Litigator Roland Hamilton advocates for clients in trials and arbitrations on matters involving personal injury, construction, transportation, the petrochemical industry, products liability, and commercial disputes. With a primarily Texas-based practice, he frequently works in state and federal district courts located in the region and also represents clients in litigation outside the state of Texas.
Roland has a strong knack for reading people and draws on this ability when he’s front and center in the courtroom. Thinking on his feet, he can quickly process information and follow up on it with relevant questions. Roland believes that it’s crucial for him to maximize his effectiveness as an attorney by always seeking new knowledge and expanding his areas of knowledge.
With particular interests in personal injury and construction litigation, Roland finds it professionally gratifying to defend clients in these arenas. Some cases hinge on questionable claims, and some are a challenge because they involve complex issues with significant construction projects and, in personal injury litigation, deaths, significant injuries, or otherwise emotional matters. Clients value Roland’s thorough preparation, steady demeanor and his ability to uncover the facts. He frequently advises clients involved in litigation stemming from trucking accidents and has made it a priority to attend continuing legal education classes on this topic.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Roland worked for a major oil and gas production company for 11 years, working in materials management, oil and gas accounting, regulatory relations and handling matters pertaining to contracts with working interest owners and other entities. This industry perspective and valuable, non-legal experience enhances his ability to serve clients. Roland’s West Texas roots and upbringing, including working in the oilfields in the summer while in high school and college, brought him into contact with many types of people, and he feels comfortable talking and connecting with everybody he meets.
Away from the Office
A fan of physical activity, Roland typically wakes up at 4:15 in the morning to lift weights and work out. He and his wife enjoy being involved in the lives of their two grown children, including watching their son play college baseball and keeping up with their daughter’s career as a television news reporter. He also cheers on the Houston Astros, both at Minute Maid Park and on television. He also enjoys serving as a volunteer, greeting new families in the Creek Kids Children’s Ministry at Clear Creek Community Church.
- Houston Bar Association
- Construction Section
- State Bar of Texas
- Litigation Section
- Clear Creek High School Baseball Booster Club Volunteer
- Clear Creek Community Church, Creek Kids Volunteer on First Impressions Team
- Former Bay Area Little League, Baseball Coach
- Former Bay Area Knights, Baseball Coach
- Former Bay Area Sharks, Football Coach
- Former North Galveston County YMCA, Basketball Coach