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The practice of The Peters Law Firm, PLLC focuses on litigation with its primary emphasis on commercial litigation. The firm also represents clients as both plaintiff and defense counsel in contractual disputes, non-compete litigation and the many other matters that concern or derive from commercial settings, business relationships and consumer transactions.

 

Norm Peters has been recognized with an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating—the highest peer review rating—by Martindale-Hubbell.

 

 NOTABLE REPRESENTATIONS

 

    Representation of a nation-wide natural gas transportation, storage, gathering, processing and distribution company against ground water contamination claims arising from historical operations at a processing and distribution facility in West Texas.

 

    Integral member of a successful prosecuting trial team in a four-week trial alleging systematic and rampant failures of multiple contractors hired for the construction of a inter-state natural gas pipeline.

 

    Representation of a national bridge-financing company in connection with default on a loan for hot-dip galvanizing facility in Robstown that included environmental disputes, valuation issues and fraud based allegations.

 

    Defense of trustee against a $7 million indemnity claim by international oil field services company, Smith International Inc., obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims, which decision was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

   Defense of leading chemical manufacturer in an action by an employee of an independent contractor who claimed he contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos while working at client’s facility. Following extensive discovery, the court granted client a summary judgment dismissing all claims.

 

    Defense of multi-national chemicals and plastics corporation in mesothelioma action, obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims based on the defendant's lack of control over the manner, method and operative detail of the plaintiff’s work.

 

    Successful defense of employer from employee claiming breach of a purported employment contract and wrongful termination, obtaining summary judgment dismissing all claims against client, which judgment was affirmed on appeal.

 

    Representation of insurance carrier in multi-million claim for coverage asserting that a “sudden and accidental” exception to standard general commercial liability policy pollution exclusion required coverage in appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

 

 

 

 PRACTICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation. Other areas of practice include personal injury litigation and consumer based litigation.
 

 EDUCATION

  University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 1993)
  University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A. Finance, 1989)
 

 BAR ADMISSIONS

  Texas, 1993
 

 COURT ADMISSIONS

  U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2012

  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2003

  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1993
 
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1997

 

 ASSOCIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS

  Norm Peters is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Fort Bend Bar Association. Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

 

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