Arthur "Art" Almquist

Arthur "Art" Almquist
Shareholder
Houston
t: 713.655.1200 ext. 116
f: 713.655.0222
ArtAlmquist@mehaffyweber.com
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Arthur R. Almquist, a shareholder the firm's Houston office, is Board Certified in Civil Trial and Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His primary practice area is complex and mass tort litigation involving the petrochemical and refining industries. In his early years of practice, this representation involved primarily premises personal injury litigation. His practice evolved into the handling and trial of asbestos, benzene and other toxic substance cases. He was a national trial team member for one of his clients in this area.

He has also had an active practice in the area of probate and guardianship litigation. He has defended wills that have been attacked on grounds of undue influence, lack of testamentary capacity, fraud and forgery. He has also successfully probated wills which included a holographic will that substantially changed the testator’s intentions for his estate from his prior attorney produced wills. He understands that this litigation is not just about legal issues but also involves entire family relationships that require careful attention

Art has also tried a number of product liability cases involving products from aluminum ladders to motorcycles to truck tires. While representing products defendants, he has learned to operate lattice boom and hydraulic cranes and become familiar with engineering standards and warnings standards for a number of industries.

Art is also experienced in the area of governmental liability and represented a Texas county in the ACLU class action arising from the actions of the sheriff of the county that are chronicled in the book, Terror on Highway 59.

In the course of his trial practice he has successfully argued in the appeals of the cases he and others have tried. He has appeared before the Texas Supreme Court and United States Fifth Court of Appeals as well as several Texas Courts of Appeal.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyer list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) 2005-2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, Civil Litigation Defense (Thomson Reuters) 2008-2015
  • The Top Lawyers in Houston, HTexas Magazine (Bayou City Publishing), 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants and Product Liability-Defendants, 2008, 2013, 2016-2017

News and Events

  • Ten MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America for 2014
  • MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyers
  • Nine MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® for 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Eleven Lawyers from MehaffyWeber in 2013 Edition
  • 12 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Recognized in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • 13 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected as 2012 Texas Super Lawyers®
  • 9 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Recognized in the 2012 Super Lawyers Business Edition
  • Eight MehaffyWeber Shareholders Listed in September 2009 Super Lawyer Corporate Counsel Edition.
  • Fifteen MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Super Lawyers 2008
  • HTexas Magazine Names 10 MehaffyWeber "Top Lawyers"
  • Arthur Almquist, Lou Scofield and Michele Smith selected as Super Lawyers- Corporate Counsel Edition
  • Arthur Almquist, Lou Scofield and Michele Smith selected as Super Lawyers- Corporate Counsel Edition
  • 14 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named Texas Super Lawyers for 2006
  • Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Results

  • Michele Smith, Art Almquist, - MehaffyWeber; Thomas Kuhns and Stacey Pagonis - Kirkland Ellis; Daniel Williams and Jimmie Williams vs. The Dow Chemical Co.; Cause No. 35769*RM05, 149th Judicial District Court, Brazoria County, Texas
  • Art Almquist, Sandra Clark, Paul Heyburn -Janie Wolf, et al vs. The Dow Chemical Co.; Cause Number 16383*BH01, District Court of Texas, 23rd Judicial District, Brazoria County,
  • Paul R. Heyburn and Arthur Almquist - Carol J. Wortham Individually and as Independent Administratrix of the Estate of Hugh Wortham, Deceased v. A.C. & S., Inc., et al., Cause No. 012344*JG-00, in the 239th District Court of Brazoria County.