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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: 713-654-5800
Fax: 713-654-5801
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2017 - 2018
Licensed in Texas Since: 2004
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense, General Litigation
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Fulkerson Lotz LLP, Wesley G. Lotz handles business litigation and arbitrations, including contract disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, intellectual property litigation, patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright cases, oil and gas disputes, employment litigation, manufacturing litigation, and investigation of industrial accidents. Mr. Lotz works with business clients and executives in the oilfield services and health care sector, handling litigation for plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Lotz graduated from Wake Forest University, magna cum laude, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School in 2004, summa cum laude, and second in his class. While in law school, Mr. Lotz was the senior executive editor of Baylor Law Review. For his legal ability and high ethical standards, 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 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 Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and Western District of Texas.

Mr. Lotz is a member of the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Lotz served on the nominating committee for the Texas Bar Foundation, and was a 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%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

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

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009, 2017 - 2018

About Wesley G. Lotz

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

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

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)

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

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

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: 713-654-5800

Fax: 713-654-5801

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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