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Eddy L. De Los Santos

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Houston
T: 713.286.7180
F: 713.456.2879

Eddy De Los Santos practices a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, construction law, toxic tort, product liability, personal injury, transportation, real estate, commercial collections, subrogation and general business law in both federal and state courts.

Featured Experience

Provided trial and appellate counsel on a case involving violations of Chapter 5 of the Texas Property Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), breach of contract and fraud.

Provided appellate counsel regarding an adverse judgment for the breach of a guaranty agreement.
Represented an international chemical company in a product liability and warranty action.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. De Los Santos practices a wide variety of litigation, including commercial litigation, construction law, toxic tort, product liability, personal injury, transportation, real estate, commercial collections, subrogation and general business law in both federal and state courts.

His experience also includes representation of national and international insurance companies and adjusters in first-party property claims throughout Texas related to bad faith allegations, statutory violations, and coverage issues. Mr. De Los Santos is fluent in Spanish.

Representative Matters
  • Provided trial and appellate counsel on a case involving violations of Chapter 5 of the Texas Property Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act (DTPA), breach of contract and fraud.

  • Provided appellate counsel regarding an adverse judgment for the breach of a guaranty agreement.
  • Represented an international chemical company in a product liability and warranty action.
  • Provided representation for three national companies in asbestos toxic tort litigation.
  • Defended a welding products manufacturer in toxic tort cases involving claimed exposure to welding fumes, including a case with more than 300 plaintiffs.
  • Represented a multi-national pipeline service company in litigation and transactional matters.
  • Represented a national manufacturer of meters and systems for the electricity, gas, water and heat markets in toxic tort litigation.
  • Represented a national real estate investment and development company in toxic tort litigation.
  • Represented an international paper and packaging company in premises liability and personal injury litigation.
  • Represent international and national insurance companies in commercial litigation.
  • Represented a national real estate management company in commercial litigation.
  • Represented a national commercial vehicle rental company in premises liability and personal injury litigation.

  • Represented a national bank in commercial litigation.
  • Represented the largest independent tire distributor in transportation litigation.
  • Represented several real estate management companies in litigation and transactional matters.
  • Represented a health care company in commercial litigation.
  • Represented medical device and pharmaceutical companies in personal injury litigation.
  • Represented a general contractor in construction defect litigation.
  • Advised a health care-related business on contract disputes.

  • Represented a national grocery store chain in litigation and transactional matters.
  • Represented a national rental company in numerous insurance subrogation and collection matters.
  • Represented a national insurance carrier in personal injury litigation.
  • Represented a ship-breaking company in wrongful death and personal injury actions.

  • Represented a national galvanizing company and a marine and transportation equipment manufacturer in collection disputes.

  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts on behalf of a real estate development company.
  • Represented a commercial and residential renewable energy company in trademark, copyright, contract and collection matters.

  • Facilitated the formation of a domestic joint venture between a U.S. renewable energy company and an international renewable energy company, and drafted the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and other service/project contracts.

  • Drafted, reviewed and negotiated contracts on behalf of a national renewable energy company.
  • Represented a multi-national biomedical science company in lease review.

  • Drafted, negotiated and reviewed contracts on behalf of a restaurant and hospitality product supplier.
  • Represented several national insurance companies in numerous subrogation matters.
  • Represented a retail client in commercial easement review.

  • Represented a film production company in a dispute over a distribution agreement.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – Texas Bar Association
  • Member – Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Child Advocate guardian ad litem (2001 – present)
  • Board Member – Child Advocates, Inc. (2008 – present)
  • Legal Counsel – Child Advocates, Inc. (2011 – present)
  • Member – 2016 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
  • Named a Houston Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine in Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort/Toxic Tort (2014 – 2017)
  • Named "40 Under 40" by the Houston Business Journal (2013)
  • Named a Houston Top Lawyer by H Texas Magazine – Commercial Litigation (2012)
  • Recipient – Houston Pro Bono Award (2012)
  • Recipient – Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Local Hero Award (2009)
Speaking Engagements

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A.-MGMT, 1995

Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, 2011

Languages

  • Spanish

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