Farrell A. Hochmuth

Partner

Houston
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Overview

Farrell Hochmuth assists in a wide variety of business and commercial litigation matters focusing on the defense of clients in civil matters, including complex civil litigation, contract disputes, admiralty, insurance and energy. Farrell has appeared in both state and federal courts and has considerable experience litigating contract disputes on behalf of major energy companies.

In 1998, Farrell was selected as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and completed her thesis on indigenous agriculture in Zimbabwe, Africa. She also participated in a law study program abroad in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2001.

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  • Served as an integral member of the trial team that obtained a defense verdict in a breach of contract and bad faith pooling jury trial for an oil and gas company.
  • First-chaired a breach of contract case for an energy services company in Harris County, Texas. 
  • Prevailed in a litigated breach of contract/warranty case before the American Arbitration Association.
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Experience

  • Served as an integral member of the trial team that obtained a defense verdict in a breach of contract and bad faith pooling jury trial for an oil and gas company.
  • First-chaired a breach of contract case for an energy services company in Harris County, Texas. 
  • Prevailed in a litigated breach of contract/warranty case before the American Arbitration Association.
  • Representing an energy company in an insurance coverage dispute and has experience with the Texas Insurance Commission.
  • Secured three victories in the Texas Courts of Appeals in dealer litigation for a large motor vehicle manufacturer, all of which were affirmed on appeal by the Texas Supreme Court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2009 to 2015)
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar (1998)

Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

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Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas, 2003

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2003; cum laude; President, Environmental Law Society; Member, Order of the Barons; Casenotes and Comments Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
  • B.A., Long Island University - Southampton College, 1997, magna cum laude