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(l-r) Kendyl Hanks, shareholder in Greenberg Traurig in Austin, Randy Sorrels, partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, Pat Mizell, partner in Vinson & Elkins in Houston, and Lisa Blue, partner in Baron and Blue. Courtesy photos (l-r) Kendyl Hanks, shareholder in Greenberg Traurig in Austin, Randy Sorrels, partner in Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, Pat Mizell, partner in Vinson & Elkins in Houston, and Lisa Blue, partner in Baron and Blue. Courtesy photos

Although hopes remain that things will get better in 2021, many Texas litigators are bracing for trends that accept the reality that business is not back to usual in the courts or the world.

Trial attorneys expect to see litigation trends arising over contract disputes, insurance coverage and employment tiffs, and a continuation of lawsuit fallout from the many bankruptcies that COVID-19 has caused. Lawyers also expect trends in current litigation during the year, with a widespread belief that jury trials won’t resume until the coronavirus vaccine has been distributed widely.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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