Since co-founding Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP in the fall of 2002, Mr. Hinson has handled real estate, contract, environmental, and personal injury cases. He also handles general business transactional matters.
Before forming Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP, Mr. Hinson was a Senior Attorney in the legal department of Texaco Inc.
Prior to joining Texaco in 1989, he was a litigation associate at the law firm of Lewis, DAmato, Brisbois & Bisgaard (now Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith).
During his last three years at Texaco Inc., Mr. Hinson was responsible for a national environmental docket. In 2000 and 2001, he also served as Texaco’s representative on the Washington, D.C.-based Civil Justice Reform Group, working on reform of civil litigation at the state and national levels.
From 1989 through 1999, Mr. Hinson served in the department’s litigation group, where he handled a wide variety of cases in both federal and state court, including environmental, contract, franchise, real property and personal injury cases.
His assignments at Texaco included all aspects of first-chair litigation, including alternative dispute resolution.
He also served as a member of the legal department’s first-response team for incidents at Southern California refineries and oil-producing properties.
After clerking at Lewis, DAmato, Brisbois & Bisgaard, Mr. Hinson joined the firm in 1984 as a litigation associate. He handled numerous federal and state cases, including insurance coverage, medical malpractice, agent’s errors and omissions, and personal injury cases.
Education and Military
Mr. Hinson earned his Juris Doctorate at Loyola Marymount University, School of Law. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts awarded Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Northridge.
Prior to attending college, he served three years in the United States Army, including service in Vietnam.
Admitted to Practice
Mr. Hinson is a member of the State Bar of California. He is also admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and all federal district courts in California. He is an inactive member of the State Bar of Texas.