David E. Harrell is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Litigation Department and chairs the Firm’s International Arbitration practice group. He has extensive first and second-chair trial and arbitration experience in the areas of energy litigation, commercial litigation and land use/permitting litigation.
David’s energy litigation experience includes representations of operators, producers, transporters, marketers and royalty owners. He has litigated contract disputes, royalty disputes, environmental claims, throughput and processing claims, and permitting claims, both onshore and offshore.
His commercial litigation resume includes representations of plaintiffs and defendants in contract disputes, fiduciary relations issues, usury claims, real estate litigation, fraud, securities collection, deceptive trade practices, Lanham Act and first party insurance defense.
In the areas of land use and permitting, David has represented landowners, operators and permit applicants in land use, permitting and zoning situations. He has appeared before city councils, zoning boards, and administration agencies on behalf of clients, and he has represented clients in litigation against state agencies, municipalities and municipal boards.
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, Texas Bar Foundation
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Section of Litigation (1995-Present)
- Business Law Section (1997-Present; current Chair; past Chair of Litigation Committee)
- Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section (2004-Present)
- International Law Section (2007-Present)
- Member, American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- International Section
- Member, Houston Bar Association
- Member, Houston International Arbitration Club, Inc.
- Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
- J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1995
- B.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Houston, 1992
Admissions : Texas, 1995
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1996
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1999
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