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Raymond Lee Panneton

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   8 reviews

About Raymond

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A native of Fort Hood, Texas, Raymond L. Panneton has built a national litigation practice with deep Texas roots. Practicing throughout the state since 2013, he represents clients nationwide facing complex business and intellectual property litigation, including non-compete violations, breach of contract matters, and fraud and misrepresentation. Whether through a jury trial, arbitration, or mediation, Raymond ensures that his clients receive detailed, results-oriented representation.

Raymond’s precision and deft legal strategies have earned him recognition as one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” by H Texas Magazine, as well as Young Lawyer of the Year by the Bell County Bar Association. He is an active member of the Bar, holding senior leadership positions within the American Bar Association and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Raymond has also been elected a fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.

Raymond earned his J.D. from the Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Prior to law school, he attended Baylor University’s Honor College, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, as well as minors in Church-State Studies and Criminal Justice.

When not in the office or courtroom, Raymond is an active member within his community and within his parish. He can often be found walking his dogs with his family or enjoying Houston’s vibrant restaurant scene.


Primary Focus & Experience:
Business Law
Business Litigation
Intellectual Property & Trade Secret Protection
Employment Disputes
Recent Significant Engagements
Represented an owner of several hotels in obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order/Temporary Injunction against a credit union seeking to improperly foreclose on the properties.
Represented an owner of a behavioral health center in successfully enforcing a non-competition agreement.
Represented an owner of a birthing center in a partnership dispute.
Represented an owner of a bar in a partnership dispute.
Represented a property management company in successfully defending against claims of fraud and discrimination in a jury trial.
Represented a home builder in successfully defending against claims of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Represented an owner of a fitness company in successfully defending against claims of trademark infringement.
Represented several business owners as their general counsel.


Selected Published Articles & Presentations:
Panneton, Raymond L. “SCOTX Finds No Governmental Immunity Where Government Received a Benefit.” The Houston Lawyer, March/April 2017.
Panneton, Raymond L. “Don’t Feed the Trolls: Curbing Patent Trolls in the Eastern District.” The Houston Lawyer, July/August 2017.
Talaska, Robert J. and Panneton, Raymond L. “Defining the Rules: Establishing Standard of Care in Medical Negligence Litigation.” TexBarCLE, March 2016.


State Bar of Texas
The District of Columbia Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


J.D., Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall School of Law
B.A., Political Science, Baylor University Honors College

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Licensed for 9 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2019
Updated 06/08/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Raymond

