What We Do

Commercial Litigation and Transactional Practice

Commercial litigation is a core element of our practice. The Heartfield Law Firm has the case-management skills to assist with representation of local or multinational entities through complex commercial disputes.

The Heartfield Law Firm is prepared to represent our business and commercial clients through all phases of litigation. Over the past 30 years, our lawyers have been involved in virtually every type of dispute that may arise in a business context. We prepare for each case as if it will go to trial. Our strength is the early identification of essential legal and factual issues. This process leads to a strategy that effectively drives discovery, trial, or early resolution. By way of example, we have litigated:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business torts
  • Property damage
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Whistleblower/False Claims Act
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder issues
  • Arbitration and ADR

Additionally, The Heartfield Law Firm assists its clients with myriad transactional needs, such as:

  • Business transactions
  • Business organizations
  • Business formations
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Business negotiations, arbitration, and ADR
  • Development of policies and procedures

Intellectual Property and Related Areas

The Heartfield Law Firm litigates intellectual property suits throughout Texas. We have litigated hundreds of cases in the Eastern District of Texas alone. Our lP litigation experience spans two decades and covers a diverse range of technologies and industries, including those involving medical devices, automotive, World Wide Web, software, telecommunications, medical devices, manufacturing processes, multimedia platforms, and electronics.

Because our primary focus is in East Texas, The Heartfield Law Firm has the skills to navigate the local nuances of the Eastern District of Texas and its six divisions. Our lawyers are heavily involved in leadership roles within the Eastern District, which enables us to accurately analyze each division’s demographics and the impact on each specific case. Given our wealth of experience with this District, we are uniquely qualified to provide local support to national, multinational, and local litigants. Our experience allows us to provide the best possible results from pre-filing investigation through trial and post-trial proceedings. Our trial attorneys have experience in the following related areas:

  • Patent infringement
  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • False advertising
  • Trade secrets
  • Restrictive covenants


Our lawyers have 30 years of experience representing governmental entities in a broad array of matters. The Heartfield Law Firm continuously advises our county, special law district, and city clients through every phase of their operations, including:

  • Public finance and budget
  • Grant application
  • Governmental contracting
  • Open government law
  • Eminent domain
  • Human Resource
  • Purchasing
  • Record retention

Real Estate

The Heartfield Law Firm is experienced in assisting its governmental, corporate, and individual clients through a broad range of real estate issues. Our experience is heavily concentrated in litigation of property disputes. Our firm has significant experience in:

  • Real estate litigation
  • Condemnation
  • Purchases and sales of land
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Leases
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes
  • Zoning
  • Environmental issues

Personal Injury

The Heartfield Law Firm is dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of our injured clients and maximizing their recovery. Our attorneys can assist with:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Offshore accidents
  • Plant and refinery accidents
  • Oil rig explosions
  • Trucking accidents
  • Medical injuries
  • Industrial accidents
  • Jones Act, Longshore, and maritime accidents