A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., Alton J. Hall, Jr., and 12 lawyers from the Houston office of Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall have joined Cozen O’Connor, a full-service litigation and business law firm with more than 550 attorneys practicing in 22 offices throughout the United States and in Toronto and London. Wickliff and Hall previously founded the largest minority-owned law firm in the state of Texas and are two of the country’s leading practitioners in labor, employment, energy, and environmental law, including litigation and trials.
Their team enhances Cozen O’Connor’s presence in Texas, where the firm has offices in Houston and Dallas, and brings a high-profile roster of major business clients to its nationally recognized labor and employment group and commercial litigation practice. It also strengthens Cozen O’Connor’s capacity to serve energy and public utility clients in the geographic heart of that vital economic sector.
Martin Wickliff and Alton Hall joined together in practice more than two decades ago as Wickliff & Hall and then became part of Epstein Becker & Green in 2002. Not only are Mr. Wickliff and Mr. Hall litigators and trial lawyers, they are also pioneers in Texas as founders of the state’s first African-American-owned law firm that represents major corporate clients. They provide civil defense counsel to Fortune 500 companies, local entrepreneurs, and public, government, nonprofit, and charitable organizations. Key practices include labor and employment, energy, environmental, public utility law, and litigation. The team that they lead is also highly respected for civic and community service.