Trust Your Case to Seasoned AdvocateS


Medical malpractice cases are complicated; medical malpractice cases litigated in the state of Texas are especially so. You want an advocate who is prepared to not just handle your case, but navigate it to successful resolution. If you are in the position of needing legal representation in Texas or New Mexico for medical malpractice-related or negligence-related pain and suffering, you need the team at Hampton & King.

Our firm has handled a broad-spectrum array of medical malpractice and negligence cases. Our track record and successes in the courtroom and the conference room demonstrate our legal prowess and skill—and our ability to recover compensation. Over the last four decades, our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

And we’ve seen generous recognition from the national legal community as a result. Our attorneys have been recognized in Super Lawyers® lists, and Hampton & King has been selected among the Best Law Firms in the country by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, and invited to The Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.


Hartley Hampton

Attorney at Law

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Christopher King

Attorney at Law

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Over the course of two decades of representation, Hampton & King has established itself as one of the most effective medical malpractice firms in the state. Attorney Hartley Hampton has represented families seeking restitution through malpractice litigation for more than 40 years, and he has handled some of the most formidably challenging cases in Texas and New Mexico. The firm’s track record of victories for those injured by medical professional incompetence and negligence speaks for itself.

Attorney Hampton had been practicing law for more than two decades when, in 2003, the Texas Legislature passed the most dramatic and constricting legal ‘reform’ package of this century, permanently altering the landscape of medical malpractice law. The package measures heavily favor medical professionals and the businesses they represent, making it more difficult than ever for victims of medical malpractice to receive the compensation due to them for pain and injuries suffered.


In response, Attorney Hampton chose to exclusively represent patients harmed through medical malpractice and negligence. He is joined by Chris King, a skilled attorney with over 20 years of experience handling medical negligence and malpractice litigation. Together, our two lead attorneys form a powerful aggregate that provides caring and understanding counsel for their plaintiffs, guiding them through the myriad legal obstacles toward restitution. The firm of Hampton & King has a long history of cases won in Texas and New Mexico, and they are well versed in the medical malpractice and negligence law technicalities of both states.

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