Oaks, Hartline & Daly, LLP focuses on the needs of private clients, closely-held businesses and commercial entities.
In 1986, Steven Oaks, Ned Hartline and Bill Honey founded the law firm of Oaks, Hartline & Honey with seven lawyers. Each of the named partners had spent their entire legal career at Butler & Binion, one of the then “big four” firms in Houston. Oaks, Hartline & Honey was designed to develop and service the legal needs of the many private clients and businesses owned by such clients. After several years, Daniel W. Daly III, formerly managing partner of Jenkens & Gilchrist’s Houston office, joined the firm.
In 1990, the seventeen lawyers that then comprised Oaks, Hartline & Honey merged with the oldest and largest law firm in Austin, Texas. The new firm was eventually named Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, LLP.
After Steven Oaks’s death, Messer’s Hartline and Daly continued to serve private clients and their business enterprises. They noted the trend of large firms to specialize and dedicate themselves to serving larger clients and institutions. This does not comport with the private client practice and the attention given to such private clients envisioned by Oaks, Hartline & Daly and therefore in 1996 the present firm was formed.