Neil E. Giles
Senior Counsel
T 713-586-4284
M 713-252-0172
F 713-871-8962


With a primary focus on the energy and oil and gas sectors, Neil Giles concentrates his practice in complex commercial and insurance litigation. He has a special emphasis on complex cases involving upstream and midstream oil and gas commercial, financial and technical issues.

Twenty-two years in the making, Neil’s legal career has been marked by a stellar record of success in trials, arbitrations and appeals. He has represented large, integrated energy companies, independent E&P companies, gas transmission and processing companies, wholesale electricity trading companies, insurance companies, as well as a variety of other publicly traded and privately owned businesses and individuals. Representing clients in both tort and contract matters, Neil’s broad depth of experience plays well in the areas of general commercial litigation, energy/oil and gas, insurance coverage and subrogation, securities litigation/arbitration, admiralty and maritime, personal injury/products liability, toxic torts, environmental litigation and real estate.

What Neil finds most enjoyable about his practice and the work he does for clients is distilling down the critical elements within a large quantity of information, synthesizing the essentials into a coherent story, and communicating simplified concepts to a diverse audience. In short, years of experience enable Neil to quickly analyze the crux of an issue and develop a strategy to best achieve his client’s goals.

Prior to joining Hall Maines Lugrin in 2009, Neil was a partner in the Trial Section of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP. He learned early on that exhaustive preparation and encyclopedic recall, along with an effective working knowledge of industries, businesses and scientific concepts, would enable him to adapt to diverse groups and help conflicting factions come together.

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