Lance Currie grew up working on his family’s 100-year-old ranch in Paint Rock, Texas where he developed a love of history and learned the benefits of hard work and loyalty—values that define his practice today.
Lance wants to see businesses succeed. Sometimes that means helping businesses through difficult situations involving litigation. Sometimes that means advising clients on how to avoid disputes before they arise. And sometimes that means connecting businesses to the tools they need to get the deal done. Through hard work, he is dedicated to finding solutions for clients in and out of litigation to maximize success.
Lance primarily represents clients in the construction industry, building on the lessons he learned working for his father who is a home builder and developer. He represents owners and contractors in many types of construction disputes, and his cases often involve multiple parties that require significant creativity to resolve or litigate. By recognizing all parties want to build successful projects, he works to find ways to keep projects moving, get projects repaired, and resolve disputes with the end goal in mind.
Lance has also extensively represented broker-dealers and registered representatives in the securities industry. And he has also done significant corporate governance work, representing directors and officers or assisting investigative committees. Beyond construction and securities, Lance also represents clients in the oil and gas, real estate, healthcare, transportation, and telecommunications industries.
When trying cases, Lance focuses on telling his clients’ stories in ways juries can understand. Lance strives to think outside the box and discover nuances others may have overlooked. He builds a connection with a jury based on his significant courtroom experience and relies on being an incredibly well-prepared and determined advocate to find the best solution he can for his clients.
Won take-nothing jury verdict for telecommunications company in real estate dispute.
Represented owner of large multi-family development pursuing multi-million dollar claims for construction defects. Lance managed the day-to-day operation of the litigation to a successful result.
Defended broker-dealer from defamation claims brought by former investment banker terminated for violating firm policy. Lance handled all aspects of the one-week arbitration, resulting in no monetary recovery and the investment banker paying Lance’s client on counterclaims.
Represented subcontractor in two complex litigations involving a water treatment plant. Lance manages the day-to-day operation of one lawsuit. His work on the other included preparing the trial team, drafting court filings, and researching complex issues.
Participated in successful representation of an investment firm in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit defending against various allegations including racketeering, civil conspiracy, tortious interference, and defamation. Lance’s work included drafting in part the dispositive motions that led to dismissal of the case at trial; coordinating third-party productions and discovery, both nationally and internationally; motion practice and participating in extensive hearings regarding discovery; taking multiple depositions; and serving as a member of the trial team in preparation for a multi-month trial.
Aided in the representation of outside directors during an SEC investigation concerning a former NYSE company. Lance’s work included extensive witness preparation and presence during interviews with SEC staff as well as the management of confidential document productions.
Assisted in the representation of international broker-dealer in dispute with former banker. Lance’s work on the trial team for the two-week arbitration included preparing witnesses, examining and cross-examining witnesses, and drafting trial briefs. Prior to arbitration, Lance handled day-to-day discovery and pretrial issues and drafted necessary filings.
Involved in the representation of a major airline in dispute with contractor. Lance’s work included extensive pretrial briefing and preparing for a multi-week trial. The case settled on the eve of trial after our client prevailed on numerous pretrial motions.
Aided in the representation of directors and managers facing negligent misrepresentation claims related to a transaction involving a rehabilitation hospital, which required understanding complex health care accounting issues. Lance’s work included drafting court filings, participating in depositions, and addressing discovery related issues.
Assisted in representation of attorney facing allegations of conspiring to violate the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. Lance managed the case day-to-day; his work included motion practice and preparing for trial.
In pro bono matters, Lance successfully represented a man seeking asylum from Uganda and a mother in a divorce bench trial involving allegations of child abuse by the father.
Co-Author, The Trump Transition: Consequences for Securities and Financial Regulations, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, (2017 Issue One).
Co-Presenter, Commercial Leases – Understanding Your Current Lease and Negotiating the Next, Carrington Coleman Webinar, June 2016.
Co-Presenter, Top 10 Construction Contract Clauses – Drafting Pitfalls: How to Avoid Them and What Happens if You Don’t, Carrington Coleman Webinar (February 2016).
Author, Don’t Tell Anyone! (Except The SEC), Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter, 2015 Issue Two.
Co-Author, Professional Liability, SMU Law Rev. (2015).
Author, Elizondo v. Krist: Proving Malpractice Damages for Inadequate Settlement in Texas Requires Expert Testimony and an Actual Comparison to Other Settlements, LPL eAdvisory, ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (October 2013).
Course Director, Federal Court Practice CLE (2012 & 2013).
Co-Author, Does the Punishment Fit the Crime? The Struggle to Craft Remedies in Shareholder Oppression Cases, Texas Bar CLE: Damages in Civil Litigation (March 2013).
Co-Author, Professional Liability, 62 SMU L. Rev. 469 (2011).
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
University of Texas
Order of the Coif
Texas Law Review, 2006-08; Associate Editor, 2007-08
Assault & Flattery 2006-08, Director 2007-08
Law Clerk to the Honorable George P. Kazen, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2008-09.
Young Professionals of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
– Chair, 2016
Howard Payne University
– Trustee, 2016-18
Texas Young Lawyers Association
– Director, 2011-15
– President’s Award of Merit, 2013-14
– President’s Award of Merit, 2014-15
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
– Director, 2011-15
– Co-Chair of Equal Access to Justice Committee
Dallas Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Second Thought Theatre
– Founder and Board Member
– Past Board President
Named to Texas Rising Stars list, as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2014-16.