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MauriceMaurice Owens | Partner

Ph: 214.741.2288

Maurice Owens graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1990 with a degree in engineering. He spent the next six years in the Air Force, working as an aerospace engineer in weapons acquisition and operational testing, obtaining the rank of Captain. In 1999, Mr. Owens graduated from Yale Law School.

Following graduation, Mr. Owens clerked for United States District Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, then the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Owens then honed his litigation skills as a litigation associate at the international law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Hunton & Williams LLP. During that tenure, Mr. Owens gained experience in complex commercial litigation, constitutional litigation, as well as general litigation and appeals in federal courts, state courts, and arbitrations. Mr. Owens continues this same trial practice at Owens Hervey, finding particular interest in solving complicated legal issues with novel strategies and theories.

Mr. Owens’ most recent matters include:

  • Defended a French company sued in the Northern District of Texas arising out of a distributorship agreement in France;

  • Defended a company from a claim that it failed to invent;

  • Defended an oil and gas lessee over a claim that the operator failed to produce in paying quantities;

  • Defended an electric utility company from claims arising in tort, as well as from an antitrust claim under the Sherman act;

  • Defended corporate directors in a derivative litigation suit;

  • Defended a corporation on claims of misappropriation of trade secrets; and

  • Defended a railroad company on the basis of federal preemption of state law.

B.S. Engineering Sciences, United States Air Force Academy 1990
J.D., Yale Law School 1999

Law Clerk, Chief Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Hunton & Williams, LLP

State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by the Texas Lawyer Magazine

Texas state courts
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas