Theresa M. Wanat

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Holland & Knight LLP
 | 1100 Louisiana St, Suite 4300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-821-7000
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation
Attorney Profile

Theresa M. Wanat brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the litigation practice section of the Houston, Texas, office of the international law firm Holland & Knight LLP. Providing representation to clients throughout the area, she handles general business disputes, personal injury and wrongful death defense, residential and commercial property adverse possession claims, and the defense of insurers involved in coverage litigation.

Included among Ms. Wanat's notable achievements during her career is the assistance she provided in the settlement of a potential liability claim against a subcontractor in connection with a Gulf Coast oil spill. Her knowledge of applicable law allowed her to aid another client in the interpretation of a multimillion dollar blended finite risk insurance policy.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Michigan where she received a Bachelor of Arts with honors, Ms. Wanat pursued her legal education at the University of Houston Law Center and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2010. She is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts and holds memberships in the Houston Bar Association, the Houston Young Lawyers Association and Texas Women Lawyers. Ms. Wanat serves as a member of the board of directors of Achieve Fort Bend County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing high school dropout rates and to providing opportunities for individuals without diplomas.

A published author, Ms. Wanat was the co-writer of an article on judgment appeal strategy for The Houston Lawyer, the bi-monthly publication of the Houston Bar Association. While in law school, she also served as an editor and researcher of Capital Cases Bench Book, a resource designed to assist capital murder case trial court judges.

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General Litigation (100%): Litigation

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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About Theresa Wanat

Admitted: 2010, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Women Lawyers
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ACHIEVE Fort Bend County, Board Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Jury Selection for Capital Cases, Co-Editor and Researcher, Capital Cases Bench Book, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2008
  • Be Careful What You Ask For: The Danger of Asking a Court to Enter a Judgment that You Will Appeal, Co- Author, The Houston Lawyer, 2009

Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., with honors
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1100 Louisiana St
Suite 4300
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-821-7000


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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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