Houston: King of Litigation Boutiques

The Texas Lawbook has anointed Houston the “king of litigation boutiques.”  In its July 7 article, the Texas Lawbook attributes the rise in Houston’s litigation boutiques to Houston’s entrepreneurial roots, comparing lawyers who leave big firms to strike out on their own to oil wildcatters.  Describing Morgan Copeland and Bob Schick’s recent big firm departure as the “highest profile move this year,” The Texas Lawbook quotes Morgan Copeland as saying “We love V&E, but the time is right for us to strike out on our own and build our own practices,” says Copeland. “The structure of large law firms presents significant hurdles that make it difficult to attract new clients.”