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Karen Conticello



5151 San Felipe
Suite 400
Houston Texas 77056

United States of America

Office Telephone: +1 (713) 917 0888
Office Fax: +1 (713) 953 9470

Direct Dial (Houston): (713) 706-4903

Mobile: +1 (713) 409-2803 Download VCard

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Karen handles litigation and transactional matters for clients in the energy, chemical and insurance sectors. She has successfully represented clients in cases before the Texas Supreme Court, state and federal courts of appeals, trial courts, and administrative review boards. Her transactional work includes drafting, analysing, and negotiating master service agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, nondisclosure agreements, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, and other business contracts.

Karen has given presentations on insurance law, legal writing and research, and error preservation at continuing legal education seminars. She also has authored articles for Onstream (Xchanging’s London market publication), The Advocate (State Bar Litigation Section publication), The Houston Lawyer magazine, and the Houston Business Journal.

Karen formerly chaired the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation and the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation. She also served as a member of the council of the Houston Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section and as an associate editor of The Houston Lawyer magazine. She is currently on the Houston Nominating Committee for the Texas Bar Foundation. She is also a member of the board of the Wilchester Club.

Karen is admitted to practice law in Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.

This is a significant strategic development for the firm, underlining the fact that Houston is an important geographical market for HFW and its clients, being a key touchpoint for several of the firm’s chosen sectors, including energy, marine and insurance in particular.

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