Randall J. Poelma, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Doyen Sebesta Ltd. LLP
 | 450 Gears Rd., Suite 350
Houston, TX 77067
Phone: 713-580-8909
Fax: 713-580-8910
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A partner with Doyen Sebesta Ltd. LLP, Randall J. Poelma Jr. represents clients throughout the state of Texas, and through appropriate local procedures has been admitted to represent clients in many of the contiguous states. He focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation, but has also handled significant matters for clients across a wide-range of commercial transaction matters, corporate representation and consulting, construction, entity formation and organization, subrogation and recovery, insurance coverage, real estate, and transportation liability.

After earning a Bachelor of Administration in accounting from Texas A&M University in 2002, Mr. Poelma then attended South Texas College of Law. He graduated in 2005 with his Juris Doctor.

Over the years, Mr. Poelma has gained a wealth of experience working with foreign and domestic corporate clients and insurance carriers. Mr. Poelma has assisted many clients in reaching a settlement before trial and has handled litigation and transactional matters across a wide number of industries including construction, real estate, software as a service "SaaS", oil and gas, antiquities and retail. In addition, Mr. Poelma has successfully handled employment related matters including sexual harassment claims, violations of non-competition restrictions, and intellectual property matters.

Mr. Poelma handles a diverse range of transactional and litigation matters, but ensures he immerses himself in the subject matter to better serve his clients. For example, after working with numerous fire and explosion experts throughout the years, Mr. Poelma obtained his own certification as a fire and explosion investigator from the National Association of Fire Investigators to better understand the science.  The deeper understanding within the relevant field to his client's case strengthens the ability to achieve his clients' goals.  

Mr. Poelma is admitted to the following courts: all state courts within the State of Texas, all United States District Court's sitting within the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States District Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  

Community involvement is important to Mr. Poelma. He is a member of several associations including the Aggie Real Estate Network, the National Association of Fire Investigators, the Property Loss Research Bureau, the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Poelma has also been named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine every year for more than a decade.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%)

Real Estate (20%): Landlord/Tenant

Civil Litigation (20%)

Construction Litigation (10%): Construction Defects

Business/Corporate (10%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Focus Areas

Landlord/Tenant, Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 10 years

Rising Stars: 2010 - 2019

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About Randall Poelma, Jr.

Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.ds-lawyers.com/attorney/rpoelma.html

Honors/Awards:

  • With Honors, South Texas College of Law, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court of Appeals - Fith Circut
  • State Bar of Texas
  • The Woodlands Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Aggie Real Estate Network
  • National Associations of Fire Investigators
  • Property Loss Research Bureau

Representative Clients:

  • Innova Holdings, Inc. v. E.E. Reed Construction, L.P., et al.; In the 157th District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2010-24020
  • Harold Cody, et. al, v. Lone Star Pad Service, Inc., et al., 70-114-00742-04
  • Citgo Petroleum Corporation, et al. v. McDermott International Companies, Inc., et. al.; Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, 03-L 0109812
  • Lucy Hancock, et al. v. Barron Builders & Management Company, Inc.; In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Houston Division, 06-3888
  • Underwriters at Lloyds, et al v. Edmond, Deaton & Stephens Ins. Agency; In the 165th District Court of Harris County, Texas, 2005-34919

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Administration, Accounting, 2002

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Creditor's Rights
  • General Counsel
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Trucking/Transportation
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Office Location for Randall J. Poelma, Jr.

450 Gears Rd.
Suite 350
Houston, TX 77067

Phone: 713-580-8909

Fax: 713-580-8910

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Last Updated: 12/13/2018

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