Allen H. Rustay

Partner

Allen H. Rustay is a partner at Hicks Thomas LLP and has over 20 years of experience in trial work. Mr. Rustay specializes in commercial litigation including matters involving energy, oil and gas, commercial and maritime disputes on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in Texas State and Federal courts, arbitrations and appeals. He also has extensive experience in litigating theft of trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duty, and business torts. Formerly affiliated with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Mr. Rustay has now been with Hicks Thomas LLP since 2006.

Practice Emphasis

Business litigation including energy, oil and gas, commercial, maritime and business disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in Texas State and Federal Courts, arbitrations and appeals.

Education

  • Washington & Lee University (B.A. 1993)
  • Baylor University (J.D. 1997)
    • Notes and Comments editor for the Baylor Law Review
    • Member of the Barristers
    • Vice President of the Moot Court Society

Court Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list every year from 2012 to present
  • Named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars listing in Texas Monthly magazine and Texas Rising Stars magazine 2004 – 2011
  • Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Professional Associations

Attorney Rustay is proud to be a member of various bar associations, including:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Representative Cases:

Offshore Oil and Gas Litigation:

  • Local and international oilfield service companies
  • Drilling and E&P clients in commercial litigation matters involving marine drilling contracts
  • Charter party contracts
  • Master service agreements
  • Force majeure claims
  • Day rate disputes
  • Hurricane-related claims

Energy, Oil and Gas Litigation:

  • Extensive experience representing energy, geophysical and natural gas pipeline companies
  • Qui tam claims
  • Operating agreements
  • Transportation agreements
  • Seismic data contracts
  • Royalty litigation
  • Lease litigation

Commercial Cases:

  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Breach of contract
  • Licensing disputes
  • Partnership business dissolutions
  • Insurance coverage disputes

Shareholder Litigation:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Usurpation of corporate opportunity claims
  • Breach of contracts

Personal Injury/OSHA Investigations:

  • Product liability
  • Wrongful death cases
  • OSHA investigations

Email
(713) 547-9133
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