John Thomas, Robin Harrison, Paul Mitchell Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

HOUSTON – Hicks Thomas partners John B. Thomas, Robin Harrison and Paul Mitchell are recognized for their litigation skills in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a leading peer-review attorney guide.

All three lawyers were honored for their commercial litigation skills, representing defendants and plaintiffs from a diverse group of industries. Mr. Thomas earned additional recognition this year for his intellectual property litigation work. Mr. Harrison also was recognized for the fifth year in a row for his expertise in oil and gas law.

Hicks Thomas boasts seasoned trial and appellate lawyers with a broad spectrum of expertise covering construction, energy, environmental law, securities litigation, insurance defense, intellectual property, fiduciary duty and product liability matters. Clients range from major oil companies to individual business owners and investors.

Mr. Thomas, who co-founded the firm more than two decades ago, was recognized for his trial work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. His courtroom prowess has been profiled in the national legal news publication Law360.

Mr. Harrison represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of industries in commercial and business tort disputes. Mr. Mitchell is known for his extensive track record of representing exploration and production companies, pipelines and refineries in all types of commercial disputes.

Attorneys selected for the Best Lawyers guide are chosen based on nominations and peer review from other lawyers in their geographical regions who share the same practice areas. Those nominees are then reviewed by the publication’s research team for final selection. To see a full listing of the 2019 Best Lawyers in America, visit