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Paul J. McConnell
  • Managing Partner/Mediator
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Paul McConnell has been trying real estate, other business lawsuits and handling real estate transactions for 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 a number of 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, 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. Mr. McConnell also serves as a mediator, utilizing the knowledge and experience he has gained and his mediation training to help parties find a solution to their disputes.

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

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 00/1973
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Rice University, Houston, TX
    • B.A. - 00/1971
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • RHS Interests, Inc. v. 2727 Kirby Litd., 994 S.W.2d 895, 1999, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.], 1999151306
  • City of Stafford v. Gullo, 886 S.W.2d 524, 1994, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.], 1994210363
  • Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Sterling, 822 S.W.2d 1, 1991, Tex., 1992018305
  • Cameron County Sav. Ass'n v. Stewart Title Guar. Co., 819 S.W.2d 600, 1991, Tex. App. - Corpus Christi, 1991175436
  • HTM Restaurants, Inc. v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., 797 S.W.2d 326, 1990, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 1990133495
  • Gupta v. Ritter Homes, Inc., 646 S.W.2d 168, 1983, Tex., 1983107523
  • Capital Title Co. v. Mahone, 619 S.W.2d 204, 1981, TexCivApp. - Hous. [1st Dist.], 198133583
  • Lawson v. Gibbs, 591 S.W.2d 292, 1979, Tex. Civ. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 1979138990
  • Riner v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 131 F.3d 530, 1997, 5th Cir. (Tex.), 1997244955
  • Executone Information Systems, Inc. v. Davis, 26 F.3d 1314, 1994, 5th Cir. (Tex.), 1994149792
  • Spring Garden 79U, Inc. v. Stewart Title Co., 874 S.W. 2d 945, 1994, Tex. App - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • N.P., Inc. v. Turboff, 111 S.W.3d 40, 2003, Tex.
  • Wolter v. Donaldson, 795 S.W.3d 160, 2002, Tex. App. - Texarkana
  • 3Z Corp. v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 851 S.W.2d 973, 1993, Tex. App. - Beaumont
  • La Coure v. La Coure, 820 S.W.2d 228, 1991, Tex. App. - El Paso
  • Chase Home Finance, L.L.C. v. Cal Western Reconveyance Corp., 309 S.W.3d 619 , 2010, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Dalbasco v. Hubbard, 907 S.W.2d 453, 1995, Tex.
  • Herman v. Shell Oil Co., 935 S.W.3d 605 , 2002, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Sanchez v. Southampton Civic Club, 367 S.W.3d 447 , 2012, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Sneed v. Webre, May 29, 2015, 2015 WL 3451653, Tex.
  • Union Pacific Railroad Co. v. Ameriton Properties, Inc., 448 S.W.3d 671, 2015, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist]
  • Wilson v. Deutsch Bank Trust Company, No. 01-12-00284-CV, 2012, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • LydaSwinerton Builders, Inc.v. Cathay Bank, pet. denied, 409 S.W.3d 221, 2013, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Wasserberg v. Flooring Services of Texas, LLC, no pet, 376 S.W.3d 202, 2012, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.
  • K2M3, LLC v. Cocoon Data Holding Pty. Ltd., June 28, 2012, pet. denied, ACN 127 993 300, 2012 WL 469705, Tex. App. - Corpus Christi
  • Ardmore, Inc. v. Rex Group, Inc., no pet, 377 S.W.3d 45, 2012, Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Khan v. GBAK Properties, Inc., no pet, 371 S.W.3d 347, 2012, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Erwin v. Russ, 481 Fed. Appx. 128, 2012
  • Ardmore, Inc. v. Rex Group, Inc., no pet, 2011 WL 486588, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Craig v. Varon, Dec. 3, 2009 (No. 01-08-794-CV), 2009 WL 4358859, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Long v. Ryan, WL 3031878, 2009, Tex. App. – Corpus Christi
  • MBP v. Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves, no pet, 297 S.W.3d 483, 2009, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • In re Taub, 2005 WL 856964, April 14, 2005, Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist]
  • Lehmann v. Har-Con Corp, 39 S.W.3d 191, 2001, Tex.
  • Johnson v. Prudential Relocation Management Ltd., writ denied, 918 S.W.2d 68, 1996, Tex.App. - Eastland
  • Title Agency of Texas, Inc. v. Arellano, writ denied , 835 S.W.2d 750, 1992, Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Pizzitola v. Galveston County Cent. Appraisal Dist., 808 S.W.2d 244, 1991, Tex App. – Houston [1st Dist.]
  • Capital Title Co., Inc. v. Donaldson, no writ, 739 S.W.2d 384, 1987, Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.
  • Covered Bridge Condominuum Ass’n v. Chambliss, 705 S.W.2d 211, 1985, Tex App. – Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Trans-Nebraska Corp. v. Cummings, Inc., 595 S.W.2d 922, 1980, Tex Civ. App. – Houston [14th Dist.]
  • Seber v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 350S.W.3D 640, 2011, Tex App.-- Houston (14th Dist.) 2011, no pet.

Classes/Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer on Real Estate and Title Insurance Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Land Title Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
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