Sven Stricker
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Sven Stricker

When you get down to it, legal problems are human problems. One of the most important things I do is listen to and learn from our clients. This approach allows me to navigate a client through any legal dispute efficiently, with a keen eye to the effect on the client’s business.

Litigator Sven Stricker advocates for clients in state and federal courts, primarily serving Texas-based individuals and organizations. He handles a wide variety of commercial litigation and other matters through trial, arbitration, and the appellate process, including construction and real estate litigation, employment litigation, broker-dealer disputes, insurance coverage, and patent litigation.

Sven finds it satisfying to help clients across various industries. He places a premium on being mentally flexible, creative, and a quick study. With an educational background in data, statistics, and economics, Sven uses his “hyper analytical” mind to make quick yet thorough assessments in pressure-filled environments.

Because clear and frequent communication serves as an essential component of legal success, Sven checks in frequently with clients at every stage to ensure cases stay on track and move forward successfully.

Prior to joining the firm, Sven gained valuable first-hand insight into the litigation process when he interned for Chief Judge Barbara Lynn at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, Texas.

Significant Matters

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully settled and received full amount demanded for electricity distribution client involving claim for breach of contract against electricity generation company
  • Represented condo association, asserting claims against various contractors for negligence on a large-scale restoration project
  • Represented transportation client in a declaratory judgment concerning its rights under a maritime insurance contract
  • Successfully defended logistics company, settling claims for alleged broker/carrier negligence

Environmental Litigation

  • Defended international client in a Clean Water Act “citizen suit” in the Southern District of Texas, in which a nine-figure damage model was alleged
  • Assisted in drafting evidentiary motions, bench briefs, and post-trial briefings, including proposed findings of fact and proposed conclusions of law
  • Conducted depositions and cross-examined fact witnesses at liability trial

Patent Litigation

  • Defended Fortune 50 clients in the Western District of Texas, in proceedings involving the alleged infringement of patents for microprocessor functionality and software functionality
  • Defended international client in trade secret dispute in the Western District of Texas

Public Law & Administrative Litigation

  • Represented client with state agency contract in Travis County lawsuit involving financial audits and their legitimacy under relevant Texas statute
  • Advised client concerning state reimbursements for tax receipts for international sporting event
  • Managed energy client’s relationship with the Texas Attorney General’s Office

Areas of Focus

Education

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D., 2018)
    • The Review of Litigation, Symposium Editor
  • Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany (Ad Hoc Study Abroad, Fall 2017)
    • Moot Court: Investor-State Investment ICSID Arbitration Moot
  • University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A., Economics, summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Honors: First in Class; Joan McCrea Merit Scholar in Economic Studies; Dean’s List 2012–14

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2018
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District, Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Leadership

  • Member, Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • University of Texas at Arlington, Pre-Law Center Mentoring Program
  • Member, Austin Film Society

Speeches/Publications

  • Author, Certificates of Merit: A Litigator’s Guide to Statutory Deconstruction, 38 Rev. Litig. 133 (2018)

Outside of Work

Sven enjoys tennis and golf. He has also played the piano since childhood. Sven was born in Germany, still speaks German, and enjoys returning there for family visits. In fact, he spent his third year of law school there.