Firm Profile

Payne & Blanchard, L.L.P. engages in the general civil practice of law, with an emphasis on litigation matters. The firm’s primary areas of practice include general civil litigation, personal injury defense, insurance coverage, trucking law, construction law, products liability, premises liability, non-subscriber litigation, appellate litigation, ERISA and life, health & accident insurance coverage and litigation, probate, estate planning, real estate, business planning and banking. Litigation matters are handled in all Texas state and U.S. District courts, including appellate courts. The firm’s clients include a number of national insurance companies, and businesses operating locally, nationally and internationally. They range in size from individuals and small businesses to national and international corporations and insurance companies.

We are a team of trial lawyers who share a common goal: delivering excellent legal services to our clients in a manner that is personal, prompt, efficient, and result-oriented. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded our firm its highest (AV) rating. Our years of experience before judges and juries in state and federal courts give us a strong foundation in courtroom excellence that is well-known in the legal community. We understand the disruption that litigation can cause for our clients, and we will always consider the best interests of our clients, whether that means proceeding through a trial or finding other avenues for resolution of a case.

We have proudly represented some of the leading businesses and insurance companies in Texas, offering a professional, common sense approach to law. Because of our dedication to excellence, satisfied clients are the largest source of our new cases. We are proud of our reputation in the legal community, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to legal excellence. In 1979, six partners and several associates of the original Gardere, Porter & DeHay firm formed the firm of DeHay & Blanchard. In 1992, the firm changed its name to Payne & Blanchard, L.L.P.