Opened in 1985, the Houston office serves international, national and regional clients in 3 major areas
Offers clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas
Serving clients in a crisis and addressing their critical business needs are among the strengths of the Houston office
Our passion for service extends to our community: a commitment for which the office has been repeatedly recognized
The Houston office of Weil has a national presence in commercial litigation, intellectual property and restructuring and is well integrated into the firm's global practice and significant Texas presence. Attorneys from the Houston office have secured one of the largest jury awards ever handed down in a U.S. patent infringement trial, obtained a landmark summary judgment victory defeating a non-compete provision in Texas state court, and served as lead counsel on two of the largest Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases ever filed.
Routinely entrusted with our clients' critical needs and at their sides in times of crisis, the Houston office provides clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas. Equally comfortable in a courtroom, boardroom or before an arbitration panel, our attorneys bring a wealth of experience and depth of commitment to each client representation. Our passion for service extends to our community. The Houston office has been repeatedly recognized for its achievements in the areas of diversity, public service and pro bono.
Opened in 1985, the firm’s Houston office serves international, national and regional clients in 3 major areas: Business, Finance & Restructuring, Complex Commercial Litigation, Patent Litigation. With approximately 30 attorneys resident in Houston and a close working relationship with all of the firm’s offices world-wide, as noted by The National Law Journal, Weil is “a model of the way a national law firm can first establish and then expand a branch.”
In 2006 and 2007, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognized the strength of our Houston and Texas practices:
Business Finance & Restructuring
- Almost unmatched national debtor reputation
- Known for its professionalism, breadth of experience and large caseload
- Exposure to virtually all issues imaginable
- Very good with distressed companies both outside and inside bankruptcy
- Enjoys a wider national profile than many local peers
Complex Commercial Litigation & Products Liability Litigation
- Strong Texas presence based on its involvement in bet-the-company and high-stakes commercial litigation
- Renowned for its bankruptcy litigation expertise
- Garners local respect for its complex business litigation expertise
Intellectual Property & Media, and Patent Litigation
- Frequently seen in high profile litigation
- Fully integrated in to the “best in the country” patent litigation practice
- Very deep bench
- Boasts great technical understanding, legal minds and strategic skills
Achievements, Community Service and Pro Bono
Community service is deeply ingrained in the culture of the Houston office. In 2006, the Houston office lead the firm in pro bono hours per attorney. As a staple of the summer recruiting program, we offer a full day of service each year. But public service is not a once a year activity. The office has adopted a local inner city elementary school and provides year round tutoring, mentoring, and supplies, as well as training to limit bias and bullying and promote tolerance and acceptance.
Weil’s Texas offices (Dallas and Houston) were awarded the Thomas L. Sager Award by the Association of Corporate Counsel of America in 2007. This award honors law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. In addition, in October 2007, the Houston office led the firm's efforts to be named a Community of Respect by the Anti-Defamation League– an honor reinstated in 2008. In so doing, Weil became the first law firm in Texas to receive the recognition and the first organization of any kind to receive the recognition on a national basis.
Weil’s Texas offices were awarded the 2007 Frank Newton Award for outstanding pro bono service by the State Bar of Texas. The Houston office is an Equal Access to Justice Champion through the Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and maintains a diverse pro bono docket with cases addressing, among other things, civil rights, prisoner's rights, the rights of the mentally ill, immigrants’ rights, parental rights, reunification of parents with abducted children, and social security appeals.
The Houston Multi-Bar Diversity Committee awarded the Houston office the top score (a perfect 100/A+) on the Houston Law Firm Diversity Report Card.