Linda Durant Houssiere

Managing Partner


I believe the practice of law is the bedrock of our country. My grandfather was a lawyer as were all three of his sons, including my father. The legacy my family gave me forms the foundation upon which I have practiced law for 25 years. I have been blessed and thrilled to represent more than 1,500 clients, who have suffered personal injuries, most against large national companies. This David and Goliath story is replayed over and over in my practice, I strongly believe that a committed attorney can bring an injured individual justice under our great American legal system.

Linda Durant Houssiere, HD&H’s managing partner, has been recognized by her peers as a “Top Lawyer for the People.” A mediator with advanced mediation training, she is known in the legal profession as “the negotiator,” earning a reputation for being fair and able to see the big picture in complex cases. Most often, you can find Linda at the helm of mass tort cases for the firm.

Linda’s large international clientele hails from South America, Canada, Australia, Guam, Thailand and Mexico. Born in Miami, she was admitted to the Bar in the State of Texas in 1985 and has been licensed with the United States Supreme Court.

When she is not busy practicing law, Linda loves traveling, the mountains, the ocean, boating, reading and the theatre. She has traveled around the world, immersing herself in the history of the locales she visits, with a special focus on Asia.


Admitted to Practice:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Texas
  • All Texas State Courts

Education & Honors:

  • B.A., Dean’s List, Stetson University
  • J.D., Dean’s List, South Texas College of Law
  • Order of the Lytae
  • Assistant Editor, South Texas Law Journal
  • Beginning & Advanced Mediator Training, Attorney-Mediator’s Institute
  • HBA, Civil Court Ad Litem Institute
  • Moderated Settlement Conference Training

Activities & Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Director
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Director
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
  • The American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Services
  • Attorney Mediator Services
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • Who’s Who In American Law
  • Princeton Who’s Who of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs, 2009-2010

Publications & Presentations:

  • Mediation Straight Talk, 1995
  • Evaluating a Medical Malpractice Case, 1993
  • Products Liability – Defective Devices, 1993
  • Evaluating Liability – The Threshold Question, State Bar of Texas Advanced Settlement Techniques, 1990