Thompson & Reilley, P.C.

Peter Thompson & Steven Reilley formed Thompson & Reilley, P.C. in 1997, with the goal of providing efficient, quality legal service.

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Firm Overview

The firm focuses on civil litigation, with significant expertise in insurance defense, maritime litigation, entertainment/ copyright matters, and commercial litigation. Thompson & Reilley's goal is to work as a team with our clients to develop and execute a winning strategy. The firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed as A.M. Best Company's Recommended Insurance Attorneys.
Main Office

Main Office
600 Travis, Suite 7350
J.P. Morgan Chase Tower
Houston  TX  77002

Phone
  • 713-658-0880
Maritime
Maritime & Longshore Defense
Thompson & Reilley's maritime practice involves defending a wide range of maritime claims, including personal injuries, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, marine insurance defense, subrogation claims, maritime accidents, shipyard litigation, and commercial maritime matters. The firm represents employers in significant maritime personal injury matters. We have successfully defended our maritime clients in Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act claims, Jones Act cases, and other maritime personal injury cases.

Pete Thompson

Partner

Education
JD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
BS, Northeastern University, 1982 with honors

Practice
Peter Thompson is a founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Mr. Thompson has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime litigation, insurance defense, and insurance coverage matters, as well as intellectual property litigation. Mr. Thompson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1989, and he immediately tackled a docket representing employers and other defendants in maritime personal injury litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the Gulf Coast. Mr. Thompson often draws on his education and training as a mechanical engineer in analyzing complex catastrophic incidents. Prior to law school, Mr. Thompson graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 1982 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. He immediately relocated to Texas to work for Texas Instruments before turning to a career in the law.

While continuing his traditional representation of defendants in maritime personal injury litigation, including claims filed under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act and Jones Act, Mr. Thompson has expanded his field of experience to include ground breaking complex copyright litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage matters. Mr. Thompson is licensed in the State of Texas and admitted to practice before federal courts throughout Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also registered in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Thompson received a Martindale Hubbell rating of AV, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Education
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Juris Doctorate , 1989

Steven S. Reilley

Partner

Education
JD, The University of Texas at Austin, 1994
BA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990 with highest honors

Practice
As a founding partner of Thompson & Reilley, P.C., which focuses on the litigation of civil actions in state and federal court in all types of cases. Steven S. Reilly has a wide range of experience in representing individuals, corporations, and carriers in courts across Texas. Mr. Reilley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he served as an assistant editor for the Texas International Law Journal. He also attended the University of Texas at Austin as an undergraduate and obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors (Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies). Mr. Reilley obtained bilingual status in Spanish on the U.S. Foreign Service style exam after completing studies at Proyecto Linguistico Francisco Marroquin in Antigua, Guatemala. Mr. Reilley is certified as a mediator, and frequently volunteers his services.

Mr. Reilley's legal practice initially focused on Maritime and Admiralty litigation; however, in 1997 with the founding of Thompson & Reilley, P.C., his legal practice broadened to include commercial litigation, trial of personal injury claims (including automobile and premises liability suits), insurance coverage disputes, product liability claims, contract matters, business disputes, and collection matters. Mr. Reilley frequently prepares papers, courses, and presentations for Continuing Education programs. Mr. Reilley is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts, the Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Reilley volunteers regularly in the community including fund-raising for the Houston Area Women's Center. He volunteers his legal services to the Houston Volunteer Lawyer Program, the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, and to victims of Hurricane Ike. In 2009, H Magazine named him as a "Lawyer for the People." In 2008, the State Bar of Texas inducted him into the Pro Bono College of the State Bar for "outstanding contributions in the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans." Mr. Reilley is "AV" rated by his peers, which indicates the highest rating of skill and integrity.
Education
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    Juris Doctorate , 1994

Lisa Brindle Talbot

Senior Associate

Education
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2001
B.A., University of Maryland at College Park, 1997

Practice
Lisa Brindle Talbot is a senior associate at Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Talbot earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1997. Her degree was in Government with a minor in English. She earned her Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law in 2001. After graduation, she served as a law clerk for Honorable Mary Ellen Abrecht at the Superior Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Talbot is licensed to practice in Maryland, Texas, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She has extensive experience at the state and federal level, successfully representing clients at hearings, depositions, mediations, and arbitrations. Her practice areas include commercial litigation, products liability, personal injury defense, maritime, and insurance coverage and indemnity claims.

