Earl Touchstone



Earl Touchstone is a partner in the Houston office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and General Liability Practices. He is an experienced trial lawyer with over 27 years of extensive jury trial and arbitration experience. Earl's practice has focused on commercial litigation, products liability, oilfield and industrial accidents, employment and other complex litigation. He has defended manufacturers of a wide variety of products, including medical devices, valves, hoses, safety equipment, component parts, and various construction, manufacturing, drilling and industrial equipment. His commercial litigation experience includes prosecuting and defending suits for breach of contract, indemnity and additional insured status, employment, defamation and business disparagement, fraud, breach of fiduciary obligations, and oil and gas related claims.

Earl also has extensive experience involving on-site crisis management and complete representation of parties related to catastrophic industrial plant accidents. He protects the interests of his clients at every step in their response, including investigation, dealing with governmental entities, defending against claims by third parties, counseling regarding employees' claims, and prosecuting claims for first and third party insurance coverage.

Earl has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell (highest rating for ethics and ability).

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability
  • National Trial Practice
  • COVID-19: Commercial & Contractual Litigation Disputes