Theresa M. Wanat

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Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Holland & Knight LLP
 | 1100 Louisiana St, Suite 4300
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-244-6877
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019, 2021
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. Ms. Wanat is a trial and arbitration attorney who focuses on litigation matters affecting a wide range of industries and involving various issues. She represents clients in the energy sector, including oil, gas and electric cooperatives; healthcare sector, including managed care and provider disputes; insurance industry; real estate sector; and the financial services industry. Ms. Wanat also is well-versed in providing significant personal injury defense.

    Ms. Wanat has significant litigation experience in state, federal and arbitration venues, where she handles matters for energy organizations, managed-care companies and Class 1 railroads. She also assists with industrial accidents and fatalities, including as an emergency responder; class action litigation; environmental remediation projects; residential and commercial adverse possession disputes; and insurance matters involving property and casualty disputes.

    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, the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, 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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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019, 2021

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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:

    • Arbitration or Litigation – Analyzing the Best Options for Dispute Resolution in Oil & Gas Matters, IMR Energyy & Risk Insurance Conference | February 26, 2019
    • Arbitration Clauses: Maximizing the Benefit of an Agreement to Arbitrate, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RAILROAD TRIAL COUNSEL / OCTOBER 29, 2019
    • Choose Your Own Dispute Resolution, Co- Author, Pratt's Energy Law Report, 2019
    • 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
    • Jury Selection for Capital Cases, Co-Editor and Researcher, Capital Cases Bench Book, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2008

    Educational Background:

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

    Phone: 713-244-6877

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    Last Updated: 10/8/2020

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