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Laura Patterson Haley

Litigation Attorney at Harlingen, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Haley Law is a Texas-based law firm with extensive experience litigating cases statewide and nationally. Our attorneys are committed to winning complex fiduciary litigation and business disputes in a range of industries.

    25 years

  2. Appeals
    I handle appeals and mandamus proceedings in all Texas courts of appeal, as well as post-judgment motions, jury charges, and legal briefing in federal and state trial courts throughout the US.

    25 years

  3. Business
    I handle all aspects of federal and state court complex commercial litigation and arbitrations.

    25 years

I have practiced law since 1999, primarily commercial litigation and appeals. After practicing as both outside and as in-house counsel for 13 years in Houston, Texas, I moved to South Texas and developed a partnership, Smith Haley Nobles. Now, after 19 years of practice, I am excited to launch my own firm, Haley Law Firm, PLLC. I represent commercial clients in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, primarily Texas.

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Haley Law PLLC
1617 E. Tyler Ave.
Suite A
Harlingen, TX, 78550-6877


5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Buddy | January 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended & Excellent All Around
I retained the services of Haley Law and have had the distinct pleasure of working with both Laura directly in conjunction with her associate Tony Weiner on multiple matters that stem over a few states. Originally, her firm was hired to address a relatively small issue my company was having with sub-contractor that was later discovered to not be licensed. Laura stepped in right away and we were able to get to the crux of the matter so work would continue without any further delays. Since that time, her firm has been retained as corporate counsel as our open dialogue with my company’s interests are best served by both her and her team’s experience for the foreseeable future. I would highly recommend Haley Law without reservation.
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Posted by Jim | January 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Laura is my co-counsel I recommended my client retain in a business dispute litigation. Laura’s knowledge and appellate acumen has helped me and my client tremendously, and we’re grateful and thankful to have her on our side!
Posted by Brandy | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant lawyer
Ms. Haley is a brilliant lawyer and an excellent advocate. She diligently and competently handles extremely complex matters.
Posted by Megan | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Skilled and Effective Advocate
I hired Laura as appellate counsel on a large litigation matter. She is a dedicated, hard working, highly effective advocate. She brings a unique perspective having served in a variety of attorney roles. Laura is a pleasure to work with and I recommend her without reservation.


  • Contingency 40%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Haley Law
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Smith Law Group
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Senior Corporate Counsel
  • Diamond Offshore
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Of Counsel
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell & Riggs, LLP
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Litigation Associate
  • Dobrowski LLP
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Litigation Associate
  • Patterson & Associates, PLLC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Campbell, Harrison & Wright
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 14th Court Of Appeals
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Houston
  • MA - Masters
  • 1994
  • University of Houston
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2015 Garcia v. Posada (Cameron County District Ct.)
  • The parties litigated their claims in an adversary action until settling in 2016 on terms very beneficial to Posada.
  • 2013 Diamond Offshore Company v. Survival Systems International (U.S. District Ct., Houston TX)
  • Successfully represented Diamond in a suit against SSI, alleging product liability, breach of contract, fraud, breach of warranty related to unintentional release of lifeboat hooks.
  • 2006 Coral Way, LLC v. Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman, LLP et al. Lead counsel (U.S. District Ct., Miami, FL)
  • Successfully represented plaintiff in a professional malpractice lawsuit against law firm. After two-week jury trial, the case settled for a confidential amount.


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Appellate and Litigation Sections
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Women’s Bar Committee, Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Texas Bar Committee for the Texas Pattern Jury Charge: Negligence, Intentional Personal Torts, and Worker’s Compensation Volume
  • Contributor
  • 2018 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thompson Reuter
  • 2022
  • SuperLawyer Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005


  • Texas Appellate Law Blog
  • How Outside and In-House Counsel Can (and Should!) Collaborate on Post-Litigation Lessons-Learned
  • 2017
  • Texas Appellate Law Blog
  • Lawyers in the Living Room: ‘Texas Lawyers’ Facebook Group
  • 2017
  • Texas Appellate Law Blog
  • In-House Focus: Steer Clear of Career-Limiting Moves
  • 2015
  • Advanced Appellate CLE
  • Transfer Proceedings Before the Judicial Panel on MultiDistrict Litigation
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas State Bar CLE
  • “Social Media: How To Get It; How To Use It; And Ethics For Both”
  • 2018
  • Texas State Bar CLE
  • “Going In-House – Practical Advice on Dealing with or Becoming an In-House Counsel”
  • 2016
  • State Bar of Texas CLE
  • “Appellate Issues in Dispositive Motions”
  • 2016
  • Texas State Bar CLE
  • “What I Know Now and Wish I knew Then”
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Laura
Litigation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is an intelligent, hard-working, committed lawyer who can be relied on to get the job done. Laura is a credit to the profession and I endorse her without reservation."
Government contracts
Bankruptcy and debt

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Harlingen Litigation Lawyer Laura Patterson Haley
Laura Patterson Haley
Litigation Attorney
Harlingen, TX
Licensed for 24 years