Serpe Andrews, A Civil Litigation Firm

Serpe Andrews is a civil litigation firm that handles complex litigation for a wide array of clients ranging from publicly traded corporations to small businesses. Regardless of the size of the client, our goal is the same -- victory -- whether victory comes in the form of a verdict at trial, obtaining dismissal through motions, or achieving a favorable out of court resolution. At Serpe Andrews, victory is achieved by providing each client with an experienced analysis at the outset of each case, determining the client's goals, and staffing each case with a team of talented attorneys who are driven to achieve those goals. Serpe Andrews continues to develop and foster a number of longstanding client relationships due to the victories obtained through this process.


Serpe Andrews is a trial firm that provides big firm experience through a small firm mentality. Our firm was founded on a principle that our clients deserve expert representation without the bureaucracy and expense associated with a large firm. We believe that quality service requires constant communication with our clients. We also pride ourselves on providing novel approaches to reach the best results for our clients. In pursuing these principles, we carefully select each of our attorneys based not only on their expertise as litigators but also on their initiative and drive to zealously represent our clients.

We are located in Houston, Texas. Our firm represents clients primarily in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, and Colorado, but we also provide representation throughout the United States. Given our diverse background and experience, we handle all manners of civil litigation ranging from health care litigation, complex commercial litigation, personal injury, and products liability litigation. Serpe Andrews is a full-service litigation firm for several clients, which is a testament of trust earned through results.

Our Litigation Approach

Serpe Andrews is a firm of trial lawyers. Regardless of the nature of the case, we prepare each case as if it will go to trial. Once we receive the case, we identify the issues and prepare a strategy for winning the case in the courtroom. An important part of this strategy is developing a theme to help the jury better understand the issues on trial. Once a theme is developed, the case is handled with a constant direction toward this theme. This strategy not only leads to success in the courtroom, but it also leads to favorable resolutions for our clients.
We believe it is vitally important for the client to actively participate in developing the strategy for each case. While our attorneys will become experts on the subject matter underlying each case, we recognize that the client possesses invaluable knowledge and expertise on the subject. As a result, we work hand in hand with our clients throughout the case, and we welcome and encourage client involvement. After all, the case belongs to the client.

Most importantly, we staff our cases with experienced litigators who are dedicated to winning each and every case. We do not believe in “loser” cases. Rather, we believe every case can be won with the right strategy and theme.

Contact Info

  •   713 452 4400
  •   713 452 4499
  •  AMERICA TOWER 2929 Allen Parkway, Ste. 1600
    Houston, Texas 77019
  •  919 Congress Ave. Suite 1255
    Austin, Texas 78701
  •  4001 Office Court Drive Suite 203-204
    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Litigation Practices

Serpe Andrews is a full service litigation firm. We represent clients in state and federal court in nearly all areas of litigation. Our lawyers have special expertise and extensive experience in health law medical malpractice, commercial litigation with an emphasis on energy and construction, professional liability, products liability, premises liability, personal injury and toxic tort.
Our expertise includes handling all aspects of a lawsuit, including pre-suit investigations and evaluations, extensive trial experience in state and federal courts, and an expertise in preserving appellate issues and handling appeals. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling jurisdictional motions, temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions, and other ancillary practice. We also represent clients before state administrative and professional organizations and in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
Serpe Andrews provides valuable services outside of the courtroom. Our day-to-day handling of lawsuits provides us with invaluable insight as to what often leads to a lawsuit. As a result, we provide counseling on various matters in hopes of preventing litigation. For instance, we often advise our clients on policies and procedures designed to avoid incidents leading to litigation. We also provide educational seminars to our clients’ employees with the same goal in mind.
Serpe Andrews primarily handles litigation in the following areas of law:


Serpe Andrews is one of the premier medical malpractice firms in Texas and New Mexico. Our attorneys have decades of...


Our attorneys have years of experience representing oil, gas, and energy industry clients, including those who...


We recognize that a lawsuit is not an intended part of any successful business...


For decades, Serpe Andrews has defended suits filed against product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers...


Serpe Andrews defends some of the largest corporations in America in suits arising...


The attorneys at Serpe Andrews know that labor and employment laws are ever-changing. As a result, employers require...


Serpe Andrews not only provides excellent representation at the trial level, but it also provides outstanding representation...


