- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
Andrew F. Spalding
Andrew Spalding has more than 30 years of first-chair trial experience in commercial and business litigation. Mr. Spalding is board certified in both Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Mr. Spalding counsels and represents clients in the energy, real estate, construction, and manufacturing industries. He handles disputes arising out of oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, industrial and commercial construction, real estate transactions and financing, eminent domain, intellectual property agreements, non-compete and trade secret agreements, and employment contracts.
In energy related matters, Mr. Spalding has represented drilling contractors, refinery owners and operators, petrochemical plant owners and operators, power plant owners and operators, transportation and terminaling companies, and royalty owners.
In construction matters, Mr. Spalding has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, project managers, architects, engineers, sureties and construction lenders. He handles eminent domain matters for both landowners and condemning authorities.
Mr. Spalding's experience in tort litigation includes product liability, wrongful death, mass tort, premises liability, workplace and job-site injury, toxic exposure, business torts, fraud and misrepresentation, defamation, professional negligence (in relation to architects, attorneys, engineers, nurses and hospitals), and insurance coverage disputes. His product liability experience is the direct result of his work on behalf of manufacturers and sellers of industrial equipment, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, electrical equipment, control systems, consumer products, soft drinks, firearms and motor vehicle tires.
Cases Tried to Conclusion
Prudential Mortgage Capital Co. v. Faidi. Represented plaintiff in real estate lending fraud claim.
Romfor Supply Co. v. Parker Drilling Co. Represented defendant in claims arising out of oil field equipment sales contract.
El Pollo Loco, S.A. de C.V. v. El Pollo Loco, Inc. Represented defendant in breach of intellectual property agreement.
Moore v. Prudential Financial. Represented defendant in arbitration of broker fraud claims.
Seneca Petroleum Co. v. Trifinery Petroleum Services. Represented defendant in claims arising out of letter of credit agreements and asphalt supply contract.
State of Texas v. Airloeb Co. Represented landowner in condemnation case.
Celanese Ltd. v. Old World Industries. Represented defendant/counter plaintiff in arbitration of claims arising out of operating agreement for chemical plant.
State of Texas v. LMC Properties Inc. Represented landowner in condemnation case.
Coastal Towing v. Trifinery Inc. Represented defendant in claims arising out of contracts for barge services.
Murphy v. Trifinery Inc. Represented defendant/counter plaintiff in arbitration of breach of contract and fiduciary duty claims.
Trifinery Petroleum Services v. Eagle Asphalt Products. Represented plaintiff in arbitration of breach of asphalt supply contract claims.
Harris County Flood Control District v. Kopecinski. Represented landowner in condemnation case.
Enron v. Black & Veatch. Represented plaintiff in arbitration of construction and delay claims arising out of power plant project.
Bass v. Walker. Represented plaintiff in shareholder derivative claims.
Dyad Construction Co. v. Alief ISD. Represented school district defendant in construction contract delay damage claim.
Helmerick & Payne Inc. v. Bechtel Corporation, et al. Represented defendant/counterplaintiff in contract claims arising from construction of offshore drilling rig.
Free v. American Home Assurance Company, American International Group Inc., et al. Represented defendants in employer defamation claim.
Pace et al. v. North Houston Pole Line Corp and Houston Lighting & Power Co. Represented defendant in wrongful death, negligence and gross negligence case.
State of Texas v. Compaq Computer Corp. Represented landowner in condemnation case.
Setpoint Inc. v. Jefferson on the Parkway L.P., et al. Represented plaintiff in commercial deed restriction case.
Hardy v. National Convenience Stores Inc. Represented defendant in premises liability case involving abduction and sexual assault of customer.
Martinez v. National Convenience Stores Inc. Represented defendant in premises liability case involving assault of customer in parking lot.
Faber v. NPL Inc. Represented defendant in negligent bailment and lost property claim.
Patterson v. Mikob Properties Inc. Represented defendant in premises liability case involving assault and battery of apartment resident.
Gonzales v. National Convenience Stores Inc. Represented defendant in premises liability case involving auto-pedestrian accident in parking lot.
Mooney, et al v. Arabian American Oil Co. Represented defendant in employment age discrimination case with 186 plaintiffs.
Houston ISD v. Prudential Insurance Co. Represented school district plaintiff in fraud and deceptive trade practices claim arising from purchase of an office building.
Dannenbaum v. Brummerhop. Represented defendant in stock fraud, fiduciary duty and trade secrets case.
HCI Chemicals Inc. v. Henkel KaAG. Represented plaintiff in claim for damaged marine cargo.
Rojas, et al. v. Gray Engineering Inc. Represented defendant in product liability, negligence and wrongful death case involving installation of industrial equipment at construction site.
Gibson v. Henry S. Miller Realtors, et al. Represented defendants in deceptive trade practices claim from real estate transaction.
Publications and Speeches
"Dispute Resolution Boards," Conference on International Construction Contracts, ICC International Court of Arbitration, 2008.
"Products Liability Cases: Warnings," Personal Injury Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, 2003.
J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1977
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court
Board Certified, Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
Defense Research Institute
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
American Board of Trial Advocates
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2004, 2012-2013
Notes and Comments Editor, SMU Law Journal
Moot Court, SMU Law School
Certificate in Advanced Commercial Arbitration (Domestic and International), University of Houston Law Center