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The law firm of Adams and Reese further enhanced its litigation practice group with the addition of E. Lee Haag, III, as special counsel in the firm’s Houston office. A trial lawyer since 1974, Haag’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation and the alternative dispute resolution procedures relating to such commercial controversies.

Haag has been involved in an extensive array of complex commercial disputes arising out of construction and oil and gas enterprises, and has in-depth experience in construction litigation involving the energy industry, as well as oil and gas matters. He has more than 35 years of experience in representing owners, design professionals, construction managers and contractors in complex construction disputes and other commercial matters related to the energy sector.

Haag also routinely advises clients on a multitude of construction issues, including contract breach and interpretation, acceleration and inefficiency claims, delay claims, construction and design defects, defective plans and specifications, differing site conditions, payment and performance bonds, change orders, warranty and guarantees, default terminations, claims for extras and lien claims.

Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Haag was a partner in the Houston office of a global law firm from its opening in February 2013 through January 2018, where he was a member of the energy and natural resources industry group. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association and Texas Association of Bank Counsel. Lee is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.

Haag is AV® Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America for Construction-Litigation since 2011 and Commercial Litigation since 2012 (by BL Rankings, LLC). He has also garnered recognition by Chambers USA for Construction since 2007 and was named one of the Best Attorneys in Texas by Best Lawyers® in 2012 (by BL Rankings, LLC).

A 1971 graduate of then-Abilene Christian College (now Abilene Christian University) with a B.S. in Political Science, Haag completed his J.D. from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1974.