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(Houston) – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Houston law firm Hicks Thomas & Lilienstern is adding veteran business trial lawyer Gregg C. Laswell as a partner.

Mr. Laswell joins Hicks Thomas following an eight-year year tenure as a partner at Houston’s Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he practiced commercial litigation, corporate governance and securities litigation.

“Gregg is one of the best trial lawyers anywhere, and we are proud that he’s decided to join us,” says John B. Thomas, a partner in Hicks Thomas & Lilienstern. “He provides us with another premier, senior-level attorney with experience in a wide variety of areas that concern our clients.”

During his more than 20 years of practice in Houston, Mr. Laswell has represented some of the country’s largest energy firms in both domestic and international disputes. Mr. Laswell’s oil and gas clients have benefited from his background as a chemical engineer.

In addition to his highly regarded work in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Laswell also handles complex multidistrict securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, accounting malpractice claims, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and professional liability matters.

“By joining Hicks Thomas, I continue practicing law at a very high level,” says Mr. Laswell. “Because it is an established trial firm, there will be more opportunity to innovate and apply my experience to a wider range of clients.”

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Laswell is well-known for his commitment to the Houston community. He and his wife Claudia are longtime supporters of Career and Recovery Resources Inc., an agency of the United Way that provides services to a diverse population challenged by barriers such as older age, illiteracy, disabilities, homelessness, lack of skills, substance abuse, and at-risk behavior. He also is a director of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association, and a major fundraiser for his alma mater.

Founded in Houston in 1997, Hicks Thomas & Lilienstern is a premier litigation firm representing plaintiffs and defendants in Texas and across the nation. The firm’s in-depth experience includes oil and gas, environmental, products liability, corporate governance, securities, banking, insurance coverage, transportation and trade secrets litigation.

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