The Texas Gulf Coast has consistently been designated a “Judicial Hellhole” by the American Tort Reform Foundation. When litigating in such a challenging venue, it is important to have counsel who are intimately familiar with the judges, juries, and local court procedures. SB&L has extensive experience with and important local knowledge of every venue along the Upper Texas Gulf Coast, and that experience and local knowledge can often make the difference between success and failure. The firm has acted as local counsel in a range of cases, from small routine cases up to cases in which the client’s future viability is at stake. Of course, each case is different, and the scope of SB&L’s involvement as local counsel is determined by the client’s directives on a case-by-case basis.