McGinnis Lochridge is a highly experienced, multi-practice Texas law firm with more than 70 attorneys. Founded in 1927, McGinnis Lochridge has maintained strong ties to its judicial and legislative traditions for over 90 years. The Firm has been fortunate to count among its lawyers distinguished leaders in judicial and governmental positions, including state and federal trial judges, a Texas Supreme Court justice, a Fifth Circuit justice, state and federal legislators, a past president of the Texas Bar, and even a governor of Texas. The Firm has continued to grow and adapt to meet clients’ needs in a changing and increasingly complex business environment.
Today, from offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Decatur, the Firm’s attorneys maintain a broad civil law practice in all Texas state and federal courts. Our major practice areas include oil and gas, complex commercial litigation, public utility regulation, electric energy, class actions, corporate, environmental, labor and employment, trust and estates, intellectual property, and international law. The Firm’s clients range from individuals and small businesses to some of the world’s largest corporations.
At McGinnis Lochridge, each client and every legal matter receives partner-level attention. This client focus ensures maximum value, efficiency, and results. At the same time, the breadth of our practice areas enables clients to rely on McGinnis Lochridge as a comprehensive resource — a single-source, trusted advisor able to address the most challenging business and legal needs.
Trial skills matter—even in a world where few disputes ever see the inside of a courtroom.
Winston & Strawn has built a reputation as a trial lawyers’ firm. Our litigation lawyers are fully prepared to defend our clients’ interests in court, both in the United States and around the world. From compliance counseling to mediation, settlement negotiation, motion practice, trial, and appeal, Winston offers a full-service litigation law firm capable of meeting our clients’ business and legal objectives, whatever they may be.
Our litigators are some of the most seasoned in the industry, bringing extensive courtroom experience to every matter our firm handles. This experience enables us to spot outcome-determinative legal issues earlier so we can prepare compelling arguments that support our clients’ positions. What’s more, our long history of taking cases to trial – and winning – gives our clients tremendous settlement leverage with their adversaries, as well as confidence in a successful outcome if and when they go to trial.
Winston’s global team of more than 500 litigators on three continents approaches every case with strategic focus, unrelenting advocacy, and intensive preparation. That’s why some of the world’s largest companies and financial institutions have asked us to represent them in their most difficult litigation matters.
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP (Reid Collins) is a trial boutique handling complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation, particularly claims involving fiduciary liability, professional negligence, and financial fraud. Key clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, corporations, offshore liquidators, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees. Reid Collins has secured more than $1 billion in total judgments and settlements for its clients in the past several years alone.
Reid Collins is unique in several respects, including: (1) its extensive experience with high-profile cases involving large-scale financial fraud or insolvency; (2) its expertise in successfully pursuing claims against officers, directors, accountants, lawyers, and investment banks relating to the underlying fraud or misconduct; and (3) its willingness to pursue those claims on an alternative fee basis. Reid Collin has earned many professional accolades, including being:
Listed as a “Recommended Firm” in Chambers USA;
Named “Litigation Department of the Year Finalist” by Texas Lawyer;
Selected to the “Litigation Boutiques Hot List” by the National Law Journal;
Designated as “Elite Trial Lawyers” by the National Law Journal; and
Named a “Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in America” by Benchmark Litigation.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Reid Collins has achieved numerous victories in complex commercial litigation, including:
Won a $287.5 million judgment (which was later affirmed on appeal) for Highland Capital against Credit Suisse following a five-week trial on fraud and breach of contract claims related to a $540 million loan for the Lake Las Vegas resort;
Achieved a $63 million settlement to resolve claims by the Common-wealth of Virginia under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act against several large banks related to fraudulent misrepresentations in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the Commonwealth’s retirement system; and
Defeated a motion to compel arbitration of a $100 million class action alleging that Advocare International operates as an illegal pyramid scheme in violation of state and federal law, including the RICO statute.
Bankruptcy-Related Litigation: Reid Collins has prevailed in many important bankruptcy-related litigation matters, including:
Won a landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court, restricting the scope of the section 546(e) “safe harbor” defense to fraudulent transfer claims, thereby overturning long-standing interpretations of that defense by five circuit courts;
Defeated a motion to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit by the GTAT Litigation Trust against the former officers of GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a former publicly traded company, related to its failed contract with Apple to manufacture sapphire display screens for the iPhone; and
Achieved a $21.5 million settlement on behalf of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Fresh & Easy, LLC, with respect to claims against the former insiders – including billionaire Ronald Burkle – for breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer of certain assets.
HALTOM & DOAN is a diverse boutique litigation firm practicing exclusively in civil trial and appellate matters throughout Texas and Arkansas and beyond. The firm’s experienced group of trial lawyers routinely handles complex business and commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation, as well as pharmaceutical, catastrophic personal injury, and environmental / toxic tort litigation.
Through our collaborative approach, our clients, whether a Fortune 100 company or an individual, have access to attorneys possessing a wide range of backgrounds, from judicial to financial to managerial and more. We strive to offer innovative strategies, aggressive ideas and decisive solutions to modern litigation challenges.
Recognized “Finest in Dispute Resolution – USA” – Acquisition International (2017)
Recognized in “The Best Lawyers In America 26th Edition” – Best Lawyers (2019) (Woodward/White, Inc.)
Recognized as Best in Dispute Resolution – Wealth & Finance International (2017)
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – Global Law Experts (2019)
Trial & Appellate Law Firm of the Year – US (Arkansas) – ACQ5 Global Awards (2016)
Recognized in “Texas Leaders in Law” section – Forbes magazine (2014, 2016)
Best Boutique Litigation Practice in Texas – AI Legal Awards (2015)
Recommended Law Firm – Benchmark Litigation (since 2015)
Trial Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – ACQ Global Awards (since 2015)
Class Action Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – ACQ Law Awards (2014, 2015)
B2B Law Firm – Corporate Counsel (2014)
Tier 1 Commercial Litigation firm in the Tyler, Texas area by US News & Best Lawyers (Woodward/White, Inc.) (since 2014)
Go-To Law Firm at Top 500 Companies – Corporate Counsel (2013)
Business and commercial litigation is a fundamental component of our practice. Whether filing suit, defending claims, representing a small business or a multi-national conglomerate, our attorneys excel in navigating the constant challenges of modern, high-stakes, complex litigation. Representative clients include: Verizon Media, Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, and IAC Search and Media, Inc.
Intellectual property is one of the most litigated areas in today’s technologically- complex society. HALTOM & DOAN’s accomplished intellectual property trial lawyers are perfectly situated to represent our clients’ interests, keeping them informed of local nuances and connected to the process. From discovery and claim construction to mediation and trial, we provide seasoned case management and courtroom skills based on intellectual property trial-to-verdict experience, which includes multiple defense jury verdicts for clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Amazon and Yahoo, as well as numerous dismissals.
Product liability litigation demands counsel experienced in a wide range of product and procedural issues. In addition to individual claims, we are involved in statewide and nationwide litigation involving virtually all types of product-related causes of action. Notable clients in this area of practice include: Sunbeam, JM Eagle, Goodyear, and Veyance Technologies.
Class-action litigation has been and remains a significant component of our legal system and continues to be utilized when appropriate as an economical method of dispute resolution and means of reaching uniform judicial decisions. Arkansas courts, in particular, have been the venue for some of the most complex class actions over recent years, and HALTOM & DOAN has played an important role in representing clients through many of these class actions.
Our vast trial experience enables us to effectively and efficiently provide a strong courtroom image throughout all phases of litigation. HALTOM & DOAN attorneys are a team of professionals dedicated to achieving a successful outcome for our clients.