Trust Your Case to Seasoned AdvocateS


Medical malpractice cases are unique. There law has nuances that apply only to medical malpractice cases. Same for the rules of evidence.

The fact issues are different from other lawsuits. Jurors’ attitudes are different. Even the insurance companies think differently.

Our lawyers have lived in that different world for decades. We have the experience and the track record that you should look for when choosing someone to represent you and your family in such a crucial matter.


Hartley Hampton

Attorney at Law

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Christopher King

Attorney at Law

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Chris and Hartley have spent a combined 70 years representing families in medical negligence cases. They have been honored year after year by Super Lawyers and have been recognized by U.S. News and World Reports Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 Medical Malpractice firm. Hartley Hampton has been chosen Texas Medical Malpractice Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year twice, most recently in 2024. See the Our Attorneys section for more information.

We know that you have choices. There are many law firms advertising for cases in the Greater Houston, Texas and Santa Fe, New Mexico areas. We encourage you to make a careful comparison of their experience, results and resources.


When we take a case, we make a commitment to provide state-of-the-art representation. We invest our time—often two or three years or more—and our money--often more than $100,000. We are only paid if the case is successful. For that reason, we are very selective about the cases we accept and we keep our caseloads small.

Medical Malpractice Is All We Do

We know that you have many options when it comes to selecting a medical malpractice attorney in the greater Houston area. We encourage you to painstakingly review the qualifications of any lawyer or firm you are considering retaining to represent you. What other areas of law do they ‘specialize’ in? How familiar are they with the unusual demands and complexities of medical malpractice and negligence law?

At Hampton & King, medical malpractice and negligence is all we do. While many personal injury attorneys cast a broad professional net in their practice, we focus on one area of law, because we know our clients need advocates who truly understand the unique challenges facing them. That is why we only accept medical negligence and malpractice cases. Our familiarity and extensive experience within this specific area of law sets us apart as a singular source of resolution confidence for our plaintiffs.

Our Promise to our Clients:

• We will regard the attorney-client relationship as a sacred trust
• We will be committed to providing ethical, state-of-the-art representation
• We will dedicate the resources required to win
• We will only be paid if we succeed

The legal team at Hampton & King has the experience. We have the results. We have the resources. And, most importantly, we have the drive. Our firm cares about the people involved in the cases we accept, and we always go the extra mile to secure a just outcome. We are the team that ensures compensation.

Client Testimonials

“Everyone we spoke to at Hampton & King within this legal process was very empathetic, thorough, and punctual with all the updates and details we needed. I could never truly express my gratitude for the emotional aide and support everyone we worked with at Hampton and King gave us, especially Chris. Furthermore, as for myself, I am so thankful for the confidence I was given.”

- Nicole M.

“Hampton & King conducted themselves in a very professional manner throughout my dealings with them. Mr. Hampton did an excellent job with my case, and helped me receive the most fair settlement possible, so that I could avoid having to go through the long process of a lawsuit. When the opposition learned who my attorney was, they were visibly disappointed that I had hired such a good attorney. I would recommend this firm without question.”

- Haddon B.

“My experience with Hampton & King was over all the best in a difficult situation. I came in not knowing where to start with my son's situation. From the very beginning I was  treated with compassion and respect. Every every step of the way everyone was kind and understanding and always on top of things. Mr. Hampton was very compassionate and explained details through this process. Truly I am very happy we met with them to make our situation a better one and to find out answers to many unanswered questions.”

- Irene P.

“After two local attorneys rejected my case, I contacted Chris King.  He was honest from the start and gave me little hope of a successful lawsuit  due to the unreasonable medical malpractice laws in Texas. But he was willing to try.  His hard work paid off and Chris was able to get me a settlement.  He kept in regular contact via email and phone throughout the process so I always felt well informed.  Almost two years after the case, he continues to email occasionally to see how my family is doing.  I have been thoroughly impressed by Chris and his staff.  Far exceeded our expectations.”

- Carroll W.

"First time having to file a lawsuit. Our decision to go with Hampton & King was easy to make after our first interview with Mr. King. Every question we had and every phone call we made was answered in a timely manner. We highly recommend using Mr. King and his law firm when you are facing a difficult matter with you or your family"

- Niki