Beck Redden LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Outstanding track record of representation in high-stakes litigation, with particular strength in trial work across the full ambit of complex commercial cases. Often trusted by clients to handle appellate matters, as well as those at first instance. Boasts an impressive and diverse client list including Fortune 500 companies.

Strengths A client describes it as "an outstanding firm," noting that it houses "great trial lawyers and masters of strategy."

A source highlights the firm's "very robust appellate practice," adding that "they're all just great lawyers there."

Work highlights Acted for Sandbox Logistics in litigation against its former vendor, Arrows Up, concerning the use of information provided under a nondisclosure agreement. The firm was able to secure a jury verdict that Arrows Up had breached its contractual obligations and committed fraud.

Represented Diamond Offshore Services in the Supreme Court of Texas, obtaining the reversal of a $9.6 million jury verdict against the client in a personal injury case. The firm argued that the trial court had improperly excluded video evidence showing the plaintiff performing manual labor.

Notable practitioners

Alistair Dawson skillfully navigates complex commercial litigation, including class actions. He offers particular expertise in professional liability and energy disputes.

Connie Pfeiffer has developed an impressive appellate litigation practice, frequently representing clients in state and federal courts. She is proficient with handling a wide array of matters, from business disputes to personal injury matters.

David Beck is regarded as "one of the preeminent practitioners in the country for business litigation." Drawing on his impressive trial experience, he handles a wide range of high-stakes commercial disputes, with a notable emphasis on litigation in the energy sector.

David Gunn has a wealth of experience handling appeals before both state and federal courts. One market source states that he is a "very good oral advocate," and another regards him as a "very strong writer."

Joe Redden is a vastly experienced litigator. He represents clients on both sides of the docket in a wide array of disputes, including intellectual property, breach of contract and personal injury.

Kat Gallagher garners respect for her representation of clients in trial. She is especially experienced with defending product liability cases. A client describes her as "tremendous," and adds: "She does great work and is very responsive."

The "fabulous" Russell Post is a seasoned appellate litigator, having presented numerous arguments before the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit and other appellate courts. His recent work includes product liability litigation and he is also experienced in handling appeals pertaining to oil and gas, environmental law and intellectual property.