Our History

A century ago, William A. Vinson and James A. Elkins were brought together by a shared desire—to create an enduring partnership of outstanding professionals that clients could rely upon for their legal needs. As we reflect on our past and look forward to our future, we want to express our gratitude to our clients for placing their trust in us and to all members of the V&E family, past and present, who helped fulfill our founders’ vision.

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    Explore a Century of V&E

    From its humble beginnings as a two-man operation in Houston, today V&E is among the world’s elite international law firms, with approximately 700 lawyers and 16 offices spanning the globe. As V&E marks its 100th anniversary in 2017, it celebrates its successful past, exciting present and bright future. We invite you to explore our history to learn more about the firm’s rich history.


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