Our Team

Eggleston & Briscoe is proud of the trust our clients place in our abilities, and we are committed to honoring that trust with our contingent of well qualified, experienced attorneys. Our peers recognize Eggleston & Briscoe for the highest levels of ethical propriety and legal competence evidenced by receipt of the prestigious ‘AV’ Preeminent rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience and serve corporate, institutional and individual clients around the world. The team has deep roots in Texas, including many native Houstonians, and a firm mission to provide legal services of the highest quality to each client, and to do so effectively, professionally, and efficiently.

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  • William J. EgglestonWilliam J. Eggleston, Partner

    Bill Eggleston has over 35 years of courtroom experience and today emphasizes civil business and insurance litigation.  He has successfully represented numerous businesses and individuals in high profile, significant cases.  Recently, Bill secured a take nothing defense verdict for a property insurer sued for over $22 million and successfully defended before the Texas Supreme Court a jury verdict he won on behalf of a county judge and commissioners sued for alleged election violations.  Bill has also obtained equally significant verdicts or settlements on behalf of insurance companies, royalty owners, fellow attorneys and the State of Texas.  Most recently, he helped gain acquittal of a local doctor charged with murder.  Bill is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, "AV" Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (2012-2017), named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H Magazine (2013-2016) and one of the state's SuperLawyers by Texas Monthly (2014-2016).

  • W. Montgomery BriscoeW. Montgomery Briscoe, Partner

    Monty Briscoe is a 30-year trial lawyer with vast and successful first chair jury trial experience in a variety of lawsuits throughout Texas that include insurance coverage, construction defect, premises liability, product liability, contract disputes, DTPA, and major injury. Monty is considered a go-to lawyer among property and casualty insurance professionals. Monty’s recent trial accomplishments include the successful defense of a Houston area homebuilder, the overturning of a multi-million dollar rogue insurance appraisal award, and the defense of a major fire loss insurance claim which resulted successfully with a finding of arson. Monty is both 'AV' Preeminent rated (2012-2013) and designated a Texas Top Rated Lawyer (2013) by Martindale-Hubbell.   
  • Raymond L. Gregory IIRaymond L. Gregory II, Partner

    For more than 25 years, Ray Gregory has successfully represented corporate, institutional, and individual clients from around the world in a wide variety of disputes involving insurance coverage and claims, general business issues, oil and gas matters, employment issues, confidential and proprietary information, and school and public law. Ray is both ‘AV’ Preeminent rated (2001-17) and designated a Texas Top-Rated Lawyer (2012-16) by Martindale-Hubbell. He also has been named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Magazine, most recently in 2017.
  • David W. SmithDavid W. Smith, Partner

    David is a fourth generation trial lawyer with a profound interest in the law and helping his clients.  David started his litigation practice representing clients in first party bad faith claims, oil and gas matters, and professional liability matters.  In addition to those practice areas, he has spent the past decade developing an expertise in workers’ compensation non-subscriber litigation.  David is licensed to practice law in Texas and Oklahoma.

  • John Michael RabornJohn Michael Raborn, Partner and Mediator

    John Michael is a trial attorney and mediator with jury trial experience representing companies and individuals on both sides of the docket in a range of business and insurance matters. John Michael is rated AV Preeminent (2017) by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating, and recognized as one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine (2017).
  • Erin Eggleston SalisburyErin Eggleston Salisbury, Associate

    Erin has been recognized as a Texas Rising Star from 2008 to 2013 by Thompson-Reuters. In nine years practicing law, Erin has already appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court, where she assisted with the briefing and preparation of oral arguments in Kennedy v. Plan Administration for DuPont Savings Investment Plan, et al. She is a civil and probate litigation attorney with experience in insurance coverage, guardianship disputes, will contests and fiduciary litigation.
  • David K. LovelessDavid K. Loveless, Associate

    David is a trial attorney concentrating in civil business litigation, insurance defense litigation and regulatory compliance. An honors graduate of the Naval Justice School, David served in a variety of assignments in the U.S. Navy, including Command Judge Advocate assigned to the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) with a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is licensed to practice law in all United States military courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
  • Ronald L. HornbackRonald L. Hornback, Associate

    Ronald is a trial attorney concentrating in first and third party insurance litigation and subrogation. Prior to practicing law, he served in the U.S. Army as a medical evacuation pilot, flew hundreds of life-saving missions and was a company commander. Since 2008, he has three successful jury trials, two successful arbitrations, as well as numerous settlements and summary judgments to his credit.
  • William J. Eggleston IVWilliam J. Eggleston IV, Associate

    Will is a trial attorney concentrating in insurance defense and civil business litigation. Prior to joining Eggleston and Briscoe, Will worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brazoria County, Texas.  As a prosecutor, Will gained extensive experience preparing and trying cases to jury verdict.
  • Sean E. MatulaSean E. Matula, Associate

    Sean is a trial attorney with a diverse background in small business, IT, and politics. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and South Texas College of Law. During law school, Sean was a varsity member of STCL’s nationally-recognized advocacy program, where he competed in multiple mock-trial and moot court tournaments and was recognized for his talent in both written and oral advocacy.

  • Patrick W. McGinnisPatrick W. McGinnis, Associate

    Patrick is a graduate of Texas State University and South Texas College of Law Houston. During law school, Patrick was a varsity member of STCL’s nationally-recognized advocacy program, where he competed in multiple moot court tournaments and was recognized for his talent in both written and oral advocacy.
  • Tracy Jackson CowartTracy Jackson Cowart, Of Counsel

    In her legal career of over 19 years, Tracy has represented clients in a broad range of business, personal and insurance disputes with exceptional results. By understanding her clients’ key objectives, she has accomplished those objectives through favorable settlements, trial verdicts or appeals. Tracy has represented the insurance industry from small specialty carriers to Lloyds syndicates to the world’s largest insurance conglomerates. Her advocacy skills were demonstrated while a student at South Texas College of Law, where she received numerous speaking and writing awards.
  • F. Maxwell EvansF. Maxwell Evans, Of Counsel

    Max has practiced law in Houston since 1973, including 19 years at Bracewell & Patterson (now called Bracewell & Giuliani) and five years as general counsel, vice president, and corporate secretary of Sterling Chemicals. His areas of experience include real estate, banking, corporate transactional work, environmental matters, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation management. Martindale-Hubbell has designated Max a Texas Top-Rated Lawyer in 2012 and has rated him as ‘AV’ Preeminent in 2012-2017.
  • Bruce WallaceBruce Wallace, Of Counsel

    Bruce served as a Managing Director of JPMorgan where his experience included over 30 years as a banker and lawyer managing litigation and complex transactions for large institutions and high net worth individuals.  He joined Eggleston & Briscoe in 2009 where his practice has centered on banking, fiduciary, real estate, energy and investment transactions. He has also successfully served as an expert witness in complex litigation involving oil and gas, banking, and fiduciary issues.