Bruce Wilkin has tried cases to jury verdicts and to the bench as the first-chair lawyer, argued before Texas courts of appeal, and served as the lead lawyer before the Texas Supreme Court in commercial, energy, environmental, and first party insurance disputes.
Advocate: Handling cases on both sides of the docket, Bruce’s achievements include obtaining a seven-figure judgment on the plaintiff side, and many take-nothing judgments on the defense side. The Texas Supreme Court has quoted Bruce’s cross-examination of an opposing expert, holding that the expert’s trial testimony was legally insufficient, and rendering a take-nothing judgment in favor of Bruce’s client.
Author: Bruce is an author of a major treatise on business and commercial litigation in federal courts, which was described in the Texas Bar Journal as a “monumental achievement” by “the minds of some of the most well-established thought leaders in today’s legal community” and in the New York Law Journal as: “There is nothing like it. It is the single most useful tool for the federal litigator in existence, except possibly the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.” He is also published in the areas of energy litigation, evidentiary issues at trial, and first-party insurance disputes.
Acknowledgments: Among his peers, Bruce has been voted a Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, and one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in H Texas.
Advisor: Due to his successes in the courtroom, clients often seek Bruce’s advice outside of it. His practice also includes providing pre-dispute guidance in commercial disputes, coverage analysis and advice for insurers, and general business counseling for oilfield services companies.