Peter C. Blomquist


Peter C. Blomquist is a civil litigator. In addition to commercial disputes of all kinds, Peter routinely handles the defense of large, catastrophic losses on behalf of transportation and logistics companies. Peter understands the importance of conducting rapid response pre-litigation activities in these matters, frequently traveling to the scene of accidents and directing investigations from the moment the loss occurs through trial. Peter is the primary Texas counsel for a Fortune Global 100 logistics company and he has tried multiple cases to verdict throughout the State of Texas. He also handles a large number of labor and employment cases from inception (filing of EEOC complaint) through litigation. Peter’s practice includes matters involving directors’ and officers’ liability defense and related fiduciary litigation.

Prior to joining Hartline Barger LLP, Peter was a partner at another highly respected Texas firm where he opened and managed their Houston office for 11 years and directed the firm’s Emergency/Rapid Response Team.

Mr. Blomquist is the Expert Witness Chair and Online Community Co-Vice Chair for the Defense Research Institute’s Trucking Law Committee as well as a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association, Transportation Lawyers of America, Texas Motor Transportation Association, Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, among others. He is a frequent speaker at client events and seminars and recently lectured on strategic considerations when handling retaliation claims.

Telephone: 713.255.4710
Fax: 713.652.2419
1980 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1800
Houston, Texas 77056

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education
    South Texas College of Law Houston, J.D., 1995
    The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1991
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Honors & Awards
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
    • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; Top Rated Lawyer in Transportation (2013)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White, Inc. (2015-2022)
    • Selected for the Top Lawyers list by H Texas Magazine, 2013
  • Professional Affiliations & Activities
    • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
    • Transportation Lawyers of America (TLA)
    • Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA)
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
    • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
    • Defense Research Institute, Transportation Committee (Expert Witness Chair, Trucking Law Committee, 2013-2014; Online Community Co-Vice Chair, 2014)
    • Chair, Houston Bar Association - Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston Committee, 2019-2020
    • State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Construction Law Sections)
    • Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Construction Law Sections, Professionalism Committee, Lawyers Against Waste and Fun Run Committee)
    • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Section)
    • American Board of Trial Advocates - Houston Chapter

Papers & Presentations

  • Distracted Driving: Policy Changes to Make in Light of FMCSA Texting Ban and How to Use the “Distracted Driver Defense” to your Benefit, co-presented at the American Conference Institute’s 5th National Forum on Defending and Managing Trucking Litigation, March 24-25, 2015, Chicago, Illinois
  • Presenter, “Medical Lien Funding and The Impact on The Defense of Personal Injury Claims.” Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting, October 2015
  • Speaker, 2nd Annual OneBeacon Insurance Group Texas Claims Handling C.L.E. Seminar (November, 2014)
  • Presenter, Winning Strategies for the Retaliation Case. 2013 Labor & Employment Seminar (August, 2013)
  • Author, Preparing Your Commercial Driver for Deposition. Defense Research Institute, (March, 2013)

Peter is married with 3 young children. He typically runs one (sometimes two) marathons a year and is originally from Dallas, where he grew up.