Jeffrey R. Elkin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

MouerHuston PLLC
 | 349 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 832-404-2978
Fax: 832-209-8158
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2017 - 2018, 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Media and Advertising (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jeffrey R. Elkin is an attorney at MouerHuston PLLC in Houston, Texas, where he practices business litigation, and advertising and media law, as well as general litigation. He represents clients throughout the Houston area, including business owners, corporate clients, directors and investors. His clients come from industries, including engineering, nonprofit media, private manufacturing, oil and gas, outdoor advertising, and real estate.

    In his more than 30 years as a lawyer, Mr. Elkin has litigated numerous cases involving First Amendment issues and the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute. Recognizing his successful career, Chambers USA listed him as a noted practitioner in general commercial litigation.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Elkin is active in the legal community. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association. He is the author of various articles for publications, including the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today and the Houston Business Journal.

    Mr. Elkin earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He holds a license to practice law in Texas and Colorado, as well as before all four federal district courts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

    Prior to joining MouerHuston PLLC, Mr. Elkin spent several years as a partner at another Houston-based law firm. While serving in this role, he spent three years in charge of the firm’s litigation practice group and was chairperson of the pro bono committee.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 60%Business Litigation
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 20%Media and Advertising
    Focus Areas

    Defamation, Libel, Slander

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2017 - 2018, 2020

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    About Jeffrey Elkin

    Admitted: 1987, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.mouerhuston.com/who-we-are/jeffrey-elkin/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation since 2009, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition in the area of Business Litigation in 2010, and Super Lawyers, Business Edition in 2011
    • Recognized by Chambers USA as a noted practitioner in the area of “Litigation: General Commercial in Texas”

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Northern Districts of Texas
    • United States District Courts for the Southern Districts of Texas
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • State Bar of Colorado, 2019
    • State Bar of Texas , 1987
    • Member, State Bar of Texas - Litigation Section Member, Houston Bar Association - Litigation Section Member, American Bar Association - Litigation Section, 2019

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • City Council member - City of Southside Place, Texas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Secured dismissal and recovered attorney’s fees and sanctions under Texas Anti-SLAPP statute of defamation and business disparagement claims asserted against consumer protection organization for its on-line publication of ratings and reports of plaintiff’s after-market car warranty business. , 2017
    • Won dismissal under Texas Anti-SLAPP statute of $15 million anti-trust and defamation claims asserted by home repair company in lawsuit against consumer protection entity over on-line publication of ratings and report.  The Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. v. John Moore Services, Inc., 500 S.W.3d 26 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2016, pet. denied). Won jury trial to award attorney’s fees and secured award of monetary sanctions under Texas Anti-SLAPP statute against home repair company.  John Moore Services, Inc. v. The Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, Inc., No. 01-14-00906, 2016 WL 3162206 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] June 2, 2016, no pet.)., 2016
    • Secured dismissal under section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) and the Texas Anti-SLAPP statute of defamation claims asserted against consumer protection organization client over on-line publication of “Scam Report.”, 2019

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    Newsletters:

    • Discussion of measures taken by board of directors of Lubby's in response to calls for change by activist shareholders., Refreshing the Board of Directors - Lessons from Lubby's Effort to Save the Lu Ann Platter with a Board Shakeup, Banking, Energy, Private Companies
    • Discussing recent conduct by Elon Musk that drew attention from the SEC., Elon Musk Tweets His Way Into SEC Crosshairs, Banking, Energy, Private Companies
    • Discussing topics and issues for boards of directors to consider in 2019., 2019 Outlook for Boards of Directors, Banking, Energy, Private Companies
    • Discussion of recent Texas Supreme Court decisions regarding fraud and disclaimer of reliance., Texas Supreme Court Again Reminds Businesses - Written Contracts Matter Above All, Banking, Energy, Private Companies

    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia -- B.A. (English/American Studies), 1983, 1983

    Industry Groups

    • Energy
    • Family Businesses
    • Membership Organizations
    • Outdoor Advertising.
    • Private Companies
    • Professional Services
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    Office Location for Jeffrey R. Elkin

    349 Heights Blvd
    Houston, TX 77007

    Phone: 832-404-2978

    Fax: 832-209-8158

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    Last Updated: 4/7/2020

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