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About Robin L. Harrison

Robin Harrison has represented plaintiffs and defendants in trials and arbitrations in venues from Cuero, Texas to Paris, France for more than 35 years. He has extensive experience handling cases involving breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, fraud and misrepresentation, professional liability, and business owner/ “business divorce” disputes. He has assisted numerous clients in several different industries, including construction, oil and gas, banking and investments, computer software development, industrial and consumer product manufacturing, and real estate. When representing parties asserting affirmative claims for damages in trials and arbitrations, he often works under contingent fee and other alternative fee arrangements.

Mr. Harrison is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His commitment to excellence has earned him recognition as a “Leading Individual in Texas Litigation” by Chambers and Partners Publishing and by Best Lawyers in America for commercial and oil and gas litigation. He has received recognition in Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyers listing every year since 2004, including recognition on its list of Top 100 Lawyers in Houston each year since 2017. In addition, the National Trial Lawyers Association has selected him as a member of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers and he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Commentators in the prestigious Chambers USA’s recent publications describe Mr. Harrison as “terrific,” “an A+ business trial lawyer,” “very effective in the courtroom” and “a strong choice to handle high-stakes commercial disputes.”

Mr. Harrison is a member of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts, the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. He maintains memberships in a host of professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Association, for which he served as a Director of the Litigation Section from 1997 to 2001. He is also a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, where he was director from 2002 to 2004.

Mr. Harrison is also an active contributor to publications and a speaker at continuing legal education conferences of the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas’s Business Torts Institute, and the American Bar Association, to name a few.

Mr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Michigan, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with high honors in 1978 and his Juris Doctorate degree in 1981. After graduating from law school, he joined one of Houston's top law firms and then moved to the premier business litigation firm, Miller Keeton Bristow & Brown, where he became a partner in 1987. He went on to found Campbell Harrison & Dagley L.L.P. in 1991 where he practiced until 2016 when he joined the team at Hicks Thomas LLP.

Practice Emphasis

  • Commercial Litigation - contracts, business torts, fiduciary duties, business owner disputes, professional liability, intellectual property


  • University of Michigan (JD, 1981; BA, 1978)
    • High honors
    • High distinction
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth and Tenth Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • Southern, Northern, and Eastern Federal District Courts of Texas

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation and Oil and Gas Law
  • Recognized as a Leading Individual in Texas Business Litigation by Chambers and Partners Publishing
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Named to the Texas Super Lawyers listing in Business Litigation by Thomson Reuters every year since 2004 and Top 100 Lawyers in Houston each year since 2017
  • Recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Litigators in America (2023-2024)
  • Recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Energy Lawyers (2024)
  • Recognized in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2024)
  • Benchmark Litigation Star (2024)

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • American, Texas, and Houston Bar Associations

Representative Cases

  • $34,200,000 jury verdict against NYSE company in favor of equity investors and subsidiary company president in action for breach of contract for the sale of the subsidiary, wrongful termination, and defamation of company president.
  • $265,765,000 class action recovery for Enron 401K and ESOP Plan participants following the collapse and bankruptcy of the company.
  • $11,300,000 class action recovery for investors in case against national accounting firm for securities fraud.
  • $6,000,000 recovery for seller of a business against national accounting firm in action for fraud and misrepresentation arising out of purchaser's default under purchase agreement.
  • $4,000,000 recovery for minor child in products liability suit against automobile manufacturer, dealer, and service company for negligence and products liability resulting in catastrophic burn injuries.
  • Defense jury verdict in trademark and trade dress infringement suit brought by former distributor against national construction equipment manufacturer.
  • Successful defense of Fortune 500 oilfield equipment manufacturer in international arbitration proceeding against claims that late equipment deliveries caused lost drilling contracts, alleging damages in excess of $1.5 billion.
  • Defense of offshore oil and gas drilling company in personal injury action arising out of rig construction accident in Singapore.