Trace Blair


  • 902 Campbell Ave
  • Jourdanton, Texas 78026

"We are problem solvers, tenacious in our dedication to solving our clients’ problems with integrity, grit, and proven results. "


 After seventeen years in Haynes and Boone, LLP’s San Antonio office where he was a partner in the business litigation section, Trace Blair joined WigRum in 2014.

While at Haynes and Boone, Trace developed a thriving practice defending catastrophic injury and fatality claims in a wide variety of industries throughout Texas. Through his handling of more than 100 OSHA investigations in recent years, Trace developed a unique perspective while advising clients that are the focus of high stakes investigations and who are dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury or fatality. In recent years, the majority of the accidents he handled occurred in the oil fields of South Texas.

“The continuing and devastating oilfield accidents in the Eagle Ford Shale region are the reason I left to open the Jourdanton office of Wigington, Rumley, Dunn & Blair, LLP.”

Trace also handles cases involving landowners and mineral owners in litigation and transactions sparked by the explosion of oil and gas activity in the Eagle Ford Shale. He has handled high stakes litigation involving shareholder and partnership disputes, shareholder oppression, and breaches of fiduciary duties.  


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1997, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 1993, magna cum laude


  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Medina County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court


  • Texas Super Lawyer™ by Thomson Reuters Rising Star, 2006-2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer™ by Thomson Reuters 2015, 2016


  • “Royalty Litigation From Both Sides”—State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Webinar, March 2015
  • "OSHA's New Focus on Temporary Workers," co-author with Punam Kaji, Texas Builder, Texas Association of Builders, November/December 2013.
  • "Direct Examination: The Art of Communication," Mastering Powerful Cross Examination, Openings & Closing Statements, October 25, 2012.
  • "You Never Miss the Water 'Til the Well Runs Dry: The Competing Uses for Water in a Shale Play," (South Texas College of Law 25th Annual Energy Law Institute for Attorneys and Landmen, August 29-30, 2012)
  • "Fiduciary Duties and Minority Shareholder Oppression from the Defense Perspective: Differing Approaches in Texas, Delaware, and Nevada," 2011 (34th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course)
  • "OSHA 2010 and 2011: A review of OSHA's Expanded Enforcement Initiatives in 2010 and the Outlook for 2011," Labor and Employment Alert, February 22, 2011 (online publication)
  • "OSHA is 'Back in the Enforcement Business.' Are you Prepared?" Labor and Employment Alert, September 7, 2010 (online publication)
  • "Oil Pollution Act Liability," 2009 (Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report)
  • "Running the Gauntlet: Texas Mechanic's Liens for the Materialman and Service Provider," 2007
  • "Anatomy of TRCP chapter 33 - Proportionate Responsibility in Texas," 1998 (TADC)