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J. Wiley George

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 713-220-3928

Through the years, Wiley has resolved a wide variety of complex commercial disputes through trial, arbitration, motion practice and settlement. He has considerable first-chair experience handling cases involving business torts, commercial fraud, financial restructuring, franchise disputes, insurance coverage, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, trademark infringement and unfair competition. Wiley has been named multiple times as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, an exhaustive peer-review survey of leading attorneys.

Additional Information

Representative Experience

Wiley has served as lead counsel in a variety of recent litigation and counseling matters. He has represented such clients as:

  • A litigation trust seeking to avoid $1.7 billion of fraudulent transfers in a North Carolina federal court trial (The FairPoint Communications Litigation Trust v. Verizon Communications, Inc.; In the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina)
  • Harris County, Texas in a trial over alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act in connection with redistricting of elected maps (James Rodriguez, et al. v. Harris County, et al.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas)
  • The buyers in shareholder lawsuits over a $6 billion merger (In re: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Shareholder Litigation; In the District Court of Bexar County, Texas)
  • One of the world's largest banks in a multi-week trial over the alleged wrongful dishonor of a $33 million letter of credit (Midcontinent Express Pipeline v. Man Industries (India) Ltd. v. The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFD, Ltd.; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas)
  • The City of Houston in a trial over the legality of increases in the City's water and sewer rates (In the Matter of the City of Houston, Texas; In the District Court of Travis County, Texas)
  • An ad hoc committee of convertible noteholders in a confirmation trial in Delaware Bankruptcy Court (In re: Spansion, Inc.; In the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware)
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  • A property and casualty insurance company in lawsuits throughout Texas over coverage for environmental and toxic tort liabilities 
  • The NCAA in a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a student-athlete who played for one of The NCAA's member institutions (Dale Lloyd, et al. v. the National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al.; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas)
  • A regional airline carrier in an arbitration against a major airline carrier over the interpretation of various aspects of the contracts governing the parties' relationship (Continental Airlines, Inc. v. ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. et al.)
  • A publicly traded energy company in a Delaware Chancery Court trial over a failed merger with another publicly traded energy company (Frontier Oil Corporation v. Holly Corporation; In the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware in and for New Castle County)
  • An international property and casualty company as national counsel in connection with the cancellation of a nationwide insurance program
  • Securities product providers, broker-dealers and/or registered representatives in NASD arbitrations over matters such as suitability of securities products, securities sales and terminations of registered representative agreements
  • A law firm accused of negligently structuring the tax aspects of a complex business transaction
  • A fronting insurance company in connection with the placement of $80 million of reinsurance
Court Admissions
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • US District Court for the Western District of Texas
Baylor UniversityBBA Baylor Law SchoolJ.D.
Houston Bar FoundationTexas Bar FoundationHouston Bar Association

Office Location

600 Travis Street, Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Practice Areas

Construction Law