Hendershot Cowart, PC
1800 Bering Drive
Suite 600
Houston, TX, 77057


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for this attorney and his team
Ray Panneton and his team showed me kindness and concern. I truly felt he was professional but also cared for the well-being of myself and my children. He continued to reassure me, despite my anxiety of ever seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. He won a case for me and guided me through other questions both business and personal/family matters. I can’t say enough great things. Barbie King, his paralegal, is also very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I will continue to refer my loved ones to him and his team and I also plan to keep him on retainer for my business.
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Posted by Hanh | August 29, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Tax Manager
Attorney Ray Panneton represented me in the case where the car dealership wrecked my new car 2019 while their employee tested drive my car to fix the car sensors. With his expertise, he was able to get the best deal out of this case. He is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, very helpful, and stay on top of his stuffs. I would highly recommend attorney Ray Panneton to everyone. It was my pleasure to have as my attorney on this case. Thank you again for your excellent services!
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Posted by Jackie | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Superb services!!!
Attorney Ray Panneton has recently represented us when a local car dealership majorly wrecked our brand new 2019 car while it was there for a minor Service Warranty. Ray was super easy to communicate with, fast, helpful, extremely knowledgeable, and always a pleasure to be around. He has made the impossible deal happened for us. I would highly recommend Ray Panneton to anyone & everyone I know. He cares, he understands, and he helps. Thank you so much on taking good care of us. Superb services!!!
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Posted by Sandy | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Attorney
Mr. Panneton is a very smart and aggressive attorney. He always had answers to my questions. In my time of need, he was very understanding and willingly explained my case to me in extreme details. My case went to trial and he ate them alive! Also, the staff at Daniel & Associates was very nice to me. Thank you Mr. Panneton and staff. I wish you guys the best!
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Posted by Hannah | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I can’t begin to express my gratitude to Raymond Panneton and his compassionate staff. They were always available to answer my questions and provide me updates on my case. I absolutely recommend Raymond and Daniel & Associates to anyone seeking honesty, integrity and most importantly results!! They truly fight for you! Thank you Raymond and Daniel & Associates for always making me and my case a top priority.
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Posted by WHITNEY | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
“Best team of lawyers around!”
Raymond Panneton and the team over at Daniel & Associates are amazing lawyers with professional and reliable staff. Their honesty and sincerity gave me peace during a very difficult situation. I highly recommend Raymond and Daniel & Associates to anyone seeking honest legal representation that will keep your best interest at the forefront. Thank you!!
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Posted by Nicolette | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
If only more lawyers fought this hard for their clients, the world would be a better place
Raymond Panneton was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a victory seemed impossible. I was tired, ashamed and beat down by the law. Not only was he able to defend us from an unjust accusation, his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and my family. He tells it to you straight even when he knows it's not what you want to hear. My children and I are eternally grateful for Ray and I hereby recommend Attorney Panneton without reservation.
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Posted by Nicole | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ray Rescued Us
Ray was able to come in at the ninth hour in the middle of a family crises and help us make important legal decisions while we were emotionally vulnerable. There is nothing he won’t do to help his clients.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hendershot Cowart, PC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Ted Smith Law Group
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Litigation Associate
  • Hendershot, Cannon & Hisey, P.C.
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Clerk for the Hon. Al Bennett
  • 61st Civil District Clerk
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Talaska Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of C. Kevin Keathley
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Malesovas and Martin, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • Texas Southern University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2013
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • Birth Trauma Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
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  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Medical Professional Liability Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Editor, The Affilliate
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Bell County Bar Association
  • 2022
  • Star of the Year
  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • 2017
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Attorney in America
  • Rue Ratings
  • 2014
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2012
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  • Texas Bar CLE
  • Sources of Standard of Care
  • 2016
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Law Clerks Offer Big Opportunities for Small Firms
  • N/A
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Law Clerks Offer Big Opportunities for Small Firms
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Students Need Practical Education, Not Ivory Tower
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • iLitigate – Helpful Lawyering Apps for the Digital Age
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Simple Steps to Creating a Useful Website
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Focus Website Content to Generate Leads
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Pre-Flight Checks Before Taking Off Into the Cloud
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Don’t Believe These Five SEO Myths
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 7 Social Media Missteps to Avoid
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Don’t Fear Social media, But Mind the Rules
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • How Law Firms can Comply with HIPAA
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation- Minority Trial Lawyer News & Developments
  • Medical Malpractice Statute for Minors Upheld
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Be the Brand: 5 Tips for Marketing a Practice
  • N/A
  • The Houston Lawyer
  • 10-Year Statute of Repose Held Constitutional for Minor’s Medical Malpractice Claims
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Distributions Involving a Special Needs Trust
  • N/A
  • Texas Lawyer
  • Making the Most of Mediation
  • N/A
  • The Houston Lawyer
  • SCOTX Opens Door to Medical Malpractice Arbitration
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Morning Bull
  • Jury Duty
  • 2017
  • Texas Standard
  • Lawyer Advertising
  • 2016
  • Health Law Society
  • Status of Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • N/A
  • Speaker's Bureau
  • The Importance of Jury Service
  • N/A
  • Law Day
  • Law as a Career
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ray Panneton is a tireless advocate for his clients. He offers his clients not only his expertise and knowledge, but a compassion that is not often present in today's legal profession. He works extremely hard for only the best results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."