Hall Maines Lugrin, P.C.
The defining characteristic of George Lugrin’s practice is concrete, technical expertise combined with an intense creative ability to sift complex engineering data, and abstractly formulate winning legal theories for high-end damage recoveries. That unusual skillset is grounded in a mechanical engineering degree, a coveted registration as a patent attorney and hands-on experience as a practicing engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. His technical savvy has resulted in the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars.
His clients describe him as charmingly persuasive, calculated, easy to work with, and an “exceptional commercial litigator.” A successful and prolific trial lawyer with a number of high-value “wins” under his belt, George can effectively cross-examine the most difficult and experienced expert witnesses because he speaks “engineering,” and at the same time effortlessly connect with juries because of his engaging personality. He routinely tries complex commercial and insurance cases for both plaintiffs and defendants, including coverage, subrogation, architectural and engineering professional malpractice cases, take or pay contract disputes, and upstream and pipeline transportation issues that earn him Super Lawyer awards and Verdict Hall of Fame accolades.
George is recognized for his depth of knowledge and superb handling of oil and gas well blowouts, as well as product liability defects involving cutting-edge technologies in multi-billion dollar onshore and offshore construction projects. He sometimes litigates or arbitrates cases in Alaska, the United Kingdom, West Africa, South America or China, but is most often found trying cases in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
More than an exceptional trial lawyer, George is also remarkable at resolving sensitive matters outside of public courts whether by private, face-to-face meetings between principals, using confidential arbitration agreements, or accessing available jurisdictions where details of proceedings are not public. Clients appreciate his flexibility and uncommon, creative problem-solving, along with his ability to resolve disputes in alignment with their business needs. His approach is holistic—he is keenly aware of the larger commercial and industry relationships that must be maintained in any dispute. George brings a fresh spirit and sense of humor to his client relationships, but also recognizes that tenacious dedication, determination and grit help him achieve successful outcomes for his clients.