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 the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer. 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 PLLC, finding particular interest in solving complicated legal issues with novel strategies and theories.
Mr. Owens’ most recent matters:
Successfully represented an endowment in a breach of fiduciary duty case against its investment advisors claiming unsuitable investments.
Defended a corporate owner in business divorce from former partners.
Defended an electric utility company from claims arising in tort.
Defended a corporation in suit by its former President claiming breach of contract.
Defended a corporation in suits prosecuted by vendors claiming breach of commercial contracts.
Successfully represented a truck driver severely injured on a loading dock.
Successfully represented a nonprofit corporation in a declaratory judgment action claiming an ingress/egress easement did not exist.
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