Tom Hetherington is a trial partner in the firm’s Houston office. His practice focuses on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including securities litigation; energy litigation; class actions; shareholder litigation; corporate merger litigation; financial services litigation; life, health and disability insurance litigation; stranger-owned life insurance (“STOLI”) litigation; ERISA litigation; business tort litigation; internal investigations; FINRA arbitrations; stop-loss insurance litigation; construction litigation; and real estate litigation. Tom has extensive experience litigating class/mass actions, and complex commercial disputes.
Tom’s litigation practice is national in scope. He is known as a “go-to” lawyer for some of the nation’s largest energy and financial services companies, and is regularly hired as lead trial counsel in complex matters throughout the United States.
Tom has extensive experience in state and federal courts and before arbitration panels across the country, including Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Tom has trial experience in a wide variety of cases, including multimillion-dollar commercial litigation matters.
Tom is an eight-time Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star and has been named one of the top attorneys in Houston by H Texas Magazine. Tom was a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP before leaving in January 2009 to form Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP.
Tom is actively involved in his community. He served as President of the University of Houston Law Alumni Association, is an enthusiastic supporter of Rice University where he was captain of the football team and currently serves on the Rice Owl Club Board of Directors, among other activities.
Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, is an avid wine enthusiast, and enjoys traveling and attending college and professional sporting events.