ABOUT US

Bobby Debelak
Partner Houston

Bobby’s practice focuses on sophisticated property and complex consumer litigation. He is a highly versatile advocate who has defended complex and multi-state consumer facing class actions in the insurance, retail energy, and products liability sectors. He has twice been seconded…

David T. McDowell
Partner Houston

David McDowell serves the litigation and trial needs of clients and has handled matters as lead counsel in almost every state in the country. David’s focus is on commercial, financial services, and energy litigation. He has extensive experience in class…

Wendy L. Furman
Partner South Florida

Wendy Furman concentrates her litigation practice in the areas of life, health and disability insurance, ERISA, commercial, and employment litigation. Ms. Furman’s insurance practice includes analyzing and litigating coverage matters for individual and group life, health and disability insurance, ERISA,…

Jarrett E. Ganer
Partner Houston

Jarrett E. Ganer is a partner at McDowell Hetherington LLP and has been with the firm since its inception. Jarrett maintains a general complex commercial litigation practice with a focus on serving clients in the insurance and financial services industries.…

Micah A. Grodin
Partner Houston

Micah A. Grodin is an attorney in the firm’s Houston office whose practice focuses on commercial litigation. Micah has represented clients in both state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and in administrative law hearings throughout the country. Across all forums,…

Andrew R. Kasner
Partner Houston

Andrew Kasner is a partner on McDowell Hetherington’s life, health, and disability litigation team. His practice helps clients navigate all aspects of the litigation process—starting with disputes in pre-litigation and continuing through pre-trial discovery, trial, appeal, and settlement. Today, Andrew…

Jason A. Richardson
Partner Houston

Jason A. Richardson is a partner at McDowell Hetherington’s Houston office, with a nationwide civil litigation practice. Jason works closely with his clients to develop strategies and budgets that are tailored to the complexity of each case, and believes that…

Jodi K. Swick
Partner Northern California

Jodi K. Swick is a successful trial lawyer, who founded McDowell Hetherington’s California office in 2013. During her career, Jodi has been recognized as a stand-out attorney. She was named a Top Women Lawyer by the Daily Journal, which honors…

Diane S. Wizig
Partner Houston

Diane has significant experience leading all facets of case strategy, discovery, and general pre-trial efforts in class actions and bet-the-company litigation. She has a proven track record of winning dispositive motions in both state and federal courts nationwide, allowing her clients to escape the unnecessary costs of protracted litigation and the uncertainty of trial.

Michael D. ‘Matt’ Matthews Jr.
Partner Houston

Matt Matthews leads complex commercial trials, arbitrations, and appeals across the country. He represents clients in cases involving energy, tech, construction, manufacturing, property and mineral rights, trade secrets, employment, products liability, and many other business and consumer issues. Matt is…

William B. Thomas
Partner Houston

Will Thomas is an aggressive litigator, who brings his skills and lessons learned as an Army officer to his cases. Will routinely represents energy companies, off-road vehicle manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, and industrial facilities in complex and high-stakes litigation. Because…

Erin B. Taylor
Partner Houston

Erin Taylor has unique expertise advising life insurance clients on complex actuarial disputes. Her strong work ethic, tenacity, and reasoned judgment provide her with the ability to help clients solve problems – whether through pre-suit resolution, effective motion practice or…

Bradley J. Aiken
Partner Houston

Brad Aiken is a trial lawyer in the firm’s Houston office. Brad’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including property and casualty, life, health and AD&D insurance litigation; stranger-owned life insurance (“STOLI”) litigation; construction litigation, personal injury, product liability litigation,…

Thomas F.A. Hetherington
Partner Houston

Tom Hetherington is a trial partner in the firm’s Houston office. His practice focuses on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including securities litigation; energy litigation; class actions; shareholder litigation; corporate merger litigation; financial services litigation; life, health and…

Amy B. Boyea
Partner Dallas/Ft. Worth

Amy Boyea is a founding partner of McDowell Hetherington and the managing partner of its Dallas/Fort Worth office. Amy specializes in complex commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on insurance and financial services litigation.…

Kendall J. Burr
Partner Houston

Kendall Burr zealously advocates for his clients and heads McDowell Hetherington LLP’s intellectual property practice. He represents his clients in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation disputes, prosecutes patents and trademarks, and advises his clients on how to protect…

Jennifer H. Chung
Partner Houston

Jennifer Chung is a partner at McDowell Hetherington’s Houston office. She focuses on life, health and disability matters, and is a leader of the firm’s managed care and stop loss insurance practices.

Stefanos Touzos
Partner Houston

Stefanos Touzos is a Partner in the firm’s Houston office, where he focuses on commercial litigation. Stefanos frequently litigates cases across various industries—including financial services, sports and entertainment, and insurance, among others—securing key victories in complex commercial disputes in state…

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Practices

Trials & Arbitrations

Trial litigation is our specialty, and we prepare every case as if it is going to trial. We understand most cases never make it to a jury, but our strategy from the outset assumes it may be necessary. This approach pays dividends throughout the litigation lifecycle, creates avenues for early resolutions on favorable terms, and, […]

Appeals

Good lawyers know the law, but great lawyers craft it. McDowell Hetherington has been at the forefront of legal issues for clients helping craft appellate law around the country: MH lawyers have successfully argued before the United States Courts of Appeals for all eleven federal circuits, in countless states’ appellate courts (including Texas, California, New […]

Class & Mass Actions

Since the firm’s founding in 2009, McDowell Hetherington has established a strong reputation as a trial firm for high-stakes class and mass action litigation. Our attorneys have litigated class actions and mass actions in numerous state and federal jurisdictions nationwide. We have extensive knowledge of the procedures and litigation dynamics unique to class and mass […]

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