Crump & Deutsch


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Crump & Deutsch, PLLC

The attorneys at Crump & Deutsch, PLLC have the experience and skill to handle your litigation needs.  With over four decades of combined experience, P. Randall Crump and Nicholas N. Deutsch have handled thousands of cases across Texas and the country, including in the areas of real estate, commercial litigation, environmental liability, and products liability.  Mr. Crump has tried cases to judges, juries, and arbitration panels across Texas and has briefed and argued appeals to several state courts of appeals as well as to the Texas Supreme Court.  Mr. Deutsch has represented clients in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the nation and has argued appeals in both Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Crump & Deutsch, PLLC
2825 Wilcrest Drive
Suite 216
Houston, TX 77042




P. Randall Crump


Randy's transactional and commercial litigation practice emphasizes eminent domain, tax valuation and business disputes.  He has tried cases to judges and juries in county, state and federal courts, and he has conducted arbitrations before AAA and NASD panels. Randy’s litigation practice includes representing landowners and real estate development and holding companies in eminent domain and property tax valuation litigation in addition to defending product manufacturers, energy companies and engineering and construction companies. His transactional practice includes drafting and negotiating real estate documents, including sales and financing documents related to Texas real property.  Other transactional experience includes drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements, including oilfield service agreements and contracts for purchase and sale of goods and services. He has received a rating from Martindale-Hubbell that indicates he has reached the height of professional excellence and has been recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Prior to forming Crump & Deutsch, PLLC, Randy practiced for a Houston real estate boutique for 13 years and for 17 years with a national litigation firm.

Randy is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association. While in law school, Randy was executive editor of the Houston Law Review, a member of the Order of Barons and an Honor Court Justice. He is a board member of the Houston Law Review Alumni Association and served as the organization's president.

Randy is a regular speaker at continuing legal education events on various topics, including real property taxation and eminent domain.



Nicholas Deutsch & P. Randall Crump, The Power Struggle Over the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing, E&P Magazine, March 2014.


Randy is admitted to practice before the state courts of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Prior Firms

1988 - 2001, Dow, Cogburn & Friedman, P.C.
2001 - 2018, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P.


University of Houston Law Center J.D., 1988
Texas A&M University B.B.A., Business & Accounting, 1981


Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
Top Lawyers of 2016 - Eminent Domain, Houstonia 

Practice Areas

  • Eminent Domain
  • Tax Valuation
  • Business Litigation
  • Design & Construction Law
  • Real Estate





      Nicholas N. Deutsch


      Nick’s client-driven, results-focused approach has allowed him to successfully represent clients of all sizes, from individuals and start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.  He has more than a decade of experience in a wide range of practice areas including complex commercial litigation, eminent domain, and product liability litigation.  His clients come from an array of industries, including Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and Medical Devices.  Nick is licensed in all state and federal courts in Texas as well as the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he has practiced in courts throughout the nation.  Prior to opening Crump & Deutsch, PLLC, Nick was a Partner at Shook, Hardy, & Bacon, L.L.P.  

      Nick received his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and Justice (President) of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.  He also holds a B.A., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as several other honor societies.

      In addition to practicing law, Nick is a real estate investor and developer, giving him a unique business perspective on legal matters.  Nick also enjoys classic cars and spending time with his wife, Jen, and their three children.


      Michael Gray, Nicholas Deutsch, & Melissa Marrero, Current Regulatory Issues Regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, Society of Petroleum Engineers Paper SPE-184859-MS, January 25, 2017

      Nicholas Deutsch & Jennifer Spencer, Trends in Selecting Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation, 34:16 Westlaw J. Toxic Torts 3 (2016)

      Nicholas Deutsch & P. Randall Crump, The Power Struggle Over the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing, E&P Magazine, March 2014

      Nicholas Deutsch, Hydraulic Fracturing:  A Legal and Regulatory Primer, Houston Bar Association, April 11, 2013

      Blaine D. Edwards, E. James Shepherd, & Nick Deutsch, Hydraulic Fracturing: Protecting Against Legal and Regulatory Risk, 109:15 Oil & Gas Journal, August 1, 2011, at 22


      Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum(etc)’s Frac School, multiple locations (Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Dallas, Texas; Branson, Missouri; Grand Prairie, Alberta, Canada) on multiple dates 2012-2017

      Key Community and Regulatory Issues for Production in Frack Developments, Production Facilities for Frac Developments (PF-Frac), Houston, Texas on October 9, 2014

      The Power Struggle Over Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation, Houston, Texas on June 20, 2014

      Oil and Gas:  Fracking’s Economic Impact, KCMBA UMKC CLE Energy Symposium:  Expanding Business Opportunities in the New Energy Environment, with Tom Loftus and David Pierce, Kansas City, Missouri on May 8, 2014

      How Fracing has Changed the Energy Sector:  Legal and Regulatory Trends, ACC Symposium, with James Shepherd, Houston, Texas on August 23, 2012

      Hydraulic Fracturing:  Best Legal & Technical Practices, Oil & Gas Industry CLE, with James Shepherd, Houston, Texas on March 30, 2012

      Hydraulic Fracturing:  Separating Fact from Fiction on the Front Lines, American Association of Professional Landmen Texas Land Institute, with Randy Crump, Houston, Texas on September 13, 2011

      Data Privacy and Security for Lawyers:  A Primer, Houston Bar Association, with Derek Lisk, on January 14, 2011

      Complex Litigation Tactics:  Lone Pine Orders and Iqbal/Twombly, Annual Update of the Law, with James Shepherd, Kansas City, Missouri on June 17, 2010

      Data Privacy and Cyber-Security Breaches, Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston Loss Prevention Managers’ Meeting, Houston, Texas on May 11, 2010


      U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
      U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
      U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
      U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
      U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

      Prior Firms

      Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., Partner, 2015-2018
      Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P., Associate, 2007-2015


      J.D., with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 2007
      B.A., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 2004


      Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-present
      Top Environmental Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2013-2015