Serpe Andrews employs several construction law specialists. Our construction law attorneys routinely represent...


Serpe Andrews represents health care providers in several areas of health care litigation, including matters involving...


Many companies throughout the United States are opting to handle disputes through arbitration or other forms of...

Trial Attorneys

Serpe Andrews was founded on February 1, 2009 by a group of veteran trial attorneys who worked together at the same firm for more than twenty years. These attorneys were also joined by experienced litigators from large international law firms located in Houston. Since its formation, Serpe Andrews has continued to add experienced litigators from a wide variety of fields. Serpe Andrews’ attorneys are licensed to practice in Texas, New Mexico, Missouri, Louisiana, Arizona and New York.


John S. Serpe


Nicole G. Andrews


Gerald E. Castillo


Ryan Clement


Chris M. Knudsen


Margaret Layrisson


Quincy Perales


Adam Pollock


Brett Sheneman


Lee H. Staley



Megan Anson


Dylan Bass


Alison Batarse


Corbett Enright


Benjamin Hamel


Brock Lewis


Athena Ponce


Amanda Schramm


Adam Taylor


Taylor K. Taylor


Of Counsel

Avril De Guzman


Melanie Frassanito

Of Counsel

Matthew G. Pletcher

Of Counsel


Attorneys Named 2021 Rising Stars by Texas Super Lawyers

Serpe Andrews would like to congratulate Madison Dini and Josh Christopher on being selected to the 2021 Texas Rising Stars list. Fewer than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are named to the Rising Stars list each year. The Firm is extremely proud of this professional achievement by two of its outstanding lawyers.

Serpe Andrews Obtains Defense Verdict in Zoom Bench Trial

Serpe Andrews is proud to announce that following a three-day bench trial conducted exclusively on Zoom, the 215th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Judge Elaine Palmer presiding, rendered a defense verdict in favor of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Thetrial team was led by Maggie Layrisson and Adam Pollock. The case involved a visitor’s […]

10th Year Anniversary Celebration

February 20, 2019 Serpe Andrews recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Serpe Andrews opened its doors in February 2009 with 9 attorneys. Ten years later, the firm now has offices in Houston and Albuquerque, and is home to 50+ employees including 30 attorneys. We look forward to continued growth and success in the coming years!

New Mexico Office Opening

Serpe Andrews recently opened its first satellite office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several Serpe Andrews attorneys are licensed in New Mexico and we have an ever-growing client base in New Mexico. Our New Mexico office is home to one of our newest attorneys, Melanie Frassanito. Serpe Andrews ’ New Mexico office is located at 201 […]

Defense Verdict In Drug Reaction Case

Serpe Andrews successfully defended Carlsbad Medical Center (“CMC”), headquartered in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at trial in a case involving an adverse reaction to Dilaudid, a narcotic. Plaintiff broke her ankle and was administered several milligrams of Dilaudid for pain relief. After the final administration of the drug, she stopped breathing, and a code was called. […]

Defense Verdict In Wrongful Death Case

Serpe Andrews successfully defended Cleveland Regional Medical Center (“CRMC”) at trial in a wrongful death case. Plaintiff’s husband suffered an arrest in his hospital bed on the medical/surgical floor several hours after total knee replacement surgery. He was transferred to the Texas Medical Center where he later died. Plaintiff alleged that her husband suffered a […]

Dismissal In a Credentialing Case

Serpe Andrews recently convinced a trial court in Brown County, Texas to dismiss a physician’s credentialing lawsuit against a local hospital in Brownwood, Texas, its chief executive officer, its chairman of the board, and ten local physicians. John Serpe and Chris Knudsen successfully argued that Chapter 74 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code […]

Licensure Hearing at the Texas Medical Board

Serpe Andrews recently prevailed in an appeal to the Licensure Committee of the Texas Medical Board. Matt McCracken appealed a decision requiring a physician who recently moved to Texas to agree to a Remedial Plan as a condition of receiving a license to practice medicine in Texas. The Board alleged the doctor fraudulently failed to […]


Principal Office

Serpe Andrews, PLLC
America Tower
2929 Allen Parkway
Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77019

Telephone: (713) 452-4400
Facsimile: (713) 452-4499

New Mexico Office

4001 Office Court Drive
Suite 203-204
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507

Austin Office

919 Congress Ave. Suite 1255
Austin, TX 78701

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