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Jack E. Urquhart

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Houston, TX

Jack E. Urquhart, Attorney
1302 Waugh Dr, No. 880
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 832-536-1183
Fax: 361-884-8545
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015, 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Appellate (60%), Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a sole practitioner, Jack E. Urquhart works on a variety of complex civil disputes, both at the trial and appellate levels as well as through mediation and arbitration. He is located in Houston, Texas, and he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Mr. Urquhart has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 1973, and he is additionally admitted to practice before several federal trial and appeals courts.

Mr. Urquhart attended Williams College in Massachusetts as an undergraduate, majoring in political science and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1969. He then went on to pursue his legal education at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Law. While he was there, Mr. Urquhart was the articles editor of the Texas Law Review before graduating with honors in 1973 and being inducted into the Order of the Coif. Prior to opening his own practice, he was a partner as well as of counsel at several Houston-area law firms.

Mr. Urquhart’s case load has included civil rights issues, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, labor and employment law, complex business disputes, and constitutional law. Many of his cases have gone to jury verdict, and thousands of others have come to a favorable conclusion through alternative dispute resolution methods. His successful track record both in and out of the courtroom has earned him a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo. He is a sustaining life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and his other professional affiliations include the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Association of Mediators.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Appellate
  • 30%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas



16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2015, 2017 - 2021

About Jack E. Urquhart

First Admitted: 1973, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Houston Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, Former Chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Texas School of Law, Law Review, Article Editor, 1973


  • Order of the Coif; Chancellors, University of Texas School of Law
  • , Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Mediator for Harris County Dispute Resolution Center and Better Business Bureau
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member

Educational Background

  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA./BA., Political Science, 1969

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • State Bar College, 2018
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Office Location for Jack E. Urquhart

1302 Waugh Dr
No. 880
Houston, TX 77019

Phone: 832-536-1183

Fax: 361-884-8545

Last Updated: 8/20/2021

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