Our Lawyers

Our team offers not only a remarkable breadth and depth of trial experience, but experience in arbitration and appellate matters as well. In addition, many of our partners are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in one or more areas of litigation:

  • Don Jackson – Civil Trial, Personal Injury Trial
  • Eileen O’Neill – Civil Appellate, Civil Trial
  • Paul Smith – Personal Injury Trial
  • Tim Lee – Civil Appellate

Board certification requires that an attorney practice in their area of specialization for at least three years, as well as take part in rigorous continuing education courses. It’s an achievement that few attorneys reach.

There’s something else that’s distinct about us and our attorneys: we listen. Clients appreciate that our attorneys take the time to understand their priorities and then develop a plan and strategy reflecting their input.

Tyler D. Henkel

Tyler Henkel honed his analytical and writing abilities as a history major, with a religion minor, at Duke University. He further refined those skills in law school at Emory University, where he graduated with honors, was a managing editor of the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, earned a Transactional Law Certificate and was awarded the Ernst and Young Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Tax Accounting. Throughout Tyler’s practice, he has continued to utilize not only his education, but also his work ethic and his abilities as an advocate for his clients during negotiation and in the court room.

His efforts have achieved success in all stages of litigation, and his practice has focused on representing plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, construction litigation, personal injury litigation and insurance coverage litigation. Tyler has represented individuals, corporations and insurance companies, and his work has led to success for his clients at the dispositive motion stage, in pre-trial settlements and in trial. He has also represented clients in multidistrict litigation cases, in both the state and federal systems.

Tyler is married and has two sons and two dogs. He enjoys spending time with his family and retreating to Galveston, Texas where he can relax, water ski and play golf. He also enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors.

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J.D. with honors, Emory University School of Law, 2007
A.B., Duke University, 2004


State Bar of Texas

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Oil and Gas Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

Notable Results

Claims dismissed, client awarded attorneys’ fees in blowout case

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