Adams and Reese
- William P. McElveen Jr., Columbia, Transactions
- Jeffery S. DeArman, Birmingham, Transactions
- Christopher Derden, Houston, Litigation
- James T. Rogers III, New Orleans/Houston, Litigation
McElveen has a diverse real estate development and banking and finance practice, serving clients throughout the Southeast. With more than 30 years experience, McElveen advises private equity firms, REITs and local real estate developers on a variety of projects including office, hotel
Derden has a national litigation practice focusing particularly on the defense of mass tort, environmental, toxic tort and product liability matters. He also defends clients in commercial and class actions involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, including related insurance issues. Derden serves as national coordinating counsel to various oil, gas and petrochemical companies, and he directs clients’ nationwide dockets of mass-tort litigation matters. In the course of handling these dockets across multiple jurisdictions, Derden has coordinated numerous administrative resolutions and settlements for large claimant inventories. He graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1994 and Baylor University in 1990.
Rogers’ practice encompasses transactions and litigation arising out of the exploration, development, production, transportation