Notable Cases

Notable Cases

Our clients regularly turn to us when the stakes are high. Trust, confidence, and experience give us the edge.

A sampling of notable matters includes:

Gulf Oil Disaster

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico not only wreaked environmental havoc, but the unprecedented spill had far reaching commercial consequences as well. Hicks Thomas was retained by one of the world's largest offshore drilling contractors to address these issues on its behalf. Among the matters being handled by the firm is litigation against BP for reneging on contracts for vessels to be provided to support cleanup efforts.

Corporate Crisis

When allegations of improper energy trading practices touched off numerous government investigations and civil lawsuits, the outside directors of this venerable Houston energy firm turned to Hicks Thomas for assistance in navigating through the crisis.

International Oil Rights

Facing Texas state court litigation and multi-venue international arbitration, the Croatian national oil company, INA Naftaplin, relied on Hicks Thomas to handle all facets of this dispute involving the oil rights in vast Syrian oil concessions. The case was resolved after trial phases in New York, Houston, and London.

High Stakes Finance

After litigation erupted between joint venture partners engaged in developing one of the world's largest credit card portfolios, Hicks Thomas was tapped by JP Morgan Chase to try this fast-track international arbitration.

Industry-Wide Antitrust Litigation

Hicks Thomas fended off nationwide class action lawsuits alleging an industry-wide conspiracy to fix oil prices on behalf of multiple energy clients.

National Trial Counsel

Numerous clients have engaged trial teams at Hicks Thomas to act as national trial counsel on their behalf. As a result, our attorneys have been called upon to lead trials from coast to coast, including California, New York, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Illinois.

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Houston Bar Foundation
    Houston Bar Foundation
  • Best Law Firms 2024
    Best Law Firms 2024
  • Chambers USA, 2023
    Chambers USA, 2023
  • Recommended Firm, Benchmark Litigation 2023
    Recommended Firm, Benchmark Litigation 2023
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
    AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell