HTS was founded in 1994 when Guy Hohmann and Eric Taube - who had been friends since attending law school together at University of Houston - left their firms to start their own practice. Eric had been practicing law in the Austin office of a large Houston firm, and Guy was practicing with a mid-size Austin firm. They established a firm that focused on their practice areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and insurance coverage and that also favored their practice styles - nimble, hard-hitting, and efficient. Robert Summers joined the Firm in 1999, bringing his complex commercial litigation practice from another mid-size Austin firm. In 2000, the Firm became Hohmann, Taube & Summers.
Though all three came from larger law firms, our named partners craved the advantages of practicing law in a smaller, more informal atmosphere. HTS lawyers have the experience, abilities, and resources of big-firm lawyers, but are unburdened by the infrastructure and overhead of large firms. To the client, that means that we are able to be more affordable, flexible, creative, and accountable. We are entrepreneurial and can offer a variety of fee arrangements, including contingent fee agreements.
Our partners share a commitment to maintaining balance between an aggressive law practice and a well-rounded life. They have created a firm environment that is relaxed and responsible. In addition to being zealous advocates for our clients, the Firm is committed to being a good corporate citizen of Austin as well. Our attorneys volunteer their time to myriad community activities, performing pro bono legal services and other volunteer work for organizations like Volunteer Legal Services, Austin City Limits, the Texas Hill County Wine & Food Festival, South Austin Little League, West Austin Youth Association, Meals on Wheels, and many others. The Firm and its attorneys also donate generously to local organizations like Volunteer Legal Services, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, the Austin Museum of Art, the Austin Film Festival, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.