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Greenberg Traurig Texas Expands Further with Addition of Houston Shareholders David Oliver and Paul Kerlin

HOUSTON – Sept. 15, 2016 – Continuing its strategic growth in Texas, the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, has added two highly respected shareholders to the Houston office, David A. Oliver and Paul B. Kerlin.  Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Oliver was the founding partner of the Houston office of the firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. Kerlin also joins Greenberg Traurig from Vorys' Houston office.

Oliver focuses his practice on civil litigation. With degrees in both biology and chemistry, Oliver applies technical knowledge to scientific and statistically-based claims. In addition, he is board-certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His areas of concentration include products liability, mass torts, pathogens, food liability litigation, toxic torts, personal injury, manufacturing, and chemical and radiation exposure. Oliver holds a B.S. in chemistry from Furman University and a J.D. from Baylor University School of Law. 

Kerlin concentrates on mass torts and commercial litigation, as well as the appellate process. His practice extends to representing businesses and contractors in defamation and disparagement actions. Kerlin’s areas of concentration include traumatic and latent personal injuries, commercial residential lender liability, false advertising and defamation, mesothelioma and asbestosis, benzene and chemical exposures, and maritime and admiralty disputes. Kerlin earned a B.S. in microbiology from Texas A&M University and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law.

Oliver and Kerlin join after two other recent significant Texas litigation hires, shareholders Karl G. Dial and Casey L. Moore, who were previously at DLA Piper. Greenberg Traurig continues to focus on strategically growing its presence in Texas, which includes recent hires of shareholders Karl D. Burrer, Dania Duncan, Sean McKenna, Lenard M. Parkins, Manuel Rajunov, and Labry Welty.

About Greenberg Traurig's Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation Practice comprises more than 600 litigators across a global platform. The exceptionally broad practice serves both domestic and international clients in the following areas: antitrust and competition, appellate, commercial litigation, class actions, construction, eDiscovery and eRetention, environmental, FCPA and global anti-corruption, fiduciary litigation, financial services, IP litigation, international dispute resolution, labor and employment, media and entertainment, products liability including pharmaceutical and medical device and health care litigation, real estate litigation, securities and shareholder litigation, technology, trial practice, and white collar criminal defense.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas

Greenberg Traurig has more than 100 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.