Jay N. Gross


Jay N. Gross is an open-minded attorney who will look at the specifics of the case from a new perspective. With over 25 years of experience, Gross has practiced at Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. and before joining our firm served as a general counsel. He has now been with Hicks Thomas LLP for 15 years. His practice is tailored to general civil litigations with an emphasis in commercial disputes and civil appeals.

Attorney Gross is licensed to practice before various courts, including:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Additionally, Gross wrote the "Antitrust Modernization Commission" which appeared in the National Law Journal.

Practice Emphasis

General civil litigation, with an emphasis in commercial disputes and civil appeals.


Mr. Gross graduated from prestigious schools with distinction in his major and honors. He is alumni of:

  • Yale University (B.A., cum laude 1982)
  • University of Texas (J.D. 1985)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, 2020

Professional Associations

  • Following his graduation, Attorney Gross began his legal career with various memberships to bar associations, including:State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Former Board Member of the American Jewish Committee, Houston Chapter

Past Cases

R.R. Street Environmental Litigation

Gross prepared the legal analyses and briefs pertaining to the environmental claims in order to assist in the discovery of cases in California, New Jersey, New York and Texas.

Allied Bank v.Duerr-Dealy

Serving as a counsel for a bank in dispute over security interests, Gross obtained judgment bank in case of first impression alleging that wastewater capacity reservation was security for obligation to bank.

U.S. Liquids v. National Union Insurance

Gross was a defense counsel for a waste management company in a coverage dispute with the insurer over claims in nationwide securities class action. He argued an appeal of first impression regarding the scope of pollution exclusion coverage clause before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Grocers Supply, Inc. v. Powell

Gross served as counsel for a product distributor. He obtained conditional writ of mandamus for the Texas Court of Appeals which directed the trial court to hear company claims.

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 AV Preeminent 2020