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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Robert C. Alden was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Robert C. Alden

Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Litigation - First Amendment Corporate Governance Law Corporate Compliance Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - ERISA
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas New York, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Marshall, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Commercial Litigation Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Aviation Law Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Construction Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Trademark Law Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance
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  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial International Trade and Finance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mediation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation First Amendment Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Media Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Texarkana, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation and Controversy - Tax Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Real Estate Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Midland, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Natural Resources Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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Robert M. Hoffman was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Robert M. Hoffman

DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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Martha Hardwick Hofmeister was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Martha Hardwick Hofmeister

Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Health Care Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Commercial Litigation Antitrust Law Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Real Estate
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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C. Thomas Kruse was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. Thomas Kruse

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration - Commercial Commercial Litigation Arbitration International Arbitration - Governmental
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Transportation Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Aviation Law
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Oil and Gas Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Patent
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Patent Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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C. Michael Moore was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. Michael Moore

DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Amarillo, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Galveston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Beaumont, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.