More about Hans
Hans is a member of the Walker County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, and the Harris County Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is a past president of the Seven Coves Home Owners Association on Lake Conroe in Willis, TX and a past Vice-President of the Post Oak Park Townhomes Home Owners Association in Houston, Texas, where he played an active leadership role in shepherding the community into a 100% ownership sale of the entire property to a developer. Hans is a multi-year coach, volunteer and sponsor of the Oaks Dad’s Club, where both his elementary age children play soccer. He has also volunteered his time to set-up adult soccer teams who compete in community recreation leagues. He and his wife, Carissa, a yoga instructor, support each other and their family in variety of outdoor and athletic pursuits. including cycling, running, hiking, fishing, upland bird hunting and, of course, yoga!!
Previous and Current Firm Affiliations
West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, College Station, Texas 1996-2001
Engvall & Hlavinka, Houston, Texas 2001-2004
Cantrell, Ray & Barcus, Huntsville, Texas 2005-2017
Barcus & Cantrell, Huntsville/Conroe, Texas 2017-present
Court admissions (current unless otherwise noted
Texas State Bar (1995)
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
5th Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Previous Temporary/Pro Hac Admissions to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and the State Courts of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Professional Memberships and Certifications
Board Certified in Personal Injury Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002
Mediation Training Certificate-40 Hour Level- University of Houston Law Center 2017
Member of the Texas Bar College 2017
Representative & Published Cases
Hans & his partner Bryan have successfully handled multiple death and catastrophic injury cases in the State of Texas, including several trucking cases and a maritime dram shop case which led to settlements in excess of one-million dollars.
Hans & his partner Bryan tried to verdict a case against Greyhound Bus Lines in Montgomery County, Texas which led to a jury awarding their clients over one million dollars, including a very large exemplary damages award.
Hans has assisted many small business owners in their business, construction and collections disputes and has pursued multiple lien claims to litigation, including claims for Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens and claims for “removeables” against purchase money lien-holders
Parver v. Jet Blue Airlines Corp., 649 F. App’x 539 (9th Cir. 2016) (Hans successfully argued Ms. Parver’s appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and managed to have her claims against Jet Blue re-instated in the United States District Court of Nevada; https://www.courthousenews.com/jetblue-passengers-arrest-ruffles-ninth-circuit/).
Tom Wright Constr., LLC v. JDM Steel Constr., LLC, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 9551 (Tex. App.—Waco 2017, no pet.)
Vargas v. Applied Mach. Corp., 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 1151 (App.—Beaumont 2016, no pet.)
Craine v. Home Depot U.S.A., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181473 (S.D. Tex. 2015)
Russell v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143882 (S.D. Tex. 2014)
Arthey v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp., 398 S.W.3d 831 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2012, rev’d 435 S.W.3d 250 (Tex. 2014))
In re Adams, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 10116 (App.—Tyler 2013, no pet.)
Russell v. Altom, 546 F. App’x 432 (5th Cir. 2013)
Russell v. Waterwood Improvement Ass’n, 2011 Tex. App. LEXIS 9116 (App.—Beaumont 2011, no pet.)
Ontiveros v. City of Rosenberg, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112564 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
Scherer v. Angell, 253 S.W.3d 777 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2007, no pet.)
Noland v. State, 264 S.W.3d 144 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2007, no pet.)
Green v. State, 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 10658 (App.—Waco Dec. 13, 2006, no pet.)
Russell v. Sam Hous. Elec. Coop., 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 10009 (App.—Beaumont 2006, no pet.)
In re Penn-America Ins. Co., 2006 Tex. App. LEXIS 9399 (App.—Waco 2006, pet. dism’d by agr.).
Allen v. Connolly, 158 S.W.3d 61 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2005, no pet.)
Mato v. Baldauf, 267 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2001)
Morse v. Delgado, 975 S.W.2d 378 (Tex. App.—Waco 1998, no writ).