Jeff Joyce

Jeff Joyce

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Joyce + McFarland LLP
 | 712 Main Street, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-222-1113
Fax: 713-513-5577
Email: Jeff Joyce
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jeff Joyce knows what clients value in a law firm.  With over 35 years of experience in commercial litigation, he brings a level of expertise and business acumen that protects the critical interests of those he represents.  He has earned a reputation as a stong business lawyer through his work on beahlf of loan servicers, loan originators, financial institutions, real estate-based entities, insurance companies, manufacturing and distribution companies and technology-based enterprises.

Jeff is also a leader in the legal community.  Before founding Joyce, McFarland + McFarland in 2008, he was associated with a 300-lawyer firm, charing the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and serving on its Executive and Compensation Committees.  He has also been honored as one of Houston's Top Lawyers in both Commerical and Business Litigation by H Texas Magazine eight of the last ten years and has been named to the Texas Super Lawyers listing each year since 2002.  He has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009.  This year he serves as the President of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists.

About Jeff Joyce

Admitted: 1981, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates -- Associate Member


  • Cardoni v Prosperity Bank, 2015 WL 410589 (S.D. Tex. 2015) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Konover, 2014 WL 3908596 (U.S. Dist. Conn. 2014) U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Kobernick et al. Number 01-11-00698-CV  (Tex. App. (1st Cir.)Dec. 6, 2012) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Kobernick, Number 10-20046 (5th Circuit 2011) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A v. Konover, et al., 259 F.R.D. 206 (U.S. Dist. Conn. 2009) Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership, et al., 971 A.2d 360 (Md.Ct.Sp.App. 2009) Diamond Point Plaza Limited Partnership, et al. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 929 A.2d 932 (Md.App. 2007) City of Houston v. United Water Services, Inc., 201 S.W.3d 690 (Tex. 2006) Madisonville State Bank, N.A. v. Citizens Bank of Texas, N.A., et al., 184 S.W.3d 835 (Tex.App.-Beaumont 2006) Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A. v. Diamond Point Plaza L.P., et al., 908 A.2d 684 (Md.Ct.Sp.App. 2006) United Water Services, Inc. v. The City of Houston, 137 S.W.3d 747 (Tex.App. (1st Dist.) 2004) In re Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota N.A., 115 S.W.3d 600 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 2003) Fetter v. Wells Fargo Bank Texas, N.A., 110 S.W.3d 683 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 2003) Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, et al., v. Smith, 93 S.W.3d 657 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 2002) Margraves v. State, 56 S.W.3d 673 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 2001) Margraves v. State, 996 S.W.2d 290 (Tex.App.(14th Dist.) 1999) Carpenter (Texas) Realty Corporation v. Allen Center Co. # 4, 974 S.W.2d 808 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 1998) Tamez v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al., 999 S.W.2d 12 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 1998) Pickell v. Guaranty National Life Insurance Company, 917 S.W.2d 439 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 1996) Cornerstones Municipal Utility District v. Monsanto Company, et al., 889 S.W.2d 570 (Tex.App. (14th Dist.) 1994) Cornerstones Municipal Utility District v. Monsanto Company, et al., 865 S.W.2d 937 (Tex. 1993) Gulf States Land & Development Inc., et al., v. The Ouachita National Bank in Monroe, 612 So.2d 1031 (La.Ct.App.(2nd Cir.) 1993) Gulf States Land & Development, Inc., et al., v. Premier Bank N.A., et al., 956 F.2d 502 (5th Cir. 1992) Texas-New Mexico Power Company v. Texas Industrial Energy Consumers, 806 S.W.2d 230(Tex. 1991) Ouachita National Bank in Monroe v. Gulf States Land & Development, Inc., 579 So.2d 1115 (La.Ct.App. (2d Cir.) 1991) Ouachita National Bank v. Palowsky, 570 So.2d 114 (La.Ct.App. (2d Cir.) 1990) United States v. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 881 F.2d 207 (5th Cir. 1989) Ouachita National Bank in Monroe v. Palowsky, 554 So.2d 108 (La.Ct.App. (2d Cir.) 1989) Huston v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 800 S.W.2d 845 (Tex.1990) Leach, et al., v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, et al., 860 F.2d 1266 (5th Cir. 1988) Unites States v. Lemaire, 826 F.2d 387 (5th Cir. 1987) Matter of Brio Petroleum, Inc., Abilene National Bank v. Fina Supply, Inc., 800 F.2d 469 (5th Cir. 1986) Continental Savings Association v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, 762 F.2d 1239 (5th Cir. 1985) Beckham v. City Wide Air Conditioning Company, Inc., 695 S.W.2d 660 (Tex.App. Dallas 1985) Financial Universal Corporation v. Mercantile National Bank at Dallas, 683 S.W.2d 815 (Tex.App.Dallas 1984) Holly v. Cannady, 669 S.W.2d 381 (Tex.App. Dallas 1984) Delaporte v. Preston Square, Inc., 680 S.W.2d 561 (Tex.App. Dallas 1984) Matrix, Inc. v. Provident American Insurance Co., et al., 658 S.W.2d 665 (Tex.App. Dallas 1983) Huston v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, et al., 663 S.W.2d 126 (Tex.App. Eastland 1983)

Industry Groups

  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Office Location for Jeff Joyce

712 Main Street
Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77002

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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