HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP, a leading law and government relations firm, is pleased to announce that Phillip L. Sampson Jr., a partner in the firm’s litigation practice and a current member of the firm’s management committee, has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Sampson joins Bracewell Partners Richard C. Danysh and J. Clifford Gunter III who are currently members of ABOTA.
Mr. Sampson tries cases for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts as well as before arbitration panels. His litigation experience and jury verdict successes have involved both personal injury and commercial matters and he has also successfully handled a number of appeals at the state and federal level. In October 2015, Sampson’s defense victory in a $25 million commercial dispute earned him the “Litigator of the Week” honor by Texas Lawyer. For the past six years, Sampson has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the publication’s United States: Real estate and construction (including construction litigation) category. He has twice been recognized in VerdictSearch’s Top Texas Verdicts for jury verdicts he obtained in 2009 and 2010.
The American Board of Trial Advocates is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provide by the Seventh Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.