Jay N. Gross headshotJAY N. GROSS



Jay N. Gross is an open-minded attorney who will look at the specifics of the case from a new perspective. Mr. Gross has over 30 years of experience practicing law. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gross practiced at Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. and served as a general counsel for Texas State Optical. He has now been with Hicks Thomas LLP for over 20 years. His practice is tailored to general civil litigations with an emphasis in commercial disputes and civil appeals.

Mr. Gross is licensed to practice before various courts, including:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Practice Emphasis

  • General Civil Litigation with an emphasis in commercial disputes and civil appeals


  • Yale University (B.A., cum laude, with distinction in the major, 1982)
  • University of Texas (J.D. 1985)

Honors & Distinctions

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 2020

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association

Civic & Professional Activities

  • Author of "Antitrust Modernization Commission" which appeared in the National Law Journal.
  • Former Board Member of the American Jewish Committee, Houston Chapter
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the ADL, Southwest Region

Representative Cases

  • R.R. Street Environmental Litigation
    • Gross prepared the legal analyses and briefs pertaining to the environmental claims in order to assist in the discovery of cases in California, New Jersey, New York and Texas.
  • Allied Bank v. Duerr-Dealy
    • Serving as a counsel for a bank in dispute over security interests, Gross obtained judgment bank in case of first impression alleging that wastewater capacity reservation was security for obligation to bank.
  • U.S. Liquids v. National Union Insurance
    • Gross was a defense counsel for a waste management company in a coverage dispute with the insurer over claims in nationwide securities class action. He argued an appeal of first impression regarding the scope of pollution exclusion coverage clause before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Grocers Supply, Inc. v. Powell
    • Gross served as counsel for a product distributor. He obtained conditional writ of mandamus for the Texas Court of Appeals which directed the trial court to hear company claims.