Howrey Simon acquires Houston litigation boutique

Howrey Simon Arnold & White has merged with Houston-based litigation boutique Clements O’Neill Pierce Wilson & Fulkerson.

Twenty-two Clements lawyers have joined Howrey’s Houston office, which now has 90 lawyers in total.

There were some dissenting voices, notably name partners Thomas Fulkerson and Michael Wilson, who have split to form a new litigation boutique named Wilson Fulkerson. It will have offices in Austin and Houston.

Partner Ralph Midkiff and an associate also declined to join the Howrey merger, forming Zummo Mitchell & Midkiff.