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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
HOUSTON, TX 77002
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Co-chair of the Firm’s Litigation Section, Tom’s civil litigation practice emphasizes defense of mass multi-party litigation. He has extensive civil jury trial experience in state and federal court, with in excess of thirty jury verdicts, and a much greater number of cases that settled during trial. His specific experience includes defending mass tort cases, commercial litigation, commercial arbitrations and personal injury cases. Tom has significant experience in multi-district litigation on both the state and Federal level. He represents defendants in Federal MDLs 875, 2179 and 2185. He also represents defendants in the Texas Asbestos MDL and the Texas Silica MDL.

Tom also has a substantial civil appellate litigation practice. He has presented oral arguments before the Texas Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute

Education

  • JD, 1982, The University of Texas School of Law, Order of Barristers, Board of Advocates, Winner and Best Oral Advocate, Hildebrand Moot Court Competition (1982)
  • BA, 1979, magna cum laude, Political Science, Texas Christian University, Dean’s List, Pi Sigma Alpha, Dave C. Reed Scholarship for Academic Achievement, House of Student Representatives, Intercollegiate Debate Team

Lawyer Rankings

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

Jointly led by Richmond-based ‘strategic thinkerAlexandra Cunningham and Georgia Lucier in Houston, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is particularly active in asbestos litigation and also handles environmental matters for clients in the energy sector. In one highlight, the ‘forward-thinking’ team is representing Alfa Laval as national coordinating counsel in asbestos-related cases. Based in Houston, Thomas Taylor and Joseph Blizzard are additional contacts in the practice group.