I am fortunate to have long relationships with many of our clients. It is impossible to have those relationships without being responsive to each client’s particular needs and – most important – without obtaining successful results. I enjoy handling tough cases, but I also know that costly discovery and courtroom battles are not always the most effective nor efficient options. This is why I explore unique and creative alternatives for accomplishing the client’s objectives.
J.J. Hardig is the Leader of the Tort Litigation Practice Group. He is a veteran business lawyer with a track record of success in and out of courtrooms across Texas for nearly 20 years. His clients range from global engineering and construction services firms to multi-national chemical and consumer product manufacturers to major exploration and production companies to local oilfield service companies. Although diverse, these clients have one thing in common—they count on J.J. to solve their business challenges with creative thinking, skillful negotiation and, when necessary, dogged litigation.
J.J.’s unique trial and appellate experience centers on serious personal injury claims and high-stakes commercial disputes often arising in the construction, energy, and petrochemical industries. His personal injury practice is dedicated to defending catastrophic injury or death claims arising in industrial settings and rig sites from events such as equipment malfunction, electrocution, and exposure to hazardous products and materials. His commercial litigation practice involves complex contract and warranty issues, often arising from service contracts and product supply agreements.
J.J. also has a growing focus on indemnity and insurance coverage issues. These issues arise during the front-end negotiation of a construction or oil and gas-related master services agreement or later when a personal injury or property damage claim arises. J.J. not only negotiates and drafts indemnity and insurance provisions protecting his clients, he also has extensive experience successfully enforcing his clients’ indemnity and insurance coverage rights in court.