Majority of practice consists of representing clients in all manner of commercial and business disputes with an emphasis on large complex litigation. Represents a broad spectrum of clients including individuals to large publicly traded companies. Significant experience with complex disputes involving contracts, fraud, employment agreements, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, construction, real estate, leases, mineral interests, oil & gas, insurance coverage, personal injury, products liability, and health care. Has obtained favorable verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements on behalf of clients and successfully defended clients against multimillion dollar claims. In addition, represents clients as outside general counsel on various matters and in connection with certain transactions and contracts.
Awards & Recognitions
Recognized as a Super Lawyer 2013-2016 and Rising Star in 2006 and 2008. Super Lawyers is a Thomson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.
Recognized as a Power Attorney in 2014 by the Fort Worth Business Press
Recognized by Fort Worth Magazine as a Top Attorney in each year from 2002 through 2014.
Recognized as “40 Under 40” by Fort Worth Business Press, 2008.
AV Rated Martindale Hubbell®: Preeminent™.
AVVO rated Superb
Areas of Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution
– Represents select clients as outside general counsel.
– Business Litigation
– Construction Litigation
– Health Care Litigation
– Insurance Coverage Litigation
– Intellectual Property Litigation
– Large Complex Litigation
– Non-Compete Litigation
– Real Estate Litigation
– Trade Secret Litigation
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas
Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Council Member (2013)
Business Litigation Section
Intellectual Property Section
Oil & Gas Section
Real Estate Section
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Foundation
Texas Bar Foundation
Represented the City of Fort Worth in connection with pursuing claims against developers and street and utility contractors related to premature street failures. Involved several subdivision and large damages. Obtained favorable settlements.
Represented a national and publicly traded physician practice management company, in a dispute with physicians that violated their covenants not to compete and attempted to misappropriate a medical practice. Received a favorable arbitration award that restored the business to my client and recovered millions in damages.
Represented national pharmacy transaction management software company in defense of multi-million dollar claims involving breach of an acquisition agreement, non-compete issues and tortuous interference. Obtained a favorable verdict after a four week trial.
Publications & Presentations
"Why Businesses Prefer to Arbitrate," 2016
“Arbitration From Arbitrator’s Perspective,” Tarrant County Bar Association Section of Business Litigation, 2014.
Current Arbitration Practice: Users, Advocates and Arbitrators, 2013
"Hunter is an outstanding strategic thinker. His leadership, judgment and counsel have proven to be wise. He is a valuable business partner and a trusted and effective advocate for us."
"Hunter's keen business sense has added value to our company. He is always thoroughly prepared and a step ahead of opposing counsel. There is no one I would rather have on my side."
JD University of Houston School of Law (1993) Associate Editor; Houston Journal of International Law
BBA Southern Methodist University (1990)
Texas Bar (1993)
Arkansas Bar (1994)
US District Courts for the Northern (1994) and Southern (2000) Districts of Texas
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Supreme Court