Preston Hutson

Preston Hutson Shareholder

Houston
  • t: 713-210-8920
  • PrestonHutson@mehaffyweber.com

Preston D. Hutson focuses his practice primarily in the area of commercial litigation. He has spent the majority of his career defending businesses against all manner of personal injury claims, from general negligence and premises liability claims to dram shop liability and allegedly defective products. Mr. Hutson’s experience includes managing large, multi-party defective products litigation involving numerous claims across multiple jurisdictions.

Mr. Hutson received his undergraduate degree in political science before attending Texas A&M University where he obtained his Masters of Arts in the same subject. Before attending the University of Houston Law Center, Mr. Hutson spent several years working for the Texas Senate. As a legislative staff member, Mr. Hutson aided the Senate’s passage of both the omnibus insurance reform and the legislative effort to transition the State Board of Insurance into the Texas Department of Insurance.

Throughout his career, he has developed a unique ability to help companies identify and control potential risks. Mr. Hutson’s defense of a national Real Estate Investment Trust enables him to counsel clients to avoid a broad array of potential liability claims with updated protocols and procedures and to manage potential risks through indemnity and release agreements.

Mr. Hutson is a Fellow with Texas Bar Foundation. He has served as an Editor of The Houston Lawyer, the legal journal of the Houston Bar Association. He has also served on the Association’s Habitat for Humanity Committee in its effort to provide quality housing in Houston.

EDUCATION
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D.
  • Texas A&M University, M.A. in Political Science
  • Lamar University, B.S. in Political Science
  • State of Texas, 1996
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow
  • Houston Bar Association
    • Houston Lawyer, Editorial Board (2013 –2015)
    • Habitat for Humanity Committee (2013 – 2015)
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Houston Bar Foundation
    • Outstanding Legal Article for “Drafting and Interpreting Indemnity Agreements,” The Houston Lawyer (2015)
  • “Texas Premises Liability Law: Navigating Reasonableness and Foreseeability in Everyday Life,” Texas Association of Defense Counsel, May 2018
  • “Causation in Torts: Deciphering the Indecipherable,” Houston Lawyer Magazine, August 8, 2018
  • “Expressing Yourself: Exercising Your Right to Protest in Houston,” Houston Lawyer Magazine, June 19, 2018
  • “A Conversation Long Over Due,” Houston Lawyer Magazine, March 2018
  • “Texas Supreme Court Narrows the Potential Recovery for Injured Employees,” Houston Lawyer Magazine, January 2018
  • “Houston Strong Cover Photo,” Houston Lawyer Magazine, November 2017
  • “Drafting and Interpreting Indemnity Agreements: Living Forwards, Understanding Backwards,” The Houston Lawyer, August 2014
  • “World War II Law and Lawyers: Issues, Cases and Characters (Review),” The Houston Lawyer, March 2014
  • “A General Liability Insurance Policy Must Protect the Policy Holder’s Failure to Perform Construciton Work in a ‘Good and Workmanlike Manner,’” The Houston Lawyer, March 2014
  • “US Supreme Court Limits States’ Rights of Recovery Under Medicaid Statute,” The Houston Lawyer, September 2013
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