Cozen O'Connor, the Center City law firm, said Tuesday that 14 lawyers from the Houston office of Epstein Becker Green have joined the firm.

Heading the group are A. Martin Wickliff Jr. and Alton J. Hall Jr. The two lawyers had previously founded the largest minority-owned law firm in Texas, with many corporate clients.

Cozen, a 550-plus lawyer firm with 22 offices in the United States, London and Toronto, has two Texas offices, one in Dallas and one in Houston.

The firm said the latest additions will join its Houston office and bolster the firm's labor and employment, commercial litigation, and energy and public utilities practices.    -Chris Mondics