Ms. Talbot is highly involved in the legal community. She is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, The Downtown Women's Group, and The Spouses of Houston Barristers.
Education
  • American University
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

Jose Blazquez

Senior Associate

Education
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, December 2001
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, May 1999

Practice
Jose A. Blazquez joined Thompson & Reilley, P.C. after a tenure as captive counsel for a Texas based auto insurance company.
Mr. Blazquez has experience handling matters involving auto and trucking accidents, business disputes and dissolutions, commercial disputes, contracts, defamation, general insurance defense, insurance coverage, landlords and tenants, malicious prosecution, professional malpractice, property owners associations, products liability, premises liability, and high-exposure torts, including wrongful death claims. He has extensive civil litigation experience and has tried several cases as 1stchair.
Mr. Blazquez has litigated in venues throughout Texas and was honored as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2010 and 2011.

Mr. Blazquez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Florida and Texas. He is a native Spanish speaker. When he's not advocating for his clients, he enjoys playing basketball and golf.
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2001

Elizabeth Thomas Doyle

Associate

Education
Elizabeth Thomas Doyle is an associate at Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Ms. Doyle earned her B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University in 2002, graduating magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa). In 2005, Ms. Doyle earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University, where she served as Chairman of the Honor Council. She also became a writing fellow and interned at the Supreme Court of North Carolina. After graduating from law school, Ms. Doyle served as briefing attorney to Chief Justice Adele Hedges at the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. She joined Thompson & Reilley, P.C. in 2006. Ms. Doyle's litigation practice includes personal injury defense, insurance coverage and indemnity disputes, commercial litigation, and maritime litigation, including defense of claims filed under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Ms. Doyle is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and in U.S. District courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. She is a member of the Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Association of Women Attorneys.
Education
  • Wake Forest University
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Lisa A. Linney

Associate

Education
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2004
B.B.A., University of Houston, cum laude with participation in the Honors College, 2001

Practice
Lisa Linney is an associate at Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Ms. Linney earned her bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Houston, graduating cum laude with participation in the Honors College. In 2004, she graduated from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was a member of the inaugural Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court team, the National Moot Court team, and a producer of Wigmore Follies-the annual musical revue. After graduation, she was an intern for Justice Kem Thompson Frost of the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. Prior to joining Thompson & Reilley, Ms. Linney represented nonprofit corporations in litigation and alternative dispute resolution; she also taught pre-law classes at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Ms. Linney is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts and the United States District Court-Southern District of Texas. Ms. Linney is an active volunteer in our community as a member of the Junior League of Houston, Inc. and Barrio Dogs, Inc.
Education
  • Northwestern University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2004

Eric A. Wolfe

Associate

Education
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009
M.B.A., Finance, University of St. Thomas, 2005
B.B.A., Finance, University of St. Thomas, 2005 Magna Cum Laude

Practice
Eric A. Wolfe is an associate at Thompson & Reilley, P.C. Mr. Wolfe earned both his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas, in 2005. At the University of St. Thomas, Mr. Wolfe majored in Finance. In 2009, Mr. Wolfe earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mr. Wolfe joined a prominent civil litigation law firm in Corpus Christi, Texas, focusing on personal injury litigation. Mr. Wolfe joined Thompson & Reilley, P.C. in 2010 where his practice focuses on insurance defense, defending claims under the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act, and commercial litigation. Mr. Wolfe is licensed to practice in all Texas state courts.
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2009
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