Bradley E. Chambers

Email This Page  Print This Page Print PDF
Shareholder
1301 McKinney Street
Suite 3700
Houston, Texas 77010
T: 713.286.7193
F: 713.456.2770

 

Brad Chambers, office managing shareholder in Baker Donelson's Houston office, is a member of the Business Litigation Group. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, environmental and energy matters. His experience includes trial and appellate matters in both federal and state courts, including jurisdictions outside of Texas and the United States, representing a variety of business interests. Mr. Chambers has particular experience in handling non-typical, complex and high-risk mortgage servicing litigation.

Representative Matters

Environmental

  • Defended a mining company in Arkansas District Court against allegations of dioxin contamination, resulting in a commercially reasonable settlement.
  • Defended a Japanese chemical manufacturer in Texas District Court involving CERCLA and RCRA derivative actions for environmental damage and indemnity, result was a commercially reasonable settlement.
  • Lead counsel representing a depositor defendant in Texas District Court in a water contamination, landfill leeching case involving 1,500 plaintiffs in South Texas resulting in a nuisance value settlement.
  • Represented numerous employees of a corporation in a criminal investigation conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Represented environmental firm in the bid, negotiation and deconstruction of an abandoned power generating facility.

Energy

  • Successfully defended an oilfield product supplier of tubular goods in Texas District Court jury trial in which an exploration and production company alleged product liability, damage to the reservoir and lost profits in a gas well.
  • Received defense verdict for oilfield service company in a Texas District Court product liability jury trial alleging pipeline damage as the result of an additive to a crude oil pipeline.
  • Defended an oil field service company in Texas District Court jury trial against allegations of breach of contract for reworking services and well damage; result was a take nothing judgment in favor of the client.
  • Prosecutor in London-based arbitration for an offshore drilling company in a multi-national dispute involving drill pipe and product enhancements, which resulted in award for client. 
  • Prosecuted commercial action regarding the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility which resulted in a judgment against the developer in excess of $2 million.

Commercial

  • Defended a professional engineering firm in Texas District Court in a design defect case against a Texas municipality for design defects in a water and sewage treatment facility resulting in a nuisance value settlement.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed corporation in an acquisition dispute with the principals of the acquired company resulting in a nuisance value settlement.
  • Defended a professional engineering firm in Texas District Court in drainage dispute with home owners association and a Texas municipality in trial, resulting in a take nothing judgment on behalf of the client.
  • Defended a professional engineering firm in Texas District Court in a design defect and, professional negligence action against a real estate developer, resulting in a jury verdict on behalf of the client.
  • Successfully prosecuted a coverage claim for an exploration and production company regarding the loss of well control insurance.
  • Defended numerous Lloyd's of London syndicates in an international insurance coverage matter in trial in Texas District Court.

Business

  • Serve as outside general counsel for nonprofit and for-profit entities.
  • Provided counsel to Fortune 500 officers regarding Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and investigations.
  • Provided counsel on Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) investigation on behalf of a NYSE-listed corporation.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed corporation in an acquisition dispute with the principals of the acquired company resulting in a nuisance value settlement. 

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Member – Houston and Texas Bar Associations
  • Named – Houston Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine (2011, 2012)
  • Named – Texas Rising Star in Law & Politics, Key Professional Media, Inc. (2006 – 2010)
  • Advisory Board Member – Institute for Energy Law

Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1997
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 1993