About Us

OUR LEGAL PHILOSOPHY

We believe that corporate America has manipulated our legal systems to protect and enhance profits at the expense of workers and the public. Our health and our environment is being assaulted daily by big business's non-sustainable, exploitative and polluting practices. Big business uses its enormous economic wealth to buy politicians and legislation; distort science to create doubt and controversy and subvert the judicial system; and spreads lies and half-truths to misdirect public opinion.


We have documents which show that entire industries have manipulated and distorted science and public knowledge for their own benefit, at the expense of our health, safety and welfare. The industries engaging in massive deceptions include, among so many others:


• Asbestos companies selling their products decades after they knew that
asbestos causes terrible lung cancers and other diseases;

• Petrochemical companies manufacturing benzene knew that benzene causes
blood disorders including leukemic cancers;

• Beryllium companies that knew minuscule amounts of their beryllium causes
unique respiratory problems, including chronic beryllium disease;

• The lead paint industry selling leaded paint even though they knew about lead poisoning
and the need to protect workers and children; and

• Fabricating and cutting "engineered stone" Countertops is releasing silica dust which can cause serious lung disease, silicosis.


Each of these industries has used trade associations, hired guns and public relations firms to create false science and cover up the dangers of their products. Each of these industries engaged in conspiracies to prevent protective health and safety regulations from being adopted and to maximize their profits, even though it meant death and disease among workers and the public.


We have dedicated our careers as lawyers to fighting this corporate conspiracy. We have handled cases involving all of these industries and represent only people who have been injured by bad business practices, such as workers killed by chemicals in the workplace and families and communities assaulted by environmental degradation. We believe that we can fulfill our obligations as lawyers only by challenging big business’ practices; their lies about the hazards of chemicals workers are exposed to; their reckless release of toxins into the air and water; their distortion of science to delay if not prevent regulations that would protect workers and the public.


It is ever our intent to represent clients to the fullest of our abilities; to get for them full and fair compensation for their injuries; and to seek to punish big business for deliberate misconduct. We will not represent big business. We have been doing this for more than thirty years and intend to continue this effort for years to come.

Herschel L. Hobson, Ph.D, J.D.

As early as 1970, Dr. Hobson had committed himself to protecting working men and women in Texas from chemical exposure both in the work place and the home environment. Since Dr. Hobson received his license to practice law in the state of Texas in 1983, he has also fought for the rights of these men and women in the courts. Herschel L. Hobson, Ph.D., J.D. is a retired Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering (Sanitary), formerly licensed by the state of Texas, and he received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health from the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health.

Tina Hamilton Bradley, J.D.

Tina Bradley was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ms. Bradley's employment with The Law Offices of Herschel L. Hobson began in 1993 as a paralegal handling toxic tort cases. In 1994, she enrolled as a part-time student at South Texas College of Law, while maintaining a full-time position as a law clerk working for Dr. Hobson. Ms. Bradley graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1997 and was admitted to practice law in the state of Texas in 1998. Ms. Bradley has practiced law with Herschel Hobson since that time, and as of July 1, 2009 formed a partnership, Hobson & Bradley, with Dr. Hobson.

Education and Training:
• McNeese State University - Magna Cum Laude graduate - BA in Economics 1990
• South Texas College of Law - 1997
• Trial Advocacy College of Texas - 1998

Admitted to Practice in:
• U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas since 1998
• State Bar of Texas since 1998

Organizations, Memberships and Recognition:
• Recognized as a Super Lawyer - 2012 to 2019
• Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation since 2005
• Jefferson County Bar Association:
• 2019-2020 - Past President
• 2018-2019 - President
• 2017-2018 - President Elect
• 2016-2017 - Vice President
• 2015-2016 - Treasurer
• 2014-2015 - Secretary
• Texas Trial Lawyers Association - 1997 to present
• American Association of Justice - 1997 to present

Andrew S. Lipton, Of Counsel

Andrew Lipton has concentrated his practice on toxic tort litigation for the past twenty years, handling cases involving exposures to asbestos, benzene, beryllium, radiation, vinyl chloride and other organic solvents, pesticides and toxic releases from hazardous waste facilities. Starting in 1978, he began working on asbestos cases along with other product liability, personal injury and wrongful death cases. While with the law firm of Manley, Burke & Lipton, in addition to his toxic tort and environmental litigation, he was involved in wrongful death and personal injury cases, civil rights, labor law, land use and zoning issues, medical and legal malpractice, and commercial litigation.