hal-hargisHal Hargis

Attorney-At-Law

Hal Hargis has been a trial lawyer for twenty-one years on both sides of the bar. He has tried over seventy-five jury trials, several bench trials and presented cases at arbitration. He has mediated 800+ cases/disputes. He is a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator with the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association and a member of the Association of Attorney Mediators. His mediation success rate exceeds 91%. He gets cases settled because he understands litigation and, more importantly, litigants.

Mr. Hargis has represented plaintiffs and defendants in all types of civil cases, including, but not limited to:

  • catastrophic injury
  • commercial liability
  • wrongful death
  • automobile accidents
  • premises liability
  • consumer protection
  • subrogation
  • electrical injuries
  • structural and fire losses
  • construction defects
  • deceptive trade practices
  • products liability
  • employment practices
  • landlord/tenant misrepresentation

Professional Highlights

  • July 2005, Mr. Hargis was named one of Houston’s top personal injury lawyers by H Texas Magazine
  • AV Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating for ethics and ability).

Mediation

Hal Hargis’ vast litigation experience renders him pre-eminently qualified to mediate any type of civil dispute. As a litigator, Mr. Hargis has successfully mediated upwards of one thousand cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. This experience alone gives Mr. Hargis a perspective few mediators enjoy. As a mediator, Mr. Hargis’ success rate exceeds 90%.

Education & Personal

  • Born and raised in Houston, Texas
  • Worked in the electrical industry before completing college and law school
  • BA, 1989, with Honors, Government, The University of Texas at Austin
  • JD, 1992, Magna Cum Laude, South Texas College of Law – South Texas Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Mediation Certification, University of Houston Law Center
  • Hal is married with two daughters

Mediation Training

  • Managing Your First Arbitration; American Arbitration Association
  • How to Become a More Innovative Neutral or Advocate: Applying Cutting Edge Innovation Management
  • Techniques to Your Mediation Practice; American Arbitration Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution 2011; State Bar of Texas
  • Windstorm ADR; Houston Bar Association
  • Communicating Through Generations; Houston Bar Association
  • Does Social Media Have a Place in Your ADR Practice?; Houston Bar Association
  • Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training: Best Meet Where West Begins
  • New Judicial Perspectives Mediation and ADR
  • Foolproof Techniques for Breaking Impasses
  • Advanced Mediation: Skills and Techniques
  • Mediation Start Ups and Makeovers
  • 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training

More About Hal Hargis

  • State Bar of Texas since 1992; ADR Section Member
  • Houston Bar Association since 1992, ADR Section Member
  • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, Credentialed Advanced Mediator
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Member

  • All Texas state courts
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

  • The Law Offices of Hal Hargis (06/2014 – Present)
  • Irelan • Hargis, PLLC (11/2000 – 06/2014)
  • Johanson & Fairless (01/1998 – 11/2000)
  • Tucker Hendryx, Snyder & Slade, P.C. (01/1995 -01/1998)
  • Richard Schwartz & Associates (11/1992-01/1995)