Hoke Peacock II has a broad-based practice primarily in business litigation. Hoke has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1997. Over the last 50 years, he has been a bond lawyer, a contracts lawyer, a real estate lawyer, and a trial lawyer. He has always tried the odd or different cases, from wage and hour disputes in the late 1960’s, securities arbitrations in the 1970’s, bankruptcy cases in the 1980’s, business disputes in the 1990’s, to patent infringement cases as plaintiff and defendant in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. He was lead counsel for the City of Beaumont in proceedings to recover $20,000,000 it lost in the ESM Government Securities debacle, which cases were in Florida, New York, and Texas, and were in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court. Ultimately, the City recovered $22,000,000 from ESM and its principals and from the banks and auditors that made the ESM scam possible. Hoke also represents several mineral owners in disputes with surface interests and other mineral owners.