Our Lawyers

Our team offers not only a remarkable breadth and depth of trial experience, but experience in arbitration and appellate matters as well. In addition, many of our partners are board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in one or more areas of litigation:

  • Don Jackson – Civil Trial, Personal Injury Trial
  • Eileen O’Neill – Civil Appellate, Civil Trial
  • Paul Smith – Personal Injury Trial
  • Tim Lee – Civil Appellate

Board certification requires that an attorney practice in their area of specialization for at least three years, as well as take part in rigorous continuing education courses. It’s an achievement that few attorneys reach.

There’s something else that’s distinct about us and our attorneys: we listen. Clients appreciate that our attorneys take the time to understand their priorities and then develop a plan and strategy reflecting their input.

Timothy Lankau

Tim Lankau is a results-driven attorney. He has received very good results in a high percentage of his cases, including obtaining summary judgments and favorable trial verdicts.

Some of Tim’s most notable cases include:

  • Serving as first-chair trial counsel for plaintiff in a real estate limited partnership dispute.  Obtained judgment expelling the general partner after bench trial and obtained subsequent settlement valued at over $2 million.
  • Defended a tank fabricator in a construction dispute with damage claims in excess of $800,000. Obtained take-nothing summary judgment on all claims.
  • Represented the plaintiff (along with Eileen O’Neill, and Michelle Meriam) in a London-based arbitration involving control of a chemical manufacturing company. Obtained liability finding for plaintiff after a week-long arbitration hearing with remedy to be determined at a future hearing.
  • Represented the plaintiff (along with Don Jackson and Paul Smith) in firearm defect death case. Obtained a confidential settlement for client after defeating nine dispositive motions.
  • Defended large estate against a common law marriage allegation (along with Don Jackson) with claimed damages in excess of $40,000,000.  Obtained take nothing summary judgment for estate
  • Represented shareholders (with Don Jackson and Dennis Barrow) of a natural gas storage company in a shareholder oppression suit. Obtained large settlement for clients.

Tim and his wife, Sarah, enjoy spending time with their three kids, Ben, Esther and Ellie.

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J.D. magna cum laude, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2004
B.A., Texas A&M University, 2000


Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, 2014 Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation, Construction Litigation, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law

Notable Results

Clients win energy sector international arbitration involving billions of dollars and government shareholder oppression.

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