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Charles Marcellus Vethan

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

3.7   3 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 9 years
    Texas - TX 29 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Charles

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For over twenty years it has been my true honor and privilege to worke with cutting edge growing companies across the United States, in business and intellectual property law matters.  In the past five years, my Firm and I have saved and recovered in excess of $2.3 billion for our clients in federal and state courthouses across the country.

I am dual Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and am AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell - the highest rating an attorney may receive.   I am licensed in both Texas and California, and have expanded my practice throughout the southwest U.S.

I have authored law review articles and parts of legal textbooks on topics ranging from intellectual property licensing, international letters of credit and the role of insurance defense counsel in complex litigation matters, and Implied Licenses in Copyrights.

My cases typically involve representing businesses in complex business transactions, partnership (and shareholder) disputes, executive employment litigation, Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements, and intellectual property law matters (copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets). 

I have served as lead trial counsel in complex litigation matters involving Shell Oil Company, Ralph Parsons Engineering, Union Oil of California, Sentinel Integrity Solutions, Global Check Services, Mossberg Shotguns, and the Stanford Financial Group, in lawsuit filed in federal and state courts in Texas, California, Colorado and Florida. 

I look forward to speaking with you about your legal needs.

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Location

Vethan Law Firm P.C
3501 Allen Pkwy
Houston, TX, 77019

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Reviews

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Posted by Sameer | October 5, 2012
Great Lawyer, Highly Recommend
The Vethan Law Firm represented me in a stressful Lawsuit involving my former business partners. The attorneys at VLF were professional and, I felt, were personally vested in protecting my interests. Through their diligent efforts they saved my business.
Posted by Daniel | July 1, 2012
Thank You!
We can't thank you and your team enough, Charles. We left our old law firm in the middle of litigation that didn't seem was helping us. Once your team took over, everything changed. There is no way we could gotten rid of the case without you guys.
Posted by Shannon | December 31, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wouldn't recommend
Mr. Vethan doesn't know the difference between "forward" and "reply all" in an email chain. He is exceptionally rude and blatantly incompetent. I would not recommend securing his council.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Vethan Law Firm, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hirsch Robinson Sheiness & Glover
  • 1994 - 1996

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Alberta
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 4:09-cv-00469; Raytec Technology, Inc. vs. Raytec, Ltd., et al
  • 4:99-cv-02921; Infotel Corp vs. Insight Research Sys, et al
  • 4:99-cv-01510; Cotton vs. Continental Airlines
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Consumer and Commercial law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2011
  • Top business litigation firm
  • "H Texas" Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV
  • Martindale Hubbard
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Consumer and Commercial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Highest rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • South Texas Law Review
  • The Defense of Estoppel and Implied License in Copyright Infringement Claims
  • 2007
  • Texas Corporate Law Review
  • The First Defense of the Insured
  • 1996
  • International Legal Perspectives
  • The Sacred Cow of Equity and Strict Compliance in Letter of Credit Law: Recent Trends and Projections
  • 1994
  • The Vethan Law Firm, P.C.
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEXAS NON-COMPETE: A TORTURED HISTORY
  • N/A
  • Vethan Law Firm, P.C.
  • Vethan Law Firm, P.C wins a Copyright Case In Texas
  • N/A
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Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of collaborating with Charles on several matters, and I have also successfully mediated some very complex cases with him. He has a rare ability to combine his legal acumen with a practical approach to highly charged conflicts and find solutions that are in the best interests of his clients and sometimes both parties. Accordingly, I recommend Charles as both a lawyer and a first-rate mediator."
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