Practice focuses primarily on business disputes, management-side employment-related matters and discrimination claims, shareholder/member oppression disputes, energy and environmental litigation, and indemnity issues. Experience includes appeals as well as trials and arbitrations. Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial and Civil Appellate law. Certification with the National Board of Trial Advocacy in civil trial advocacy.
ERISA Issues — Represented a major energy company in a federal lawsuit involving claims related to stock options and severance benefits; obtained judgment on the pleadings or summary judgment on most claims in the case and the remaining claims were settled before trial on terms satisfactory to the client
Trade secrets and employee covenants — Obtained a favorable jury verdict and judgment for a manufacturing company in a Texas district court lawsuit to enforce a covenant not to compete and protect trade secrets, secured affirmance of the trial court’s judgment in the 14th Court of Appeals and denial of discretionary review in the Supreme Court of Texas
Employment discrimination claims — Obtained summary judgments for employer clients in several cases brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act and prevailed on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in one case that was appealed
Obtained summary judgment for an employer client in a case brought under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Shareholder oppression — Represented managing members of limited liability companies in litigation with other equity owners and assisted in the negotiation of compromise settlement agreements satisfactory to clients