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Firm Profile

MehaffyWeber

Firm Profile

Houston

  • Profile
  • One Allen Center
  • 500 Dallas, Suite 1200
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002

Firm profile submitted by MehaffyWeber

Chairman: Robert A. Black
Managing Shareholders: Robert A. Black, Michele Smith, Art Almquist, Barbara Barron, Paul Heyburn
Number of Shareholders: 26
Number of lawyers: 40
Languages: English

FIRM OVERVIEW:
A powerhouse litigation firm for more than 70 years, MehaffyWeber has represented nearly one-third of the Fortune 100 companies in the United States. The firm has handled legal matters in more than half the counties in the state of Texas including high stakes personal injury, products liability, toxic tort and commercial litigation for clients of all sizes. The firm has achieved success in some very high profile cases. These include a complete defense verdict in a $173 million environmental claim that was recognized as an AMLAW Top 10 Defense Verdict of the Year and a defense verdict in a seven week trial in which the plaintiff’s counsel argued for $44 million in actual and $1 billion in punitive damages. The firm is consistently ranked as a 'Go-To Law Firm' by Fortune Magazine, named as a 'Tier 1 Law Firm' in Best Lawyers© in America, and is one of the two Texas-based members of the global legal network Mackrell International; recognized by Chambers Global as a “Top Ranked Leading Law Firm Network.”

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Commercial Litigation:

MehaffyWeber’s commercial team offers experienced trial lawyers who provide creative solutions to complex problems. The firm has represented energy and petrochemical companies, investor groups and high technology companies as well as small closely held corporations to Fortune 500 companies. The commercial experience also includes investment banking, securities, oil and gas operation and property ownership. Our team has handled matters involving real estate, business litigation, bankruptcy and creditors rights, patents, commercial finance, fraud, and deceptive trade practices among others.
Contact: M.C. Carrington
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Products/Premises/Toxic Tort Litigation:
MehaffyWeber defends major corporations in products liability and premises liability suits brought by plaintiffs alleging personal injury and property damage from environmental and occupational exposure to a variety of products. The firm has extensive experience in defending claims involving products which allegedly contain such toxic substances as asbestos, silica, coke dust, talc, cadmium, chromium, manganese, beryllium, butadiene, formaldehyde, chlordane, vinyl chloride, various herbicides, and benzene, among others. The firm uses up to date technology and efficient management practices to successfully defend large dockets. The teams recognize that some cases should be tried and welcome the opportunity to try the case and the attorneys have extensive trial experience. In addition to the firm’s extensive involvement in major toxic tort cases that include large numbers of plaintiffs and defendants, Barbara Barron presently has a major role in the asbestos and silica MDL’s.
Contact: Sandra Clark
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Arthur Almquist
Tel: 713 655 1200
Email: [email protected]

Insurance Litigation:
MehaffyWeber handles sophisticated insurance coverage matters and first party claims. The team has experience in many lines of coverage work including duty to defend analysis, policy conditions, contractual coverage, additional insured obligations and exclusions. Experienced litigators stand ready to assist clients in the handling of complex liability and first party coverage suits.
Contact: Barbara Barron
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Environmental:
MehaffyWeber has a wide-ranging environmental law practice covering many aspects of the federal and state environmental regulations. Its environmental clients range from multi-national chemical concerns to municipalities to sole proprietorships. The lawyers practicing in this area have varied experience and training in the environmental field. Paul Heyburn successfully defended his clients in the Eastern District of Texas in a lengthy trial related to the Turtle Bayou waste site. M. C. Carrington and Sandra Clark successfully defended our client in an alleged deep well contamination case that was named a Top 10 Defense Verdict by the National Law Journal.
Contact: Paul Heyburn
Tel: 713 655 1200
Email: [email protected]

General Litigation:
MehaffyWeber, PC is a Go-To Law Firm® in the practice area of general litigation. For more than seventy years the firm has provided its clients with innovative approaches that have achieved excellent results in a wide range of litigation matters. The goal is to collaborate with clients to reach the results they want. Partnering with clients drives the strategies necessary to achieve a successful conclusion.
Contact: Michele Smith
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Construction Litigation:
MehaffyWeber’s Construction team provides a broad range of services to contractors, state and local governments, and private parties engaged in construction transactions and dispute resolution. The attorneys can negotiate construction contracts to help prevent disputes from arising. When disputes do arise, the construction law team has extensive experience prosecuting and defending disputes in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Contact: Michele Smith
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected] 
Contact: David Wilson
Tel: 713 655 1200
Email: [email protected]

Oil & Gas, Energy Litigation:
Mehaffy Weber handles disputes over mineral title ownership, operating agreements, surface use and damages, water use, pipeline right-of-way and condemnation, bad faith pooling, oil and gas lease covenants, lease forfeiture, royalty underpayment and pricing, salt water disposal, and environmental damages and clean-up.
Contact: Corey Seel
Tel: 713 655 1200
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul Heyburn
Tel: 713 655 1200
Email: [email protected]

Labor and Employment Law:
This team assists employers to maintain competitive and productive, but also positive workplaces. A goal of the labor and employment practice is prevention of workplace problems by tailoring plans that comply with federal and state labor laws and help reduce employee disputes. If disputes occur, the attorneys work to resolve them early to avoid the costs and burdens of litigation. If litigation is the best approach, our litigation attorneys aggressively defend the clients. The team primarily defends claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, civil rights violations, retaliation, whistleblower violations, wrongful discipline and discharge, compensation violations, and other workplace claims against employers – both pre-suit and in formal proceedings.
Contact: Barbara Barron;
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law:
This team has broad experience in litigating matters that have a direct effect on the law applicable to pharmaceutical and medical device cases. The firm’s pharmaceutical and medical device defense lawyers have acted as national and regional counsel and tried significant cases throughout Texas. The team has extensive experience working with experts in a variety of fields including medical causation, labelling and recall. The team has played an integral role in developing the defense in latex glove, hormone replacement therapy and diet drug litigation.
Contact: Michele Smith
Tel: 409 835-5011
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sandra Clark
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Probate & Fiduciary Litigation:
The probate and fiduciary litigation team combines experience and resources to handle today’s highly-specialized probate and fiduciary litigation often involving complex issues at both the trial and appellate levels. Members of this group have successfully represented individuals, charitable organizations, educational institutions, banks and trust companies in matters spanning the full spectrum of probate and estate issues.
Contact: Sandra Clark
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Joseph Broussard
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Professional Liability:
MehaffyWeber’s professional liability attorneys lead by Louis M. Scofield, Jr., are acutely aware of how to defend clients against claims involving any type of professional malpractice including, accounting, legal, medical and need malpractice as well as disciplinary actions. The professional liability attorneys have the knowledge and experience to confidently address and defend civil liability claims and/or professional disciplinary actions including negotiated resolutions, summary judgments, trials and appeals.
Contact: Louis M. Scofield, Jr.
Tel: 409 835 5011
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 823 Congress Avenue,
  • Suite 200,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • 78701
  • Tel +1 512 394 3840
  • Fax +1 512 394 3860
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 2615 Calder Avenue,
  • Suite 800,
  • Beaumont,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77702
  • Tel +1 409 835 5011
  • Fax +1 409 835 5177
  • Email : [email protected]
  • One Allen Center,
  • 500 Dallas, Suite 1200,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 655 1200
  • Fax +1 713 655 0222
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 4040 Broadway Street,
  • Suite 200,
  • San Antonio,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel +1 210 824 0009
  • Fax +1 210 824 9429
  • Email : [email protected]