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The practice of The Peters Law Firm, PLLC focuses on civil litigation with a primary emphasis on commercial litigation, personal injury litigation and consumer litigation. In these areas of practice, The Peters Law Firm, PLLC regularly represents clients in both the prosecution and defense of matters that concern or derive from business relationships, consumer transactions and injury claims. At The Peters Law Firm, PLLC, you can count on thorough, cost efficient and practical resolutions of  your dispute, without compromising your legal rights.

 

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, Personal Injury Litigation, Consumer Litigation.

 

 REPORTED DECISIONS

    S. Union Co. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co., 581 F. Supp. 2d 120 (D. Mass. 2008)

    Smith Int'l, Inc. v. Egle Group LLC, 490 F.3d 380 (5th Cir. 2007)

    Smith Int'l, Inc. v. Egle Group, L.L.C., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6012 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 27, 2006)

   Mullenix v. Celanese, Ltd., 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 6358 (Tex. App. Corpus Christi Aug. 11, 2005)

    In re CNA Holdings, 102 S.W.3d 280 (Tex. App. Beaumont 2003)
    Guaranty National Insurance Co. v. Vic Manufacturing Co., 143 F. 3rd 192 (5th Cir. 1998)

 

 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

 

The Peters Law Firm, PLLC    Houston, Texas    Ph: (713)654-5806    email: npeters@peters-law-firm.com

 

 

 

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