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Bradley A. Waters has been appointed the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office by Managing Partner Gif Thornton. The firm has a Partner in Charge in each of its offices throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C.

Waters represents clients in litigation with medium to high verdict exposure and high reputational or significant business impact. He serves companies in the oil and gas, energy and petrochemical industries in a wide range of disputes and negotiations arising out of upstream and downstream operations, including complex commercial litigation, product liability and catastrophic casualty matters.

Waters advises on a broad range of contract and insurance disputes, and he identifies and applies relevant legal precedent both when drafting and negotiating agreements and assessing or enforcing critical contractual and insurance rights and remedies. He has also counseled on trade secret, toxic tort, commercial trucking, and maritime disputes, and represented general contractors and subcontractors in lien and collection matters. Waters has tried cases to verdict as first chair and second chair in both jury and non-jury trials.

Waters has previously been named to Texas Rising Stars® (by Thomson Reuters) in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Business Litigation (2006–2009, 2011–2015). He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas.

A 2001 graduate of the South Texas College of Law, Waters received his B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997.