Civil Litigation Attorneys in Corpus Christi & South Texas

A perfect blend of creativity, professionalism and local knowledge.

Van Huseman


Although Van is most at home at the ranch, he has built a very distinguished career in the courtroom.  He was listed in Woodward White, Inc's 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in America and has tried hundreds of jury trials throughout his career.  He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and holds certifications in both civil and personal injury trial law. 

John Swallow


John is passionate about helping the people of his city. John was born and raised in Michigan, but once he moved to South Texas, he fell in love with the community. He has since served as an officer in the Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association and is an active member of the local bar. 

Paul Swacina


Practicing law in Corpus Christi since 1985, you'd be hard-pressed to find an area attorney with the same level of experience and skill that Paul brings to our team. Specifically, Paul's areas of practice include personal injury trial law, medical malpractice, professional liability, business and commercial litigation, and guardianships.

Paul Dodson


Paul has been a true advocate for local businesses, individuals and families since 1977. Not only does he handle cases involving business law, personal injury claims, real estate and construction disputes, and fiduciary issues, but he is also a Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law and a Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law.

Jacob Hubert


Jacob Hubert is a South-Texas native and graduated from Calallen High School in 2009. He attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he played baseball and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Criminal Justice. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law Houston in 2018 and returned to Corpus Christi to join our team in 2019. Jacob’s outside interests include working cattle, roping, riding horses, hunting, baseball, golf, and guitar.

Practice areas

Learn what we do and how we do it.

Business & Commercial Litigation

Learn how to effectively resolve breaches of contract, partnership disputes, employment issues, and everything in between.

Oil & Gas Law

See how we use our industry knowledge to assist you with royalty conflicts, exploration disputes, production disagreements, mineral liens, and more.

Personal Injury

If you’ve suffered an injury or had an insurance claim wrongfully denied, you need an experienced team of attorneys on your side. Let us fight for you.

Trust & Probate Litigation

Losing a loved one is hard enough—you shouldn't have to tackle a trial on top of it. Allow us to relieve some of the burden.

Local Knowledge

There are many attorneys in Houston and San Antonio that serve the Corpus Christi area, but few know the city like locals. We are different — Corpus Christi is our home. This is where we live and work. We understand the residents, and we understand the culture. 

Please do not overlook the value of local knowledge. When you’re searching for counsel, consider the fact that local attorneys such as ourselves have a certain home field advantage. We have worked with the judges in the area and know how they think. This can serve you well in the courtroom

We give big firm service without the bureaucracy

“If you want comprehensive and creative solutions, we’re the ones you should call.” - Van Huseman

Your Problems Are Our Problems

We understand that a case can impact various areas of your life. When you partner with us, we don’t simply look at the facts — we look at the full picture just as we would if the situation were our own. We tackle disputes from the ground up and strive to bring normalcy back to your life as a whole. 

Calm and Serious Litigators

Many assume that trial will be taxing, but our experience has taught us how to be proactive and objective rather than reactive. We strive to eliminate as much stress as possible for our clients, and they take comfort in our seasoned approach. 

Trial Experience Unlike Any Other Firm

Facts are facts, and if you look at the numbers, it’s clear that we try more cases than any of our direct peers. We know what to expect in the courtroom, and we’ve had time to hone our strategies and tactic. When the opposing counsel sees our firm, they know they’re up against a challenge. 


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Attorney referrals

Helping your clients as well as ours

The highest form of honor we can be given is when you trust us to handle a client of your own

When you send us a client, we treat them the exact same way you would.

It’s truly an honor when other attorneys and professionals respect the work we do and send their clients our way, and we never forget that. If your client needs local counsel or support outside your areas of practice, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

Contact Us

If you can’t find a solution to your problem, we will help you.

There’s one ingredient that makes or breaks a case, and that’s creativity. A good trial attorney is a resourceful and expert problem solver, and those are exactly the traits we’ve tailored our firm to embody. When a case is brought to us, we work tirelessly to resolve it — no excuses. That means nothing is off limits. We aren’t unethical or uncouth, but we are relentless in our strategy and preparation. As the best innovators know, novel ideas are sparked from avid research, and we’ve become extremely efficient at gathering data to draw conclusions from. 

And we do all of this for far less than most other firms. 

The strongest advantage we have is a solid reputation without the big firm price. We do the work of a much larger firm and get the same results, and other professionals and clients alike have taken notice. Although we could charge more based on our performance and experience, we don’t believe in putting a price tag on quality.