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Matt Henneman is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Texas School of Law. In 1994, he moved to Houston to become a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office, where he tried more than fifty jury trials and was the Chief Prosecutor in several Harris County courts. In 1997, Mr. Henneman entered private practice as an associate with Taylor & Eggleston and later with the Houston Office of New York's Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman. He has been with the firm since its inception in January 2001. Mr. Henneman concentrates his work in commercial litigation, including media litigation, employment litigation, securities litigation, energy litigation and personal injury trial law, and has represented clients in courtrooms in Texas, New York, and North Carolina, as well as in arbitrations before the NYSE, NASD, AAA, and the National Arbitration Forum.

Mr. Henneman is a member of the Houston, Texas, American and Federal Bar Associations, and is licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas, in the United States Courts for the Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Arbitration: 25%
  4. Oil & Gas: 5%

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Watt, Beckworth, Thompson & Henneman, L.L.P.

1800 Pennzoil Place, South Tower
711 Louisiana
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Texas Rising StarSuper Lawyers2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWatt Beckworth Thompson & Henneman LLP2001 - Present
AttorneyKasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP1999 - 2001
AttorneyTaylor & Eggleston1997 - 1999
Chief ProsecutorHarris County District Attorney's Office1994 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Executive Legal AdvisorThe Avian Flu -- Legal Issues2006
American Journal of Criminal LawPublic Interest v. Private Justice1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Northwestern UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Advanced Civil Litigation ConferenceArbitration2007