• Texas
  • Louisiana
  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western District of Texas
  • US District Court, Eastern, Western and Middle District of Louisiana
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth and Eleventh Circuit
  • US Court of Claims


  • Tulane University of Louisiana, JD, 1984
  • University of New Orleans, BA, 1981

Doug Wheat is a Partner in the Houston office. Doug is a trial lawyer with almost 40 years of experience representing clients  handling a variety of variety of litigation matters involving assertions of product defects, trucking accidents, manufacturing incidents, offshore casualties, and commercial disputes. He advises on disputes involving product liability cases, trucking and other motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, manufacturing issues, construction, toxic torts, and all types of personal injury cases. Doug routinely represents vessel owners and other maritime employers regarding matters arising out of stevedoring and terminal operations, Jones Act, collision/allision, cargo damage and contract disputes. Doug also handles a broad range of energy related cases and matters relating to onshore and offshore production and transmission. He advises clients on a variety of business issues such as contracts (including indemnity and insurance provisions), warranties and risk management concerns.

Doug practices primarily in Texas and Louisiana, but handles cases all along the Gulf Coast.  Doug is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Louisiana State Bar Association, United States Supreme Court, United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Claims, and all United States District Courts in Louisiana and Texas.


  • American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • TXANS Association of Responsible Non-subscribers
  • Houston Mariner’s Club
  • Propellor Club of Galveston
  • Port of New Orleans Mariner’s Club
  • Longshore Claims Association
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute