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“My favorite part about being a lawyer is providing guidance and protection to my clients so that they can stay focused on growing and thriving in their respective industries. I value every client relationship and partnering with businesses on all their legal needs.”

Jane Haas represents corporate clients in litigation across a broad range of local, state, national, and international industries, including construction, architecture and engineering, hospitality (hotels/restaurants), retail, manufacturing, distribution, products, personal injury, property management and ownership, insurance, and energy/oil and gas.

Jane has tried several cases to verdict as a first chair and second chair counsel. She has close to 25 years of trial and arbitration experience, including 15 years as a Partner at Houston law firms LeClair Ryan and Hartline Barger.

Jane’s diverse litigation practice ranges from defending design professionals and construction industry companies against allegations of property damage and/or personal injury claims to managing and running a large personal injury docket for internationally known food chains and national retail stores. Her experience also includes obtaining jury verdicts in breach of contract, products liability, nuisance, premises liability, and deceptive trade practice liability cases.

Jane has authored articles and presented CLEs and seminars for clients, bar associations, and industry trade organizations on topics including construction defect cases, worker’s compensation issues, contract indemnification language, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, general personal injury claims, and insurance code violations.

Throughout her legal career Jane has valued mentorship. At her former law firm, she was in an associate liaison leadership position, providing guidance to new attorneys to assist them in achieving their career goals. She also participated in the summer clerkship program and on-campus interviews for first-year associate positions.

Jane is committed to giving back to both the legal profession and the Houston community. Jane has served as a board member of Texas Association of Defense Counsel; has been a member of the Construction Law section member of the Houston Bar Association; Hospitality and Retail section member of the Defense Research Institute; former attorney council vice chair of the National Chapter of American Subcontractors Association; and former member of the American Subcontractors Association, Houston Chapter government advocacy and membership committees. In the community, she is a former board member of Alternatives in Motion (AIM) Adoptions, and an active supporter and volunteer for Houston SPCA and Houston Food Bank.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., 2001
  • Trinity University, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section (2009-Present)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Board of Directors (2008-2010); 50th Anniversary and Fall Meeting Co-Chair (2010)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Hospitality and Retail, Member; Young Lawyer Committee and Construction Law Section (2009-2015)
  • National Chapter of American Subcontractors Association, Attorney Council Vice Chair (2015)
  • American Subcontractors Association, Houston Chapter, Government Advocacy and Membership committees (2011-2015)

Community Involvement

  • Alternatives in Motion (AIM) Adoptions, Former Board Member
  • Houston SPCA, Volunteer and Supporter
  • Houston Food Bank, Volunteer and Supporter
  • “Texas’ Unruliest Rules: The Abused, Unused or Did You Know That was in There?” presentation with Ryan Grant, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Winter Conference, February 2011
  • “Defending Subcontractors When the General Contractor is an Empty Pocket,” co-author with Michael Gallagher, In House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2009
  • “New Developments on Workers’ Compensation Wrap- Up Policies: An Update on the Holding in Etie v. Walsh & Albert Co., Ltd.,” TADC Conference, September 2006
  • “The Disappearing Jury,” research assistant for The Hon. Sam Sparks and George Butts, published by Voir Dire and the American Board of Trial Advocates, Spring 2006