Mr. Hagan’s practice is focused in the area of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on litigating unlawful competition, intellectual property infringement, cyber security and circumvention, and business contract disputes before federal courts around the country. Mr. Hagan has represented clients in numerous suits involving foreign corporations and the DBS Satellite industry, including a multi-billion dollar business dispute between domestic and international-based corporations involved in the conditional access and encryption arena. Mr. Hagan recently represented several U.S. telecommunications companies and their security affiliate to secure a favorable judgment in the aggregate amount of $626 million and permanent injunctive relief against a Korean-based manufacturer and importer of satellite reception devices used to circumvent technology deployed to protect access to copyrighted works. Mr. Hagan has represented similar clients in similar actions resulting in judgments ranging from $20 million to $151 as well as permanent injunctive relief.

Mr. Hagan’s representation covers a wide array of business disputes including the successful defense of a multi-million dollar shareholder derivative suit, international programming disputes, software development litigation, trademark infringement defense and prosecution, labor and employment disputes and products liability claims. In addition to traditional litigation claims, Mr. Hagan also represents content distributors and encryption providers in executing writs of seizure under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act including recent actions in California, Florida and Kentucky. Mr. Hagan has also worked in close connection with both domestic and foreign governmental agencies in joint litigation efforts including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Attorney’s Office, US Customs, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Mr. Hagan’s practice covers the full scope of pre-trial, trial and post-trial litigation undertakings, with extensive experience in complex motion practice and discovery in both federal and state litigation matters across the United States.

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Texas Super Lawyers, 2014 – 2021
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2011-2015
Houston’s “Top Lawyers”, H Texas magazine, 2011-2021
HNB named a “Go-To” law firm by In-House Law firm by In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies Power Lawyers & Law Firms, Modern Luxury Houston, 2013
Top Trial Lawyers in America, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2012-2021
American Institute of Trial Lawyers – Litigator of the Year 2020
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators – 2018-2021


J.D. – South Texas College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
B.S. – Stephen F. Austin State University

State Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado

Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
District of Colorado
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Central District of California
Southern District of California
Northern District of California
Eastern District of California
District of New Jersey
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
US Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California
Southern District of West Virginia
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of North Carolina
Middle District of North Carolina
District of Maryland
District of Nevada
Northern District of Georgia
District of Connecticut
District of Kansas
District of Minnesota
Northern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Tennessee
Western District of Tennessee
(*denotes admission pro hac vice)

Areas of Practice

Commercial Litigation
Copyright Infringement
Trademark Infringement
Satellite Piracy
Class Action Litigation
Complex Commercial & Corporate Litigation
Labor & Employment Disputes
General Civil Litigation
ADR including mediation and arbitration

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association