Wade A. Johnson

Wade A. Johnson

Senior Counsel

Trial Lawyer and Business Litigator - Wade A. Johnson

Wade Johnson is a commercial trial lawyer and licensed patent attorney who is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group. Wade’s practice involves representing clients in complex litigation matters in Federal and State Courts, arbitration proceedings and mediation. His expertise includes preparing litigation budgets and case assessments, conducting pre-trial discovery, electronic discovery processes and procedures, preparing and arguing motions and defending and examining fact and expert witnesses in depositions and at trial. He also has substantial experience in negotiating and preparing license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and settlement agreements.

 

Prior to joining Andrews Myers, Wade was the managing partner of litigation at a commercial and intellectual property boutique firm and AMLAW 200 firm partner.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Financial
  • Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Corporate Governance and Shareholder disputes

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Experience

ENERGY LITIGATION

  • Represented oil and gas supermajor in dispute to recover oil and gas pipeline transmission fees from its joint operator for use of the parties’ jointly-owned pipeline
  • Represented multiple oil and gas companies in disputes with royalty owners concerning oil and gas royalty payments
  • Represented proppant supplier against an oilfield services company in obtaining a temporary injunction to prevent the oilfield services company from foreclosing on real and personal property, which secured a promissory note
  • Represented midstream oil and gas company in class action dispute concerning oil and gas royalty payments and associated fees
  • Represented oil and gas pipe manufacturer in litigation brought by energy exploration company concerning a down-hole well failure
  • Represented energy exploration company in lawsuit against drilling contractor concerning the applicable drilling rate under the parties’ drilling contract
  • Represented drilling contractor in internal investigation and litigation related to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented midstream oil and gas company in dispute with its contractor over issues with the construction of a gas gathering and processing plant

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Represented flange manufacturer in trademark cancellation proceeding
  • Represented pipe support manufacture in copyright, trade secret, trademark, and breach of fiduciary duty litigation concerning the theft and use of the company’s proprietary information
  • Represented oilfield services company in patent litigation involving plunger lift systems for oil and gas well production
  • Represented oilfield services company in patent infringement litigation related to non-metallic packers and bridge plugs
  • Represented medical device company in patent and trade secret litigation involving patents on retractable syringes
  • Represented telecommunication companies in patent litigation involving patents on cellular telephones
  • Represented semi-conductor manufacturer in indemnity and patent litigation involving patents on signal mapping schemes
  • Represented a metering solutions company in trade secret litigation involving metering technology for oil and gas production
  • Represented a heath care product manufacturer in medical device patent and trade secret litigation
  • Represented a wireless company in telecommunications technology patent litigation

GENERAL BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Represented professional services franchisor in arbitration proceeding against its franchisee over workers’ compensation insurance coverage
  • Represented valve manufacturer in personal injury and product liability lawsuits concerning a plant explosion
  • Represented a telecommunications company in obtaining a temporary injunction to prevent another company from prohibiting use of a shared fiber optic network
  • Represented steel manufacturer in antitrust in breach of contract litigation against steel distributor
  • Represented an owner and general contractor against claims by a subcontractor for delay damages in an arbitration proceeding and obtained a favorable arbitration decision

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SHAREHOLDER LITIGATION

  • Represented the sellers of three oilfield services companies in defending claims of alleged fraud and breach of the share purchase agreement for failing to disclose alleged customer issues and a material adverse change and in asserting counterclaims for the hold back amount held in escrow, which resulted in a favorable jury verdict
  • Represented an oilfield services company that merged at its directors in defending securities class action, which resulted in the court denying class certification and dismissing the lawsuit

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. (Cum Laude) – 2008
    • Executive Editor, University of Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
    • Order of Barons
    • Mock Trial Team
    • Moot Court Team
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.S., Industrial Distribution – 1996

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • “Texas Rising Star,” as presented by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, in Texas Monthly, 2014-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Katy Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association