Commercial Litigation

Approximately one-third of our practice involves commercial litigation.  We have performed analysis of lost profits for attorney representing both Defendants and Plaintiffs in over 200 cases involving construction defects, breach of contract, damage to commercial property, defective products, theft of intellectual property, patent infringement, legal malpractice, lender liability, and insurance company bad faith.  Damage estimates (for one side or the other) ranges from tens of thousands to tens of millions of dollars.

Experience in the areas of:

  • Petroleum Production
    • Refining
  • Oil field services
    • Drilling and workover
    • Hauling
    • Offshore supply
  • Vehicle
    • Commercial trucking
    • Vehicle dealerships
    • Commercial truck repair
  • Real estate
    • Festival markets
    • Damage to property values
  • Industrial distribution
  • Insurance agencies
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical and related services
    • Rehabilitation hospital
    • Medical and dental offices
    • Radiology
  • Agriculture
    • Custom harvesting
    • Cotton production
    • Hog farming
    • Bird farming
  • Many others (if you have special requirements, please inquire)

Dr. Horner’s background includes hands-on business experience:

  • Executive Vice President, Oil Field Equipment Company, 10 years

Chief Financial Officer of 55 employee firm selling oil field equipment and supplies to the oil and gas field services industry, with responsibilities covering asset management, credit, inventory, personnel, risk management

  • Special Administrative Assistant to Chairman of the Board, IBM Corporation, 1 year

Internship program, with numerous special assignments, involving budgeting cycle, personnel management, industry sales evaluation, design of internship program for the future

  • Owner of commercial real estate, 14 years as owner-operator of office warehouse space for industrial tenants.Part owner of Saathoff Reps, Inc., 3 years, a firm representing several manufactures of oil field equipment, cleansing supplies, and paint products