Sean Michael Cichowski focuses his practice on resolving energy, employment, intellectual property, construction, and commercial disputes in litigation and arbitration. Sean uses his first chair and solo trial counsel experience to give his clients a complete perspective of the risks, benefits, and costs of litigation to allow them to make informed business decisions on legal matters.
Sean also helps his clients in drafting contracts, corporate policies, and other matters to help in dispute avoidance.
Trade Secrets: Represented as third chair trial counsel a defendant in a bench trial regarding the alleged theft of trade secrets between two multinational industrial equipment companies. Obtained verdict for client including award of attorney’s fees.
Wage and Hour: Represented an automobile repair company with multiple locations in the Greater Houston area in the defense of a wage and hour collective action brought by multiple former employees alleging underpayment of wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Oil and Gas: Assisted in the representation of a midstream oil and gas client in a lawsuit against a design engineering firm over disputes related to a large construction project. Obtained favorable settlement for client.
Personal Injury: Served as first chair trial counsel in a personal injury trial involving the employee of a non-subscriber who was struck by a falling granite slab. Obtained favorable jury verdict and judgment for client.
Products Liability / Personal Injury: Served as second chair trial counsel in a products liability personal injury trial involving heavy equipment used to break down industrial turbines. Obtained favorable jury verdict and judgment for client.
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Young Professionals in Energy, Member
- Houston Bar Association – Lawyers for Literacy Committee, Member
- Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo – Mutton Bustin’ Committee, Committeeman
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2009
- B.A., University of Texas at Austin, History, 2006
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