Thomas LLP
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

12 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Energy Law
  • Ranked by Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation (2023)

  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation (2021-2023)

  • Named a Premier Women in Law honoree by the Association of Women Attorneys – Houston (2023)

  • Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024)
  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2020-2023)
  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (published Texas Monthly) (2015-2018)
  • HBA Presidents Award (2017)
  • Top Lawyer in Houston, Houstonia Magazine (2016)
  • Profiled as a Leading Energy Litigation Lawyer, The US Legal 500 (2016)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Oil and Gas Law

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The Breadwinner

by Courtney E. Ervin

Two lawyers, one big life decision: How my husband and I are working to eradicate the stigma of putting my career first.

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