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Porter Hedges LLP
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Eric Wade represents clients in virtually every type of complex business and commercial dispute, including cases involving all aspects of the energy industry, intellectual property, trade secrets, financial fraud, environmental liability, shareholder disputes, and qui tam matters. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous jury and bench trials before state and federal courts, as well as representing clients in all forms of arbitration.

In addition to his litigation practice, Eric advises clients on business strategies, government investigations, and risk management.

Eric serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Texas Heart Institute, a nonprofit organization founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962 that is dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Camp for All. At the firm, he is a former member of the Management Committee and former leader of the Litigation Practice Group. 

Eric’s experience and achievements have gained him recognition in Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Lawyers for Business Litigation. He has also served as a board member for the local chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association, former Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association for the Southern District of Texas, former Board Member
  • A.G. Bell Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, former Academy Board Member (former Board Member for Auditory Verbal International during its merger with A.G. Bell)
  • Associate vestry member of his church


Eric received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law and his B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas

Porter Hedges LLP‘s Houston-based team covers a broad range of matters in the oil and gas sector including royalty claims, leasehold matters, environmental cases and exploration disputes. Eugene Nettles is an experienced trial lawyer and heads the practice alongside Eric Wade.