Wesley G. Lotz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Fulkerson Lotz LLP
 | 4511 Yoakum Blvd, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77006
Phone: 713-654-5830
Fax: 713-654-5801
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

As partner at Fulkerson Lotz LLP, Wesley G. Lotz handles legal matters of business litigation, contract disputes, business torts, entertainment law, intellectual property disputes, and oil and gas disputes. A Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and named as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers in Business & Civil Litigation by H Texas Magazine, he has worked extensively with those in the health care sector and oilfield services.

Mr. Lotz attended Wake Forest University and graduated magna cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts. At Baylor Law School in 2004, he graduated summa cum laude and second in his class with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was senior executive editor of Baylor Law Review. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to practice in the state of Texas, Mr. Lotz represents clients throughout the United States. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. In 2019, Mr. Lotz was named to the nominating committee for the Texas Bar Foundation, and he is a former co-chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Lawyers Against Waste committee.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Civil Litigation
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Restraining Order

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2017 - 2018

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About Wesley Lotz

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.fulkersonlotz.com/about/wesley-g-lotz/

Honors/Awards:

  • AV-Pre-Eminent Rating, by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review
  • Super Lawyers® – SuperLawyers 2019 and Texas Rising Stars 2008, 2009, 2017 and 2018 a Thomson Reuters service
  • “Top Lawyer” in Houstonia Magazine‘s Top Lawyers (2016, 2017)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow (2018)
  • H Texas Magazine “Houston’s Top Lawyers” in Business & Civil Litigation (2014 – 2019) 
  • Recognized in 40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal (class of 2014), 40 Under 40, Houston Business Journal, 2014
  • Second Speaker and Top Seed at National Debate Tournament, Wake Forest University
  • Wake Forest Debate Team, Wake Forest University
  • Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement, Wake Forest University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Nominating Committee, 2019
  • Houston Bar Association
  • HBA Speakers Bureau Committee, 2016 – 2017
  • HBA Lawyers Against Waste Committee, Co-Chair, 2015
  • Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Commitee, 2019
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • State of Texas
  • HBA Speakers Bureau Panel Member, 2017
  • Chair of the Houston Bar Association Lawyers Against Waste Committee, 2015

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Smart Apps for the Mobile Texas Lawyer.” HBA Law Practice Management Section. December 3, 2015
  • Avoiding (Or Winning) Trade Secret Disputes: Best Practices for Employers and Employees, Driven (2018)
  • Good Habits and Bad Habits: The Recycling of Competitive Debaters into Trial Lawyers, University of Houston Law Review (2013)
  • Speaker, Smart Apps for the Mobile Texas Lawyer, HBA Law Practice Management Section, Speaker, Smart Apps for the Mobile Texas Lawyer, HBA Law Practice Management Section, 2015
  • What the Law Giveth the Law Taketh Away, Securities Litigation and the Jury of the 21st Century, Voir Dire Magazine, a publication of The American Board of Trial Advocates (Summer 2004)
  • Presentation to Association of Corporate Counsel, Presenter, Using Decision Tree Analysis to Manage Litigation, 2017
  • Presentation for Driven eDiscovery Speaker Series regarding best practices for written confidentiality agreements, computer access policies, marking documents confidential, exit interviews, severance agreements, the intersection of trade secrets versus patents, forensic imaging of devices, cease and desist letters, and other frequent issues in trade secret litigation, Speaker, Avoiding (or winning) trade secrets disputes: best practices for employers and employees, Driven eDiscovery Speaker Series, 2019
  • Author, Good Habits and Bad Habits: The Recycling of Competitive Debaters into Trial Lawyers, University of Houston Law Review (2013)., Author, Good Habits and Bad Habits: The Recycling of Competitive Debaters into Trial Lawyers,, Univ. of Houston Law Review, 2013
  • Co-Author, What the Law Giveth the Law Taketh Away, Securities Litigation and the Jury of the 21st Century, Voir Dire Magazine, a publication of The American Board of Trial Advocates (Summer 2004), Author, What the Law Giveth the Law Taketh Away, Securities Litigation and the Jury of the 21st Century, Voir Dire Magazine, AMERICAN BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCATES, 2004
  • Presentation to Association of Corporate Counsel - Houston, Speaker, SLAPPed and Sanctioned: The Heavy Hand of the Texas Citizens Participation Act, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Tovar, et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation, et al. (2008)
  • Thurmond v. City of Houston (2011-2013)
  • Nevarez, et al. v. Dragon Industries, Inc., et al. (2010)
  • In re Gao (2014-2015)
  • Wang, et al. v. Gao, et al. (2010-2014)
  • Moritz, et al. v. Raymond James Financial, Inc., et al. (2005-2007)
  • Jambalaya Holdings, Inc. v. Johnson, et al (2012-2013)
  • Mobil Natural Gas, Inc. v. DETMI Management Inc., et al. (2005-2006)
  • Peterson v. Houston Petroleum Company (2010-2011)
  • DQ Holdings, LLC v. Microcosm, Inc. (2009)
  • Thuesen, et al. v. Gupta, et al. (2007-2009)
  • Eustace v. Key Energy Services, Inc. (2005-2007)
  • Byerlotzer v. Key Energy Services, Inc. (2008-2009)
  • Scientific Drilling International v. Gyrodata Inc. (2006-2009)
  • Dell v. R.A. Miller (2013)
  • Shoop v. Box Builders LLC (2017-2018)
  • Caitlin McKee v. D.R. Horton (2017-2018)
  • KS2 Technologies, Inc. v. Design Tech Homes, LP v. Oracle Corporation, et al. (2009-2010)
  • Total Separation Solutions, LLC v. Frick, et al. (2007-2009)
  • FMC Technologies, Inc. v. Frac Tech Services, Ltd. (2010-2012)
  • Gyrodata v. Aleman (2012-2013)
  • Cheetah Gas Co., Ltd. v. Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P., et al.(2008-2009)
  • Petrello v. Prucka, et al. (2010-2014)
  • Gyrodata Inc. v. Atlantic Inertial Systems, et al. (2008-2012)
  • Roberto Cabrera, et al a v. AmeriGas Propane LP. (2017-2019)
  • Caseta Sellers v. Telvent (2011-2013)
  • Pete Altimore, et al vs. USCA Securities, LLC, US Capital Advisors LLC and USCA RIA, LLC (2013-2014)
  • DF Vimarc, Inc. v. Vimarc, Inc., et al (2015)
  • Longnecker v. Henke (2015)
  • Jucht v. AmeriGas Propane LP.  (2019)
  • APS v. Terves (2015)
  • Jesse Hernandez v. One Step Diagnostic. (2016-2019)
  • Robertson v. Star Orthodontic PLLC. (2019)
  • Michael Jones v. American Council on Exercise
  • Steven King v. McNabb Equipment Services LLC. (2018-2019)
  • Rashid Salahian v. Momentum Engineering Inc. (2019)
  • VLS Alabama LLC v. Cemex Southeast LLC. (2019)
  • ABC v. MNI (2014-2019)
  • Quest v. Cokebusters (2014-2020)

Educational Background:

  • Wake Forest University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2001, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Memorial High School

Industry Groups

  • Energy Industry; Oil and Gas Services; Healthcare Industry; Technology; Service Industry
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Office Location for Wesley G. Lotz

4511 Yoakum Blvd
Suite 200
Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-654-5830

Fax: 713-654-5801

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