Areas of law

Civil Defense
Our attorneys have an extensive record of achievements on behalf of individuals and businesses. This includes lawsuits involving vehicle and trucking accidents, auto/pedestrian accidents, and personal injury lawsuits from natural gas explosions. Our attorneys also have extensive experience handling first party litigation, typically involving an insured suing his or her own insurance carrier for alleged violations of the insurance policy and/or bad faith.
Commercial Litigation
Our attorneys have handled a variety of civil and commercial litigation, involving situations such as alleged engineering malpractice in the design of a municipal plant, eminent domain proceedings related to municipal water rights, employee non-compete agreements, and breach of contract/collections lawsuits.

Premises & Construction Liability
Our attorneys have represented commercial and residential property owners and contractors in matters involving personal injuries and deaths, alleged construction defects, issues of non-payment of contractors and sub-contractors, lien-filing, and other issues.

Our firm is home to one of the Panhandle’s most accomplished mediators, Mark Packard. In addition, Mark has served as umpire in property damage appraisal cases, and has served on arbitration panels.

Estate Planning/Probate
Tom Hood is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has over 30 years of experience meeting with individuals and families and preparing estate plans, including wills, trusts, medical and statutory powers of attorney, and other instruments to implement a person’s needs. In addition, Tom has been involved in numerous contested probate matters. Joni Paul also represents parties in contested probate actions.