About Chamberlain Hrdlicka
At about 150 attorneys strong, Chamberlain Hrdlicka is well known for its experience in tax law. The firm’s work now extends to multiple other practices while maintaining its tax focus.
Expanding Its Reach
In the 1960s, Hank Chamberlain and George Hrdlicka, former members of the Justice Department's tax division, founded a Houston firm with a vision of creating a tax law boutique. Today, Chamberlain Hrdlicka still has a core tax practice, but the firm has expanded to other areas—and at the same time, the firm has expanded its geographic reach. In 1986, the firm opened an Atlanta office. In 2007, the firm opened an office in Philadelphia, where attorneys specialize in domestic and international tax planning, tax controversy, and litigation. In 2010, Chamberlain Hrdlicka expanded its Texas presence by opening an office in San Antonio has continued to grow.
Tax All-Stars and Then Some
Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s roots are in tax law, and more than one-third of the firm’s lawyers practice entirely in tax law or have a strong tax background. The firm expanded its expertise to include practice areas such as securities and finance, estate planning, international and immigration law, intellectual property, energy and maritime law, real estate, and litigation. The firm serves clients ranging from small startups to large, multinational corporations in industries including automotive, banking, bioscience, chemical, construction, energy, financial, insurance, manufacturing, medical, real estate, retail, and technology.
A share of Chamberlain's practice is serving as corporate counsel for companies which already have in-house legal departments, and the firm prides itself on the "flexibility and responsiveness" it can exhibit as a mid-sized firm working with in-house counsel. When larger firms resisted keeping billing rates lower for clients, Chamberlain Hrdlicka not only reeled in clients from their Big Law competitors, but attracted top-notch attorneys too.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka doesn’t just practice law—it writes about it too. The firm maintains seven prolific blogs relating to different areas of law: Business and International Tax Developments Blog; Employee Benefits “E-Blawg”; Immigration Blog; Labor and Employment Blog; Maritime Proctor Blog; SALT (State and Local Tax) Blawg; and the Tax Blawg. These blogs keep readers apprised of news and analysis related to these areas of the law.
1200 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 658-1818
Managing Partner: Larry Campagna
Hiring Partner: Wayne Risoli
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
100 - 150
No. of Partners Named 2020:
1st year: $145,000
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No. of U.S. Offices: 4
No. of International Offices: 0
Houston, TX (HQ)
San Antonio, TX
Commercial Litigation & Appellate
Corporate, Securities & Finance
Data Security & Privacy
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Estate & Income Tax Planning & Estate Administration
Federal White Collar Criminal Defense
Labor & Employment
Probate & Fiduciary Litigation
State and Local Tax Planning & Controversy
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.