Respected Trial Lawyer Jay Old Joins Texas-based Hicks Thomas LLP

Jay Old, a highly regarded veteran trial lawyer, has joined the commercial litigation firm Hicks Thomas LLP, where he will represent construction, insurance, petrochemical and healthcare companies, effective January 1.

Mr. Old’s addition will also include the opening of offices in Austin and Beaumont, further extending the geographic reach of the Houston-based firm. Hicks Thomas, which is now in its 20th year, earned a reputation for being among Houston’s premiere litigation firms, representing a multitude of clients in Texas and across the country in complex litigation.

With Mr. Old comes five other lawyers from his firm, including seasoned labor and employment attorney Jim Henges. Their clients represent a diverse portfolio, such as refineries, construction contractors, manufacturers, hospital systems and insurers.

“I like to say that I represent the job creators,” Mr. Old said.

Mr. Old not only has an illustrious career as an attorney, but is also an active member of the legal community, and frequently speaks at continuing education programs for lawyers. He is also a former president of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and chaired the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

A native of Beaumont, Mr. Old graduated from Texas A&M University and the Texas Tech University School of Law. He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Adding to his many accolades, Mr. Old has been recognized every year since 2005 on the Texas Super Lawyers list.

Hicks Thomas LLP was founded in 1997 in Texas, representing both plaintiffs and defendants nationwide, and have offices in Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Amarillo, and Sacramento, California. The firm has extensive experience in cases involving oil and gas, environmental, complex commercial, toxic tort, construction, products liability, corporate governance, securities, banking, insurance coverage, transportation, trade secrets and business litigation. To learn more about the firm, visit