About Us


215 trials

Recognized For Excellence

Chambers USA, 2020
Band 4 Ranking, Texas Insurance

Best Law Firms, 2022
Band 4 Ranking, Texas Insurance

National Rankings
Litigation – Securities, Tier 3
Commercial Litigation, Tier 3
Houston Rankings
Commercial Litigation, Tier 1
Insurance Law, Tier 1
Litigation – Securities, Tier 1
Litigation – Antitrust, Tier 2

About Us
After opening our doors in 2000, Hall Maines Lugrin quickly rose to the top as an energy insurance litigation firm with unparalleled knowledge and experience in energy coverages. Over time, we’ve added partners, gained experience, successfully expanded our insider’s knowledge of the industry and deepened our technical expertise within a vast array of complex commercial issues and disputes.
Today, we have a well-earned reputation as an energy-focused trial boutique with exceptional trial capabilities and litigation skills in handling high-value, elaborate and thorny commercial cases. Based in the energy capital of the world, with an outpost in London, our calculated, thoughtful and novel solutions, along with our tight-knit and collaborative team culture, make us the go-to firm for insurers and energy companies facing difficult commercial issues involving appellate, commercial, energy, insurance coverage, products liability and professional liability disputes. It’s what we’re good at and we believe it shows!

We consciously choose to be unlike other firms. Our client-focused approach means we are always responsive, approachable and available. We go the extra mile and seamlessly come alongside to act as an extension of our client’s own team, managing cases flexibly and efficiently with a consistent “no surprises” philosophy. We don’t spin wheels, but strive to deliver uniform, ethical and high-end legal services everyday. Despite the firm’s high-octane reputation, clients enjoy our professional yet down-to-earth and “fun to work with” attitude. Relationships and trust are the pillars to our success.

Our Unique Perspective
We see our clients’ issues through a unique set of lenses. Yes, we recognize the legal aspect of the issue, but more importantly, we excel at understanding the overall industry picture and far-reaching business implications that may affect our clients. Having deep roots in the insurance and energy industries, our clients say we tend to understand the problem and solution in the context of their business better than they do. And that’s a position we truly value.

Legal work for us is both passionate and pragmatic. We are trial lawyers, not just litigators—and there is a difference. We bring high-powered trial talent and rich litigation skills to every business problem, but we recognize that most battles are resolved short of the courthouse. Fierce preparation and flexibility, along with creating options and fostering collegial relationships with the opposition are all critical tools in our arsenal. We regularly try cases and appeals throughout the U.S. for syndicates, companies, partnerships and individuals. We routinely consult with foreign lawyers and handle national and international claims. We don’t pretend to be all things to all people, but we stand out in what we do best.

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