Global Reach


98 San Jacinto Boulevard Suite 1500
Austin, Texas 78701-4078
United States


The Austin office of Baker Botts opened in 1982 to serve the legal needs of both Austin-based businesses and Fortune 500 companies from across the country. Originally established to address client needs during biennial Texas legislative sessions, the office has evolved to support many practices. Today, lawyers in our Austin office offer broad experience in corporate, environmental, intellectual property and litigation.

From breach of contract, tort and statutory claims to complex securities, tax, constitutional, criminal and intellectual property issues, our lawyers offer an exceptional depth of experience to clients throughout the trial and appellate process at the state and federal level. Our banking and finance lawyers represent financial institutions, corporate borrowers, securities issuers and other users of capital, intermediaries and other participants in a wide variety of financing transactions.

We also assist clients in resolving issues arising in all environmental media (air, water and waste) and under every major environmental statute and regulatory program. This practice is supported by our government relations lawyers who have substantive experience in a wide range of fields, including energy, finance, health care, homeland security, natural resources, public and private partnerships, tax, technology, trade and transportation.

Our IP lawyers offer a multitude of services, including patent and trademark prosecution, patent mining, patent portfolio management and technology licensing.

We combine experience in technology, business and law to lead clients through the maze that results from the intersection of traditional legal principles and modern technology. We pride ourselves on the team approach we bring to every engagement, and we believe our collaborative approach improves the results we earn for our clients.


Partner in Charge:
Mike Bengtson
Lawyer Recruiting Contact:
Ardis Stuart
Client Relations Contact:
Lori Thomas
Director of Administration/ Staff Recruiting Contact:
Margaret Land