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Hugh J. Howerton

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   8 reviews

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  1. Personal injury
    Hugh Howerton is one of America's top rated attorneys and specializes in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    35 years

Voted TOP 100 Texas trial lawyers Hugh Howerton specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injury victims and their families. Hugh Howerton is an AV rated attorney and Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Hugh Howerton has specialized in Personal Injury Trial Law for 26 years.

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Licensed for 35 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1987
Updated 10/23/2022

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The Law Offices of Hugh Howerton
13030 Rummel Creek
Houston, TX, 77079


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Posted by Ginny | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Lawyer
Mr. Howerton is an exceptional lawyer. He possesses all of the skills needed to help his clients. As he works through your case, you realize how fortunate you are to have Mr. Howerton represent you. Mr. Howerton is able to view situations holistically. He considers all the legal aspects of the case, and also understands his clients’personal reactions and needs in regard to the case. As a client you never feel that you have been forgotten. He addresses your anxiety and helps you find comfort. Yet at the same time he explains to you legally how things are moving and answers anything you do not understand; and you realize that the legal part of your case is in expert hands too. Mr. Howerton starts your case without hesitation. He keeps you informed throughput with frequent emails. As he works and communicates with you, you relax in his legal expertise but you also find that through your communication Mr. Howerton is able to assess your personal needs- be it more understanding or a need to leases your anxiety— and he is able to help, even when you did not realize that you needed his help. Mr. Howerton completed our case over 6 months and 1 week. It was a learning experience for me and it also became a safe and pleasant experience through Mr. Howerton’s compassion and legal expertise. Thank you, Mr. Howerton.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Janice Bernal
I cannot say enough about this lawyer. This lawyer is pretty much what I expected in a highly qualified, professional and courteous person. I didn’t have to constantly call him to see how things was going, he contacted me only when info was needed and or update me on how things was going. I allow him to do his job to settle my case and he did with awesome results and I can’t be more pleased, my thanks to him. Job well done.
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Posted by Meghan | April 17, 2015
Fantastic Lawyer- So happy we had him on our side!
Hugh Howerton was a fantastic lawyer. He handled my mother's case after she was in a bad car accident in Houston. After we were unsatisfied with a different lawyer in Houston, we switched to him and couldn't be happier with the decision to change. He went above and beyond with staying in contact, and explaining each step of the process. In addition to to a fabulous outcome, Hugh delt with making sure all hospital bills and medicare were covered. I would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by Colleen Caulkett | April 14, 2015
Hugh J. Howerton
Hugh Howerton is a phenominal lawyer. During our first conversation, he stated that he would deal with the legal aspects of my personal injury case and that my job was to get better. Hugh did exactly that! He responded instantly to any questions or concerns that I had. He was relentless in pursuing a positive outcome to my case. His integrity, professionalism and knowledge of the law are unsurpassed. I have complete faith and trust in his ability and recommend Hugh Howerton without any reservation
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Posted by Scott | November 11, 2014
One couldn't ask for a better attorney!
During my mediation, the mediator asked me as to how I got so lucky to have Hugh represent my case. You could see in the other attorney's face that the other 2 attorney's knew Hugh wasn't going to back down on my behalf. All the years of experience all come together and he goes to war for you! I pray that I never have a need for another attorney in the future, but without a doubt, I wouldn't hesitate to call up Hugh once again. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know and THERE IS A REASON WHY YOU CAN'T FIND A NEGATIVE REVIEW ON HIM!!!!!! As we all know you can't please everyone and to still not have a single negative review says it all.
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Posted by Perry | January 15, 2013
Personal Injury Litigation / Resolution
I contacted Hugh Howerton after several months of frustrating interactions with an insurance company after my son was struck by a motorist as he rode his bicycle in a crosswalk. The insurance adjuster was very difficult to work with considering I only wanted to be reimbursed for actual out of pocket expenses associated with the accident. After an initial call to Hugh, he immediately took over management of the issue and my frustrations simply ended. Hugh always did exactly what he said he would and was always on schedule. He resolved my reimbursement issue quickly and I never had another minute’s frustration. I can’t recommend Hugh enough, he is a diligent, straight shooter that resolves personal injury issues justly. I will never try to deal with insurance carriers again. Hugh has changed the way I feel about proper legal representation forever. I recommend him highly,
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Posted by Kristina | October 11, 2012
Best Decision I've Ever Made
In a time of injury, all there seems to be is confusion, anger and pain. Thankfully, when my knee injury case wasn't getting better or easier, my mother and I had the good sense to ask Hugh to help. After struggling on our own for what seemed like months, our case was suddenly making quick progress on the road to getting me healed, the bills taken care of and the completion of my education in college. Hugh not only managed to get us a settlement that paid for the medical and therapy bills, I was also able to pay off a great deal of my college debt. The entire fiasco was handled professionally, carefully and very swiftly. Once Hugh stepped in to help us take on the insurance adjuster of my university, with whom we were having trouble with, I felt a great deal of stress disappear. Hugh, my sincere thanks for your patience and knowledge in that confusing and difficult time of my life!
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Posted by Tanya | August 29, 2011
Best Decision I could have made
Deciding to use Mr. Howerton to help me with my case was the best decision I could have made. After suffering a mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident, I found myself spending so much time trying to deal with all of the accident related paperwork, calls, correspondence, etc. that I didn't have the time, much less the money, to take care of my medical needs. When the deadline for finalizing the claim approached and I was still not better, I contacted Mr. Howerton. He took over for me and had my case settled (at full policy limits) with both parties in just a couple
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Offices of Hugh J Howerton, P.L.L.C.
  • 1994 - Present


  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Brain Injury
  • Case settled for a significant amount
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accident
  • Successful verdict for client which was 24 times the settlement offer


  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top100 TexasTrial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyer
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • "AV" Rating Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Hugh
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding attorney with a strong commitment to meeting his client's goals and objectives. Hugh possess a technical understanding of the law, courts and judges. He is an advocate that you want on your side and not your opponent's side."
Personal injury
Houston Personal injury Lawyer Hugh J. Howerton
Hugh J. Howerton
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 35 years