Denise represents corporate clients and individuals in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, aiding and abetting, fraudulent transfer, and negligence.

She has broad trial, litigation, and legal experience. She practiced with Philip Werner, now-Judge Pat Kerrigan, and David Ayers for many years at Werner, Kerrigan & Ayers, L.L.P., defending large corporate clients in catastrophic injury cases, including  toxic torts and other civil defense matters. She managed a high-volume asbestos docket by developing case resolution strategies, negotiating settlement negotiations with plaintiff’s counsel, and preparing and winning many dispositive motions.

She has also practiced as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston Legal Department, where she tried multiple jury trials and temporary injunction hearings involving personal injury lawsuits, constitutional challenges to City ordinances and actions, and election contests. She represented the City in mediations and negotiated many settlement agreements on the City’s behalf. She also counseled City clients on a variety of issues, including the interpretation and implementation of City ordinances and State of Texas laws.

Immediately after graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Denise served as an assistant district attorney in Hays County, Texas, where she gained early trial experience as a prosecutor. She also served as a research attorney for Judge Lawrence Meyers of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Before joining Bissinger, Oshman & Williams, Denise was a legal recruiter for Richard, Wayne & Roberts in Houston, focusing on placing lawyers in in-house corporate positions.