Client focused.

Results Driven Litigation.

At Alvarez Stauffer Bremer PLLC, we believe that the test of a true litigator is the ability to take a case – regardless of complexity or subject matter – and break it down into identifiable issues allowing a jury or judge to empathize with our position

A Personal Approach, Backed By Big Firm Experience

When you need the assistance of a law firm that is skilled in providing strategic legal counsel or the service of leading litigation attorneys, Alvarez Stauffer Bremer PLLC is here to help. We are a full service law firm specializing in representing international energy companies, large health-care and hospital systems, and pipeline operators — as well as individuals and closely held companies.

The cornerstone of our philosophy at ASB Legal is providing personal attention to clients’ needs and goals while ensuring that clients receive full value for the legal expenses they incur. Our attorneys come from large law firms, and we know how easy it can become for clients to get lost in the shuffle of paralegals, junior attorneys and co-counsel. At ASB Legal, we work hard to make sure our clients can speak directly with us when they need to.

How We Approach Litigation

ASB Legal recognizes that litigation imposes significant burdens upon our business clients. We spend the time required to formulate strategies, investigate claims or defenses, review and verify pleadings and respond to discovery requests so that clients can use their time to attend to the needs of their business.

Our goal is not merely to provide outstanding outside counsel from our dedicated litigation attorneys to our clients, but to understand each client’s business needs and goals to help establish a long-term, client-focused relationship.

Located In The Heart Of Downtown Houston’s Business District

Located in the historic Esperson Building, our attorneys are always ready to hear about your situation and advise you accordingly. To get in touch, use the online contact form or call us at 713-351-0300.

Meet The Team

Graig J. Alvarez

Graig J. Alvarez

Managing Member

Throughout his two-decade career, Graig has served primarily oil and gas and commercial clients, both large and small, on a wide array of litigation and arbitration matters. Graig couples his legal experience with a technical understanding of energy based clients’ business through his past experience as a design engineer and project manager for Houston-based Cameron Iron Works, allowing him to handle complex commercial oil industry matters……..Learn More>
Kara K. Stauffer

Kara K. Stauffer

Member

Experienced in all phases of litigation from start to finish, over the last 13 years Kara has collected diverse and comprehensive experience representing clients of all sizes. Kara has amassed valuable experience working on a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters, including wrongful death and personal injury litigation, contractual and indemnity disputes, commercial fraud and misrepresentation cases, defense of businesses and their employees against claims ……..Learn More>

Lance R. Bremer

Lance R. Bremer

Member

With a background in energy litigation, Lance’s practice includes oil and gas disputes, contract disputes, insurance coverage issues, products liability suits, and other matters, and he has represented both domestic and international arbitrations……..Learn More>

Legal Support Team

Corbett Enright

Corbett Enright

Law Clerk

Corbett Enright joined ASB in December 2018 as a law clerk. Corbett’s prior experience in business and legal experience in diverse practice areas while attending law school show through in his ability to analyze critical issues and how those issues impact a case, and the client.
Corbett has significant experience with the discovery process and consolidating evidence and preparing it for use during trial. In addition, he assists with multiple phases of ongoing matters, including research, drafting pleadings, and preparing for depositions………Learn More>
Pat Villarreal

Pat Villarreal

Office Manager and Senior Legal Assistant

Pat Villarreal joined ASB when it opened its doors in July 2016 as Office Manager and Senior Legal Assistant. She previously worked for a number of years with the founding partners of ASB.
Pat provides a supporting role in every aspect of the Firm’s arbitration and litigation matters, assisting with document production, drafting discovery, preparing motions and pleadings for filing with the court, and communicating with clients, experts, and firm vendors. Pat has over 20 years of experience as a legal assistant, having worked in both the big firm and boutique law settings. ………Learn More>

Case Results

Lance R. Bremer obtained complete defense award, including the recovery of all defense fees and expenses, in an expedited AAA arbitration concerning the intent and interpretation of a contractual area of mutual interest (AMI) provision in a joint-venture agreement; plaintiff sought the conveyance of property interests or, alternatively, damages for the alleged failure to convey property interests that it valued in excess of $300 million.

Case Results

Kara K. Stauffer secured favorable and swift settlement on behalf of energy trading company after it discovered employee misconduct, utilizing injunctive relief to identify and restrict further use of company assets.

Case Results

Firm attorneys obtained a complete recovery on behalf of the Firm’s plaintiff/client following a jury trial. The jury awarded ASB’s client, an IT company, all requested damages plus interest and attorney’s fees associated with an oral contract for construction services. The jury also rejected Defendants’ counterclaims regarding the quality and scope of the work.

Case Results

Firm attorneys obtained a judgment finding insurance coverage for “rip and tear” damages and awarding substantial damages for firm client U.S. Metals, Inc. The final judgment was the culmination of a six year legal battle that saw appeals to both the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas (on certified questions), and resulted in one of the most significant appellate decisions on insurance coverage in 2015.