Adam Robertson

Adam Robertson

Associate

Adam Robertson’s practice focuses on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners in a variety of construction related disputes. He also represents clients in commercial litigation matters, including those related to financial and transportation sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam worked with a southwest regional law firm, where his practice focused on trucking and transportation, premises liability and other areas of general casualty. He has first and second chair experience in state and federal courts on matters related to real estate disputes, breaches of contract, enforcement of commercial property restrictions, fiduciary breaches, and commercial personal injury. In addition to his practice, Adam serves as a coach for the University of Houston Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Traveling Team in competitions for arbitration, negotiation, and mediation.

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. – 2010

Professional Recognition

“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