Adam Robertson

Adam Robertson

Associate

In his career, Adam Robertson has served as first and second chair in state and federal courts on matters related to real estate disputes, breaches of contracts, enforcement of commercial property restrictions, fiduciary breaches, and commercial personal injury. This diverse trial experience, in addition to his general litigation experiences, allows him to help his clients not only on the matters they are facing, but also potential issues his clients may not be aware of. Accordingly, Adam regularly assists clients on contract disputes, business-related torts, employment-related lawsuits, construction defect allegations, real-estate disputes, enforcement of non-compete agreements, and personal injury claims.

In addition to his practice, Adam is a member and avid supporter of the Golf Course Builders Association of America, where he uses his knowledge and experiences to educate, support, and assist businesses in the golf course construction industry navigate legal issues they face on a daily basis.

Adam also proudly serves as a coach for the University of Houston Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team and the University of Houston Law Center’s Mock Trial Team.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Commercial
  • Financial
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Represented and defended various corporations, companies and respective board of directors and members in litigation involving asset seizure, property disputes, breaches of contract, and declaratory judgments.
  • Represented non-profit seeking conveyance of commercial property. As second chair, obtained a favorable trial verdict mandating conveyance and awarding attorneys’ fees.
  • Represented business owner in an eminent domain proceeding and obtained a substantially higher compensation than originally offered.
  • Represented a corporation in federal court seeking damages under the Texas Fraudulent Transfer Act. With a pending dispositive motion, obtained a favorable early resolution that included recovering attorneys’ fees.
  • Defended commercial association and board of directors in a contract dispute. Obtained a favorable summary judgment that was upheld on appeal.
  • Represented non-profit corporation in a contract enforcement dispute. As first chair, obtained declaratory judgment, injunctive relief enforcing the contract.
  • Represented trustees in a breach of fiduciary duty dispute. As second chair, obtained declaratory judgment and injunctive relief that prevented the misappropriation of trust funds.
  • Represented real estate developer in a land-use dispute involving a mixed-use project. As second chair, obtained a favorable temporary injunction and award of attorneys’ fees that forced early resolution.
  • Defended national amusement park in a federal lawsuit that focused on operating procedures and premises liability disputes. As second chair, obtained a defense jury verdict.
  • Defended industrial general contractor in a complex premises liability dispute. Obtained favorable jury verdict for an amount significantly less than pre-trial offers and demands.
  • Defended transportation broker in a negligent contracting dispute in federal court. Successfully negotiated a voluntary dismissal all claims with no consideration tendered.
  • Defended Fortune 50 Company in numerous lawsuits involving transportation logistics in both federal and state court that resulted in summary judgments and favorable resolutions via negotiations.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.  – 2014
    • Order of Barristers
    • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Consumer & Commercial Law
  • St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas
    • B.A., (Magna Cum Laude) – 2010

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America’s, “Ones to Watch” in Construction Law and Litigation – Construction
  • “Top Lawyer,” Houstonia magazine, December 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas Sections Construction Law, Consumer and Commercial Law, and Litigation
  • Houston Bar Association Sections Construction Law and Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Golf Course Builders Association of America