Paul L. Mitchell

Paul L. Mitchell

Hicks Thomas LLP

Recognized since 2019

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Energy Law

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Paul has a broad litigation practice, with the primary focus of representing companies in the energy sector in commercial litigation, arbitration, corporate investigations, and related matters. As a former partner in the Baker Botts Trial Department and the Andrews Kurth Litigation Section, Paul brings more than 20 years of big firm experience in complex litigation with two of the oldest and most respected law firms in Texas.

In the area of litigation, Paul has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, including commercial, oil and gas, real estate, and copyright litigation. He has both prosecuted and defended cases involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, copyright and trademark infringement, and numerous other matters.

His experience in corporate investigations has included representation of corporations and audit committees in investigations and disclosures to the SEC and DOJ of transactions implicating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, investigations of alleged internal wrongdoing implicating Sarbanes-Oxley, investigations implicating the antitrust laws, and investigations on behalf of special litigation committees in connection with shareholder derivative actions.

Primary Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Disputes and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • Anti-Corruption and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

  • 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300
    Houston, TX 77002
  • University of Houston, J.D., summa cum laude, graduated 1986
  • Rice University, B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1986
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Association - Member
  • Houston Bar Association - Fellow
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit - Member
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Hicks Thomas LLP
Headquarters: Houston, Texas

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Energy Law
  • Recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2023

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2005-2007, 2012-2023
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Profiled as "Litigator of the Week" in "Devon's Data-Driven Suit," by Texas Lawyer (October 3, 2011)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation - Construction

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