Anthony L. Laporte

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Hanszen Laporte LLP
 | 14201 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 832-900-9248
Fax: 713-524-2580
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (50%),
  • Business Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Anthony L. Laporte is a co-founder of Houston-based Hanszen Laporte. Providing representation to individuals and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area, he handles a variety of cases at both the trial and appellate levels. They have included real estate disputes, employment law, personal injury and wrongful death, toxic torts, oil and gas, deceptive trade practices, defamation and covenants not to compete.

Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Laporte has a general business and commercial law practice. This encompasses entity formation, the negotiation and drafting of contracts, employment, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, negotiating, structuring and documenting mergers and acquisitions and other transactions, regulatory compliance, and the preparation and review of equity and debt financing agreements. His successful track record in all of these endeavors as well as his high degree of ethics have earned Mr. Laporte the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

Majoring in accounting, Mr. Laporte attended Manhattan College, and he received a Bachelor of Science in 1987. After spending more than two years as a senior tax consultant with what was then known as Price Waterhouse, he decided to pursue a legal education, and he enrolled at the University of Houston Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After working for another Houston firm, Mr. Laporte co-founded his current firm in September 2003. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Mr. Laporte is a fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

General Litigation (50%)

Business Litigation (50%)


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019

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About Anthony Laporte

Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale–Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Texas Super Lawyers, General Litigation
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former Senior Tax Consultant, PriceWaterhouse  
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas
  • All Courts of the State of Texas
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates


  • Great American Insurance Co. v. The Contractor's Advantage. et al
  • Gloria Hicks v. Bally Total Fitness
  • Texas Construction Systems v. Apollo Office Systems

Educational Background:

  • Manhattan College, B.S., Major: Accounting, 1987
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Office Location for Anthony L. Laporte

14201 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Phone: 832-900-9248

Fax: 713-524-2580

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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