Chad Flores
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Chad Flores

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Chad Flores is an appellate specialist. He is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and for six years running, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers has named him a “Rising Star” in appellate law.  Recently, he argued a Fifth Circuit appeal concerning statutes of limitation in the field of insurance law and a Texas Supreme Court appeal concerning the political question doctrine’s application to overseas military operations. 

Chad also provides strategic counseling in anticipation of appeal.  He handles jury charges and post-trial briefing, and designs long-term litigation strategies at the inception of particularly complex matters.  In this capacity, he recently briefed and argued a commercial client’s federal Constitutional challenge to state economic regulations.

Before joining the Firm, Chad clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Texas.  He maintains an active pro bono practice at all levels of the appellate system and is a continuing legal education presenter.

Related Practices

Freeman v. American K-9, No. 15-0932 (Tex. 2017)

Levinson Alcoser Assocs., L.P. v. El Pistolon II, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. 2017)

Gallier v. Woodbury Fin. Servs., Inc., No. 16-20638 (5th Cir. 2017)

BH Contractors, LLC v. Helix Energy Sols. Group, Inc., No. 14-15-01035-CV, 2017 WL 3611887 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2017)

Collins v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, 254 F. Supp. 3d 841 (S.D. Tex. 2017)

Ineos USA, LLC v. Elmgren, 505 S.W.3d 555 (Tex. 2016)

Roger v. Mumme, No. 13-13-00481-CV, 2016 WL 2955902 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2016)

Owens v. Jastrow, 789 F.3d 529 (5th Cir. 2015)

U.S. ex rel. Ligai v. ESCO Technologies, Inc., 611 Fed. Appx. 219 (5th Cir. 2015)

McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. v. Phoenix Insurance Co., 477 S.W.3d 786 (Tex. 2015)

Glassell Producing Co. v. Jared Res., Ltd., 422 S.W.3d 68 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2014)

Alejos v. VIA Metro. Advanced Transp. Dist., 433 S.W.3d 112 (Tex. App.—Austin 2014)

In re Seneca Res. Corp., No. 01-14-00587-CV, 2014 WL 4936775  (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014)

Meritage Homes of Texas, L.L.C. v. Ruan, No. 05-13-00831-CV, 2014 WL 4558772 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014)

Prime Income Asset Mgmt., Inc. v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Inv. Services of Texas, Inc., No. 01-13-00020-CV, 2014 WL 7473801 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014)

McManaway v. KBR, Inc., No. 12-20763, 2013 WL 8359992  (5th Cir. 2013)

Tricon Energy Ltd. v. Vinmar Int'l, Ltd., 718 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2013)

Callahan v. Gulf Logistics, L.L.C., 456 Fed. Appx. 385 (5th Cir. 2011)

Drapela v. United States, 419 F. App'x 500 (5th Cir. 2011)

Representative Experience

Freeman v. American K-9, No. 15-0932 (Tex. 2017)

Levinson Alcoser Assocs., L.P. v. El Pistolon II, Ltd., 513 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. 2017)

Gallier v. Woodbury Fin. Servs., Inc., No. 16-20638 (5th Cir. 2017)

BH Contractors, LLC v. Helix Energy Sols. Group, Inc., No. 14-15-01035-CV, 2017 WL 3611887 (Tex. App.—Houston [14th Dist.] 2017)

Collins v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, 254 F. Supp. 3d 841 (S.D. Tex. 2017)

Ineos USA, LLC v. Elmgren, 505 S.W.3d 555 (Tex. 2016)

Roger v. Mumme, No. 13-13-00481-CV, 2016 WL 2955902 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi 2016)

Owens v. Jastrow, 789 F.3d 529 (5th Cir. 2015)

U.S. ex rel. Ligai v. ESCO Technologies, Inc., 611 Fed. Appx. 219 (5th Cir. 2015)

McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corp. v. Phoenix Insurance Co., 477 S.W.3d 786 (Tex. 2015)

Glassell Producing Co. v. Jared Res., Ltd., 422 S.W.3d 68 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2014)

Alejos v. VIA Metro. Advanced Transp. Dist., 433 S.W.3d 112 (Tex. App.—Austin 2014)

In re Seneca Res. Corp., No. 01-14-00587-CV, 2014 WL 4936775  (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014)

Meritage Homes of Texas, L.L.C. v. Ruan, No. 05-13-00831-CV, 2014 WL 4558772 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014)

Prime Income Asset Mgmt., Inc. v. Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Inv. Services of Texas, Inc., No. 01-13-00020-CV, 2014 WL 7473801 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014)

McManaway v. KBR, Inc., No. 12-20763, 2013 WL 8359992  (5th Cir. 2013)

Tricon Energy Ltd. v. Vinmar Int'l, Ltd., 718 F.3d 448 (5th Cir. 2013)

Callahan v. Gulf Logistics, L.L.C., 456 Fed. Appx. 385 (5th Cir. 2011)

Drapela v. United States, 419 F. App'x 500 (5th Cir. 2011)

Professional Activities and Memberships

United States Supreme Court Historical Society

Texas Supreme Court Historical Society

Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit

Texas Bar Association, Appellate Section

Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Awards and Rankings

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Appellate Law by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers - Texas,  2013 - 2018, and 2018 Up-and-Coming 100 for Texas Rising Stars

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Publications and Presentations

Presenter, State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice 101, Appealability: When is a judgment final? (2016)


The Texas Supreme Court's Erroneous Doctrine of Implied Appellate Jurisdiction, 41 St. Mary’s L.J. 1 (2009)


Appealing Class Action Certification Decisions Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(f), 4 Seton Hall Cir. Rev. 27 (2008) (cited by 3 William B. Rubenstien, Newberg on Class Actions §§ 7:42, 7:45 (5th ed. 2017) and David F. Herr, Annotated Manual for Complex Litigation § 15.12 (4th ed. 2017)).


Marital Jam Sessions on Trial: Ecclesiastical Abstention and Employment Division, Department of Human Resources v. Smith in the Supreme Court of Texas, 9 Scholar 409 (2007) (cited by Recent Cases, 121 Harv. L. Rev. 676 (2007)).

Education

J.D., American University Washington College of Law

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Government

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas