Representing clients across
the county and beyond

Our attorneys have litigated or represented clients in states across the country, as well as internationally in Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, and Canada.

Texas

defendant

Theater Square, L.P. v. Block 58 Investors, LLC et al.

Business Litigation Construction

Lead Trial Counsel for Block 58 Investors, LLC and several Hines affiliates in a suit filed by a neighboring landowner in Downtown Houston to stop the transformation of the city block from an old newspaper building to an office skyscraper project because development would interrupt a potential pedestrian tunnel access rights. Theater Square sought a permanent injunction to preserve a particular subsurface corridor and over $21 million plus attorney’s fees. After a jury trial, Block 58 and Hines were allowed to destroy tunnel access during redevelopment, the Court rejected Theater Square’s claim for attorney’s fees, and Theater Square was awarded less than 1% of Theater Square’s claimed actual damages in the case. The tunnel has since been destroyed and skyscraper construction is underway.

Texas

Defendant

Rafeay v. Rice University and Gary Spears

Defense counsel for Rice University and Rice University Police Department officer in civil lawsuit about an arrest near campus. Mr. Drumheller successfully appealed a denial of summary judgment at the trial court and litigated that ruling to the Texas Supreme Court, resulting in dismissal of the Plaintiff’s lawsuit.

Texas

Plaintiff

GEL Tex Marketing, LLC v. Lazarus Energy, LLC et al.

Business Litigation Energy / Oil & Gas

Trial counsel for crude oil supplier to refinery located in Nixon, Texas suing refinery owner for breach of contract and fraud. After obtaining a temporary injunction against refinery owner, one aspect of the dispute was transferred to AAA arbitration. The parties conducted discovery and tried an arbitration hearing on liability and damages over two weeks. The arbitrator issued a reasoned award denying every one of the operator’s claims and awarding GEL Tex Marketing over $30 million in damages, including attorney’s fees and costs, and a writ of attachment.

Texas

Defendant

Nguyen v. Badar et al.

Business Litigation Health Care

Counsel for medical partnership sued by physician who claimed that he was owed partnership funds under false pretenses. After defendants filed motions under the Texas Citizens Participation Act, pursued an interlocutory appeal regarding the Court’s disposition of those motions, engaged in contentious discovery, and filed an affirmative motion for summary judgment, the parties resolved the matter on very favorable terms to the partnership.

Texas

Plaintiff

Enterprise Texas Pipeline v. Energy Transfer Partners

Business Litigation Energy / Oil & Gas

Trial counsel for Enterprise Texas Pipeline in a suit involving the breach of a legacy contract concerning the operation of a 240-mile natural gas pipeline called the Old Ocean Pipeline. Following a three-week trial, the jury found in favor of Enterprise, awarded $2.3 million in actual damages and attorneys’ fees, made findings supporting the entry of a declaratory judgment in Enterprise’s favor, and provided the basis for a favorable commercial resolution before a final judgment was entered.

Defendant

Confidential: NFL Agent

Sports Litigation Athletes, Agents & Teams

Defense counsel for certified NFL agent in disciplinary and certification proceedings. After several evidentiary presentations, our client reached a confidential resolution and is a fully licensed agent today.

Defendant

Confidential: NFL Marketing Agent

Defense counsel for an individual NFL marketing agent sued by prominent global sports agency for competition and solicitation in violation of a written employment agreement. The individual agent defeated a motion for preliminary injunction after an evidentiary hearing, froze arbitration proceedings for years during the pendence of a related dispute, and ultimately obtained a full negotiated dismissal of claims against him.

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