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I have been a trial lawyer for over 25 years.  While I have tried many types of commercial cases in both Federal and state courts across the country, much of my work in recent years relates to intellectual property disputes. 


I have successfully tried a number of patent and trademark cases to jury verdict, and last year I obtained one of the largest verdicts in history in the area of cyber-piracy in a case where the defendant had secretly registered internet domain names confusingly similar to the trade name of my client, and was diverting web traffic sent to my client to his own competing business.  The trial court award of over $1,000,000 was affirmed by the Federal Court, and attorneys feees were also awarded to my client.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 45%
  2. Oil & Gas: 30%
  3. Commercial: 25%

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Hoover Slovacek LLP

5051 Westheimer, Suite 1200
Houston, TX, 77056


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leader in the Field - - Intellectual PropertyChambers & Partners USA2009
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2009
Texas SuperLawyerTexas Monthly2008
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Houston's Top LawyersN/A2005
Texas Super LawyerN/A2005
Texas Super LawyerN/A2004
Texas Super LawyerN/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateVinson & Elkins, LLP1983 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston Chapter)Member2008 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Houston Intellectual Property Law AssociationN/A2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Texas LawyerTaking on Goliath2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Ohio UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Depositions of Expert WitnessesDeposing Expert Witnesses2007
DepositionsDepositions of Fact Witnesses2005