Hugh Howerton

Attorney at Thomas J. Henry Law's San Antonio Office

Mr. Hugh Howerton is a seasoned trial lawyer who has been representing injury victims and their families for over 30 years.

Mr. Howerton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1961. His dad was a carpenter, and his parent taught him the values of integrity, compassion, never giving up, and hard work. Mr. Howerton now lives by these values as he fights for each and every client. He graduated law school from South Texas College of Law in 1987 and has been a voice for the injured his whole legal career.

Mr. Howerton has mentored young lawyers and instructed lawyers on the topic of jury selection. He understands that his clients come to him for help in the most difficult times of their lives and he is wholly committed to helping them receive the full justice they deserve.

Mr. Howerton is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he maintains an AV-Preeminent peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell – a testament to the fact that Mr. Howerton’s peers, including opposing attorneys and judges, rank him with at the highest level of professional excellence in legal skill and ethics.

Mr. Hugh Howerton on his experience working at Thomas J. Henry Law:

“Even at my age, I have learned so much working here. I am surrounded by some very gifted lawyers. I am grateful for all of them that have helped me. I’m naturally curious and so I find the work we do for our clients very interesting. Ultimately, it is a profession of purpose being able to help our clients through a very difficult and dark period of their lives.”

Mr. Hugh Howerton on why he chose to pursue a career in personal injury law:

“I do not like bullies and I do not like the powerful hurting the innocent to make a buck. When you find a job that lets you live and practice core values you find a life of meaning. I got lucky. I wasn’t the brightest student. Book learning and standardized tests were always hard for me. Thank God, when I was a baby lawyer a plaintiff lawyer took a chance on me. I have always represented the accident victim.”

Mr. Hugh Howerton on representing injured clients:

“In order to give my clients excellent legal representation I have to work hard, work smart and never forget I work for them. If I put them first, everything else falls into place.”



  • State Bar of Texas


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (J.D.)
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.S.)


  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Preeminent
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2011
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2012
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2013
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2016
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2017
  • National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Texas Trial Lawyers of 2018


At Thomas J. Henry Law, our guiding principle is to provide our clients with the best legal representation possible for their personal injury case. Our San Antonio attorneys fight diligently for their injured clients each and every day, striving to achieve justice and the compensation they deserve for the life-altering injuries they sustain. We greatly value our clients’ feedback — see what Hugh Howerton’s clients had to say about their experience.

I had an accident back in 2017 and it’s been an emotional trip to deal with. Thomas j Henry has been amazing specifically my attorney Hugh Howerton. So responsive and ready for anything I asked or needed. Loved my experience with him! — Marissa Williams

We had the pleasure of Mr. Howerton representing us. He dedicated so much time and effort to our case and we were very satisfied with the outcome. We are very appreciative of him and all the staff there. Never kept us in the dark and was open with everything that needed to be done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! — Megan H

I would thank HUGH HOWERTON and his team for doing an amazing job on my case. Always kept me informed and updated on the details. Highly recommend this place. — Robert Munoz

They did a great job. Especially Hugh Howerton he did a great job. My family is extremely grateful and happy without end result. — Jessica Palomo

Do not wait! If you have been injured in an accident, call Thomas J. Henry Law. We have San Antonio car accident attorneys and San Antonio 18-wheeler accident lawyers available 24/7, nights and weekends to assist you with your claim.

Black and white portrait photo of Thomas J. Henry Attorney Hugh Howerton

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