Charles Hampton

McGuireWoods LLP

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Travis Street 600
Houston 77002 TX US

Charles B. Hampton is an experienced business and securities litigator who has represented clients in complex commercial disputes as well as insurance coverage, product liability and employment matters for more than 20 years. Charles also has significant experience in the energy sector, handling energy-related litigation around the country.

He has considerable courtroom and arbitration experience representing clients as both plaintiffs and defendants, achieving impressive results on both sides. Acting as co-counsel in an arbitration matter regarding a royalty dispute for a large publicly-traded oil and gas company, he was able to secure a substantial victory for his client.

As lead counsel for a series of arbitrations for a large health care management company Charles obtained multimillion dollar verdicts in favor of his client as a plaintiff and dismissals or favorable settlements in their capacity of a defendant. His litigation prowess is evidenced through his success in these and countless other matters.

Prior to law school, Charles worked as an investment banking and commercial financial analyst with two large commercial banks. This prior real world experience has given Charles a distinct advantage in his ability to quickly understand and effectively prosecute or defend complex business disputes.


  • Fairpoint Communications Litigation Trust; Cause No. 3:11-cv-00597; United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Co-lead counsel prosecuting hundred-million dollar fraudulent transfer lawsuit. Settled favorably for client following two-week bench trial.”
  • SourceGas Distribution LLC v. Noble Energy, Inc.; Cause No. 2009-70479; 190th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas. Lead counsel defending client in multi-million dollar contract dispute involving natural gas gathering system. Favorable verdict following four-week jury trial.
  • Continental Airlines, Inc. v. ExpressJet Holding, Inc. ; AAA Arbitration; Harris County, Texas. Second chair representing regional airline in multi-million dollar dispute involving service contract. Favorable ruling following two-week arbitration proceeding.
  • In re Spansion Inc.; Cause No. 09-10690; United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Co-lead counsel prosecuting valuation trial on behalf of unsecured creditors group. Trial resulted in significant increase to company valuation at emergence from bankruptcy.
  • In re Mirant, et al.; Cause No. 03-46590-DML-11; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas. Lead litigation counsel representing unsecured creditors’ committee in valuation trial. Settled favorably following two-month bench trial.
  • Lead counsel in connection with multiple arbitrations or trials on behalf of health-care client in the following proceedings that resulted either in favorable verdicts or settlements:
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas v. Neoplan U.S.A. Corporation ; AAA Arbitration, Harris County, Texas. Lead counsel prosecuting six-figure contract dispute on behalf of client. Arbitration ruling in client’s favor following one-week hearing.
  • Cusick Aviation, LLC v. Flight Options, Inc., et al., Cause No. 03-CI-00877; 37th Judicial District Bexar County, Texas. Second chair defending client in multi-million dollar contract dispute. Settled favorably for client on second day of trial.

Education :

  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, with high honors, Texas Law Review, Chancellor, Order of the Coif, 1995
  • Texas A&M University, BBA, Finance, 1988

Admissions :

  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.


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