Industries
Education
  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., 2002, with highest honors
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2008
  • South Carolina, 2015
Languages
Steven M. Augustine
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Senior Counsel
saugustine@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8214 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Josie Hart
713-403-8375 direct
jhart@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Steven M. Augustine focuses his practice on the defense of a wide array of professionals, including attorneys, accountants, and financial advisors. In addition to malpractice cases, Steve also has extensive experience litigating administrative actions brought by state licensing agencies.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a law firm involved in a wrongful foreclosure and unfair debt collection practices lawsuit.
  • Obtained a dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction for a financial advisor in a malpractice and fraud lawsuit.
  • Represented tax professionals, accountants, and financial advisors in lawsuits involving Internal Revenue Code Sections 412(i) and 419(e).

Professional and Community Activities
  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and Litigation Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
Speeches and Presentations
  • Going for the Shutout: Strategies for Minimizing Damages from the Tort Reform Playbook, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2013).
  • Medicare Update: Please Don't Scream at Us!, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2013).
  • Update on Duty to Defend and the Continuous or Progressive Injury and Damages Exclusion, Insurance and Tort Law Update (2012).
  • Your Fender-Bender is Their Policy Limits Dream: Defending the Low-Speed Collision, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2012).
  • What Are We Supposed to Do We Do with Medicare Settlements?, Texas Insurance and Tort Law Update (2012).