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Paul J. McConnell III 
Houston, Texas
Managing Partner
phone (713) 871-2000
(713) 871-2005 (Direct)
(713) 907-4420 (Cell)
fax 713-871-2020
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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
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, 1973
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Rice University, Houston, TX, 1971
Honors: Cum Laude
Major:  Political Science

Representative Cases:
RHS Interests, Inc. v. 2727 Kirby Litd., 994 S.W.2d 895 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 1999)
City of Stafford v. Gullo, 886 S.W.2d 524 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 1994)
Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Sterling, 822 S.W.2d 1 (Tex. 1991)
Cameron County Sav. Ass'n v. Stewart Title Guar. Co., 819 S.W.2d 600 (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi 1991)
HTM Restaurants, Inc. v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., 797 S.W.2d 326 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 1990)
Gupta v. Ritter Homes, Inc., 646 S.W.2d 168 (Tex. 1983)
Capital Title Co. v. Mahone, 619 S.W.2d 204 (TexCivApp. - Hous. [1st Dist.] 1981)
Lawson v. Gibbs, 591 S.W.2d 292 (Tex. Civ. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 1979)
Riner v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 131 F.3d 530 (5th Cir. (Tex.) 1997)
Executone Information Systems, Inc. v. Davis, 26 F.3d 1314 (5th Cir. (Tex.) 1994)
Spring Garden 79U, Inc. v. Stewart Title Co., 874 S.W. 2d 945 (Tex. App - Houston [1st Dist.] 1994)
N.P., Inc. v. Turboff, 111 S.W.3d 40 (Tex. 2003)
Wolter v. Donaldson, 795 S.W.3d 160 (Tex. App. - Texarkana 2002)
3Z Corp. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 851 S.W.2d 973 (Tex. App. - Beaumont 1993)
La Coure v. La Coure, 820 S.W.2d 228 (Tex. App. - El Paso 1991)
Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. v. Cal Western Reconveyance Corp., 309 S.W.3d 619 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2010)
Dalbasco v. Hubbard, 907 S.W.2d 453 (Tex. 1995)
Herman v. Shell Oil Co., 935 S.W.3d 605 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2002)
Sanchez v. Southampton Civic Club, 367 S.W.3d 447 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2012)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
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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Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713.871.2000
Fax: 713.871.2020
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