Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

Eve L. Pferdehirt

Eve Pferdehirt is an associate in our Houston office with a unique and worldly legal background.

After graduating with a B.A. in International Relations, Eve received a Master I droit comparé (French JD equivalent), from the Université Paris Nanterre La Défense in Paris France. While in France, she worked as a corporate legal intern, translating and drafting documents for international matters.

Upon her return to the United States, Eve gained invaluable litigation experience handling a complex docket of antitrust, bankruptcy, and environmental claims. She has worked with clients of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Eve has learned each client is unique, but equally important. This mindset makes her an asset to the Hartline Barger team, but even more so, to our clients.

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.

Clayton J. Callen

Clayton focuses his practice in the areas of civil litigation and political law. He has litigated a wide range of cases in state and federal courts across the country. This includes extensive litigation experience in cases involving complex commercial matters, products liability, constitutional law, election law, and “whistle-blower” claims under the False Claims Act, at both the trial court and appellate court levels. Additionally, Clayton serves as part of the national trial team for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company, implementing strategies for and managing litigation pending nationwide.