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Baker Botts L.L.P.
TEXAS 77002-4995
United States

Work Department

Energy Litigation, Litigation Practice; Environmental, Natural Resources & Toxic Tort Group; War Claims Group


Environmental and toxic tort litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage, bad faith and ERISA litigation and general civil litigation


Ty Buthod is head of the trial department in the Houston office and the firm’s toxic tort litigation practice group. His practice focuses on toxic tort and other mass tort litigation, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith litigation, ERISA litigation and other general civil litigation. Mr. Buthod has tried cases involving employment law, insurance bad faith, defamation and various personal injuries. He has represented insurers and insureds in disputes over coverage, alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code and bad faith. He has tried cases in state and federal courts in Houston and throughout Texas. Mr. Buthod is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education courses on insurance bad faith, toxic tort litigation and the admissibility of scientific evidence.




J.D. (with honors), The University of Texas School of Law, 1990 Member and Associate Editor, Texas Law Review; B.A., history, Rice University, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: toxic tort

Combining strong national litigation strength with a standalone full-service environmental offering, Baker Botts L.L.P. is able to provide a “soup to nuts” service to energy and manufacturing companies in the defense of toxic exposure and environmental tort cases. The Houston office, in particular, has in recent years, gained a particularly strong reputation for its ability to handle large-scale crisis response work following major incidents –  including in the aftermath of chemical explosions, water and soil contamination. It can quickly mobilize resources and therefore manage reputational damage, liaise with regulators, litigate private class actions and pursue government investigations. Russell Lewis  and Kevin Jacobs  both have significant experience co-ordinating litigation, including MDLs, and exemplify this multi-faceted approach which frequently sees them fending off government actions. ‘Calm in a crisis’, Washington DC-based Kent Mayo  is particularly adept at representing clients in the aftermath of major disasters, including refinery explosions and chemical spills. Joshua Frank is also well-versed in handling chemical exposure cases and co-heads the team alongside Mayo and Houston-based elder statesman Tynan Buthod .