Randall J. Poelma, Jr.

Top rated Construction Litigation attorney in Houston, Texas

Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP
Randall J. Poelma, Jr.
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP

Practice Areas: Construction Litigation, Business & Corporate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2006

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020

Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP

16945 Northchase Dr
Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77060 Visit website

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Randall J. Poelma Jr. is a partner at Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP, in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas. He works out of the Houston office, assisting clients in the metro area with legal matters involving:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Real estate
  • Professional liability
  • Product liability
  • Maritime/admiralty issues
  • Personal injuries
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Contractual issues

Receiving his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 2002, Mr. Poelma studied law at the South Texas College of Law Houston, where he was a dean’s merit scholar student. He graduated cum laude in 2005 and was admitted to practice law the following year in Texas, and later, in Arizona. His other court admissions include all the federal courts in Texas, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

The National Trial Lawyers have added Mr. Poelma to the Top 40 Under 40 list and the National Academy of Jurisprudence has listed him in the Premier 100 Civil Trial Attorneys. He has an “Excellent” rating on Avvo, for his litigation skills and vast legal acumen. In addition, the National Association of Fire Investigators have recognized him as a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator.

Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Poelma is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and The Woodlands Bar Association. He also maintains affiliations with the National Association of Subrogation Professionals, the Property Loss Research Bureau and the Aggie Real Estate Network.

Practice areas

Construction Litigation: Business, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business, Business Litigation, General Litigation

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Construction Defects, Contracts, Limited Liability Companies, Litigation, Non-Compete Agreements, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Trade Secret

  • 30% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% Business Litigation
  • 10% General Litigation

First Admitted: 2006, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.ds-lawyers.com/randall-j-poelma.html

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Aggie Real Estate Network
  • National Associations of Fire Investigators
  • Property Loss Research Bureau
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator (CFEI), National Association of Fire Investigators
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Citgo Petroleum Corporation, et al. v. McDermott International Companies, Inc., et. al.
  • Harold Cody, et. al, v. Lone Star Pad Service, Inc., et al
  • Underwriters at Lloyds, et al v. Edmond, Deaton & Stephens Ins. Agency
  • Lucy Hancock, et al. v. Barron Builders & Management Company, Inc.  Represented defendant against allegations of sexual harassment and employment violations.  Obtained summary judgment on all claims and causes of action, and upheld judgment in US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.  , 2007
  • Innova Holdings, Inc. v. E.E. Reed Construction, L.P., et al. Represented defendant against construction defect allegations resulting from hurricane damage to Plaintiff's manufacturing facility, and secured summary judgment for Defendant as to all claims and causes of action.  Settled on appeal.  , 2012
  • Accruent, Inc. vs. Lucernex, Inc.  Represented defendant against allegations of misappropriation of trade secrets under the common law and the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act, tortious interference, and unfair competition.  Obtained summary judgment on all claims asserted by plaintiff. , 2016
  • David Carnahan vs. V. Robert Fisher, Cause No. 20-06-06973; In the 284th Judicial District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. Represented Plaintiff, David Carnahan, in a breach of contract action to enforce a prior settlement.  Unanimous jury verdict returned in favor of client. Verdict affirmed on appeal in 2023. , 2021
Educational Background:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas A&M University, Bachelor of Administration in Accounting, 2002
Honors/Awards:
  • With Honors, South Texas College of Law, 2005
  • Texas Rising Star honors as presented by Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazine, 2010 - 2020
  • Premier 100 Civil Trial Attorney, National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2015 - 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014 - 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Texas, 2006
  • State Bar of Arizona, 2020
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court of Appeals - Fith Circut
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals
  • The Woodlands Bar Association
Transactions:
  • Represented purchaser in asset purchase of an emerging biologics company.  , 2019
  • Represented real estate developer in acquisition of real property, financing negotiations and structuring, and development of single family rental community. , 2021
  • Represented seller in asset sale of national demolition and abatement company to private equity group.  , 2021
  • Represented Seller in successful stock sale of environmental testing and consulting services company. , 2022
  • Represented biologics company as seller in successful merger with publicly traded acquiror for purchase price of $65mm, and potential carried interests of an additional $70mm.  , 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Creditor's Rights
  • General Counsel
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Trucking/Transportation

Office location for Randall J. Poelma, Jr.

16945 Northchase Dr
Suite 1400
Houston, TX 77060

Phone: 713-580-8909

Selections

11 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2020

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