Alexis Butler Hester: Lawyer with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation

Alexis Butler Hester

Alexis M. Butler was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She later went on to attend The University of Texas in her hometown, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business. After graduating from UT, Alexis worked for a marketing company in London, England.

Alexis earned her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas in May of 2011. While Alexis enjoyed calling West Texas home for three years, she also appreciated a summer studying consumer law in Beijing, China at Renmin University, as well as an internship with United States District Judge Robert Junell in Midland, Texas. During Alexis's tenure at Texas Tech, she competed in the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in Malibu, California, the Duberstein National Bankruptcy Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana and New York City, and the American Bar Association Competition in Seattle, Washington and Chicago, Illinois. Then, in 2011, Alexis’s team placed first out of 179 teams at the National Moot Court Competition, the oldest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the country. It was there that Alexis was named the National Best Oral Advocate. Alexis additionally served on the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, where she was published for her article discussing appellate procedures within state administrative agencies.

Alexis spends her free time reading, cooking, traveling, and watching Texas Longhorn football.


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Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Maritime & Admiralty
Contact InfoTelephone: 713-599-0700
Fax: 713-599-0777
University University of Texas, B.A., 2007
Law SchoolTexas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2011
Admitted2011, Texas

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Texas Bar Association

Federal Bar Association


Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success. Henry Ford Alexis joined the firm after earning her J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law. Though Alexis' practice covers several areas of law, her primary practice is in general civil defense litigation, employer liability, toxic tort defense, and Jones Act litigation. Alexis has also successfully defended clients in formal administrative hearings, particularly claims brought under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

Having spent time studying consumer law in Beijing, China and working for a marketing company in London, Alexis brings to her practice a unique understanding of the complex issues that are inherent in law and business in today's global market. Alexis assists in representing international drilling companies, oilfield service providers, pipeline transportation and energy storage companies, regional oil and gas exploration firms, one of the world's largest platform and rig companies, geophysical exploration companies, as well as their underwriters and other insurance companies. She has been involved in traditional litigation as well as arbitration proceedings involving death claims, personal injury lawsuits, and property losses, and has assisted in reviewing and rendering legal opinions on drilling contracts, indemnity contracts, insurance policies, and other commercial documents, including employer Dispute Resolution Programs. Most recently, Alexis co-authored two successful Motions for Summary Judgment in separate benzene exposure claims, one of which resulted in the client's full dismissal from the litigation, while the other effectively struck the plaintiff's claim for punitive damages.

In her free time, Alexis enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, traveling, visiting family in her hometown of Austin, Texas, and exploring new restaurants in the Houston Heights.

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Alexis Butler Hester

1301 McKinney Street, Suite 1400
HoustonTX 77010


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