• Experienced
  • Trusted
  • Respected
"Jones Hassett Lesson #2: We'll always tell you what you OUGHT to hear, and not what you WANT to hear."
- Mike Hassett

Trial experience when talks fall short.

All members of the firm are involved in our litigation practice, which is headed by Michael Hassett, who is board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Our lawyers combine exceptional legal skill, outside business experience, and aggressive advocacy to further our clients’ business and strategic goals in litigation.  Backed by a proven record of success at trial, our lawyers are respected for their professional demeanor, their skills in the courtroom, and their integrity as advocates.

We have substantial experience and expertise in business litigation, handling matters such as breach of contract; bad faith and fair dealing; construction; employment; fiduciary duty; business torts; joint venture and partnership; landlord/tenant; note collection and foreclosure; secured lending; and insurance defense.  Our lawyers have prepared and tried cases in each of these areas, and we have experience in handling disputes in a wide array of forums, including state and federal courts in Texas, arbitration panels, governmental agencies and tribunals, and administrative bodies.

We also provide pre-litigation advice to our clients on a broad range of matters, using our experience to help each client develop and pursue its particular business goals.

Finally, we are mindful that litigation is often neither profitable nor enjoyable for our clients.  We know that our clients often wish to avoid expensive, protracted litigation.  Trial is occasionally unfortunately necessary, however, and our goal in such situations is to work with our clients to develop and implement an effective, cost-efficient strategy to win.  Make no mistake -- we litigate with one goal and only one goal -- to win for our clients’ benefit.


Michael Hassett

Nicholas Smith

L. Kelly Jones


Our 1870s Colorado mining scale is prominently displayed in our reception area.