Merritt Clements practices all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiation, trial, and appeals. He handles commercial, personal injury and professional liability disputes.
Other Court Admissions — U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Experience — Tried approximately 30 cases to verdict
Won zero verdict for manufacturer sued for $22 million on claims of copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and tortious influence
Negotiated favorable settlement on behalf of electronics manufacturer in complex breach of contract and fraud suit filed against well-known internet portal
Successfully defended Class 1 railroads in multiple negligence, FELA and Carmack Amendment (freight loss) cases
Secured summary judgment for defendants in complex legal malpractice case and defended judgment through appeals.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of county sued for alleged civil rights violations
Following trial to hung jury in strong plaintiffs’ venue, negotiated favorable settlement for corporation sued by 250 claimants alleging toxic exposure
Obtained dismissal of case filed by large distributor of alcoholic beverages against manufacturer
Successfully defended lender liability suit
Obtained summary judgment for title insurance company and protected result through appeals
Obtained substantial settlement for professional sports team from operator of chartered flight due to injuries suffered by two athletes