Top AV Rated Houston Business Lawyer For Breach of Contract

Houston business lawyer Houston business lawyer Hugh Howerton was voted Top 100 Texas trial lawyers. A trial lawyer with the best AV rating who helps business owners who have lost money caused by a breach of contract.

Hugh Howerton is a Board Certified veteran trial lawyer with 29 years of experience. All cases are handled on a contingency fee.

If your business was damaged and you lost money by a breach of contract call today for a confidential and free consultation 713.984.9848

A Contract Is A Promise

In the past people just shook hands when they agreed to do something. Now, you have to hire lawyers to write up contracts that only lawyers can understand. But it is still real simple. A contract is merely a promise to do something put in writing. If someone broke their promise to you and you lost money there is something you can do about it. A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract.

Hugh Howerton does not write contracts. He is a trial lawyer. His ultimate job is to tell your story to a jury so they can truly understand the harm that has come to you and your business because of a breach of contract.

Most cases settle before ever getting to a jury. But Hugh believes that to best represent his clients he prepares each and every case like it will go to trial. This puts the most pressure on the other side to offer you a fair settlement. There are many litigators but few good trial lawyers. There is a big difference and it can make a big difference in the justice you receive.   

Hugh helps small businesses hurt by big corporations. 

Types of Breach of Contract Cases

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They didn’t deliver the goods or services

They didn’t complete the job

They didn’t pay us or didn’t pay on time

They sent us inferior goods

They committed fraud

They stole from us 

The Un-Stuffy Lawyer

Hugh Howerton is not a typical stuffed shirt business lawyer.  He is friendly to his clients. He makes complex cases simple for the jury to understand. He accepts only a few clients at a time so they get the special time and attention they need. Hugh jokes “it took me three years of law school to talk like a lawyer and nearly 30 years of practice to not talk like one.”


“An Exceptional Trial Attorney”

I have had the pleasure of working with Hugh Howerton over the last several years. His expertise and ability in successfully representing clients are of the highest standards. Mr. Howerton is an exceptional trial attorney whose convincing jury presentation have resulted in high verdict awards for his clients.

Richard Cobb Attorney at Law

“I Can’t Say Enough Good Things About Him”

Hugh Howerton is very professional and easy to talk to. What I liked most about him is that he is a take charge kind of attorney. He is exceptional and I can’t say enough good things about him!

Kassandra Anselmo

What is a Material Breach of Contract

If a party fails to comply with an agreement and breaches the contract the breach must be material. The circumstances to consider in determining whether a failure to comply is material include:

  1. The extent to which the injured party will be deprived of the benefit which they reasonably expected;
  2. the extent to which the injured party can be adequately compensated for the part of that benefit of which he will be deprived;
  3. The extent to which the party failing to perform or to offer to perform will suffer forfeiture;
  4. The likelihood that the party failing to perform or to offer to perform will cure his failure, taking into account the circumstances including any reasonable assurances;
  5. The extent to which the behavior of the party failing to perform or to offer to perform comports with standards of good faith and fair dealing. 

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