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Paul J. McConnell III

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Managing Partner
Houston, Texas
(713) 871-2000
(713) 871-2005 (Direct)
(713) 907-4420 (Cell)

Paul McConnell has been trying lawsuits involving business transactions and handling real estate transactions for almost 40 years. He has handled cases in the Texas Supreme Court, a majority of the Courts of Appeals in the state of Texas, and state district courts in various counties around Texas, as well as throughout the federal court system, including the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and numerous bankruptcy courts. Mr. McConnell has handled numerous significant real estate transactions and lawsuits on both sides of the docket, and has represented both the sellers of businesses and the purchasers of those businesses. He has handled condemnation and zoning and platting matters, and has represented landlords and tenants in commercial lease disputes. He has represented numerous lenders in workouts, foreclosures, and related matters. He is a member of the Texas Land Title Association, is a frequent lecturer on various real estate issues, and has served on several TLTA committees.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate (Commercial and Residential)
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Commercial Bankruptcy
  • Title Insurance
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Condemnation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1973
  • Rice University, Houston, TX
    • B.A. cum laude - 1971
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases


  • Frequent Lecturer on Real Estate and Title Insurance Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Land Title Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
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De Lange Hudspeth McConnell &
Tibbets LLP

1177 West Loop South
Suite 1700
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713.871.2000
Fax: 713.871.2020
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