Corey J. Seel

Corey J. Seel
Shareholder
Houston
t:713.655.1200 ext. 156
f:713.655.0222

CoreySeel@mehaffyweber.com
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Corey Seel provides counsel to and litigates on behalf of middle market, emerging growth, and Fortune 100 companies. His practice focuses on a wide range of litigation and transactional matters that include commercial litigation, oil and gas disputes, intellectual property, premises liability, bankruptcy litigation, professional liability and personal injury litigation.

Helping to ensure his business clients stay out of the courtroom, Corey consults his clients regarding oil and gas transactions to protect against future litigation; including the negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements, and joint operating agreements.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected as Up-and-Coming 100 by Super Lawyers®, 2017
  • Recognized by HTexas Magazine as a Houston's Top Lawyer, 2008 - 2016
  • Selected for inclusion as a Texas Rising Star (Thomson Reuters) in Texas Monthly magazine, 2005 - 2017

News and Events

  • Corey Seel and Konor Cormier selected as Up-and-Coming 100 by Super Lawyers®
  • MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars
  • MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars
  • MehaffyWeber Attorneys Selected to the 2014 Texas Rising Stars
  • 14 MehaffyWeber Attorneys Named "Houston's Top Lawyers" by HTexas Magazine for 2013
  • Corey J. Seel Elected Voting Shareholder with MEHAFFYWEBER
  • Eight MehaffyWeber Attorneys Recognized as Texas Rising Stars for 2012
  • Fifteen MehaffyWeber Attorneys Recognized as Texas Rising Stars
  • HTexas Magazine Names 10 MehaffyWeber "Top Lawyers"
  • Seventeen MehaffyWeber attorneys selected as Texas Rising Stars for 2009
  • New Shareholders Named for 2008
  • Eighteen MehaffyWeber attorneys named Rising Stars for 2008
  • 12 MehaffyWeber attorneys named Rising Stars

Results

  • Cause No. 2014-38068; Amanda Olivier, Individually and as Administrator of the Estate of Huber “Bubba” Olivier, Deceased and Debra Olivier as Next Friend of Braxton Olivier, minor child, Marceta Faulk as Next Friend of Dylon Blaize Olivier v. Nabors Drilling USA, LP; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 80th Judicial District


    Corey Seel and team obtained a $2.775 million verdict in a wrongful death case against Nabors Drilling on behalf of the Estate of Hubert “Bubba” Olivier. Mr. Olivier was killed working on a Nabors rig in Louisiana. The jury found comparative fault of 49% against Nabors, 40% Olivier and 11% employer.
  • Cause No. 2013-60075; Forum US, Inc. v. Jeffrey Musselwhite, Audie Romero, Michael Karbowski, Antelope Oil Tool & Mfg. Co., LLC, Intervale Capital, LLC, HKM Consulting, LLC and Wearsox, LP; In the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 295th Judicial District

    Forum brought suit alleging breach of a non-compete agreement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of confidentiality agreements and various aiding and abetting such actions against Jeff Musselwhite, Audie Romero and their current employer, Antelope Oil Tool and Manufacturing. We represented Antelope and Wearsox, LP (an alleged co-conspirator). Antelope was alleged to have hired Musselwhite and Romero, encouraged them to breach their agreements with Forum and misappropriate Forum’s trade secrets. Forum sought up to $25,000,000 in damages from Antelope during the trial but asked the jury for $9,000,000 in actual and punitive damages during trial. Prior to trial, the Court invalidated as a matter of law the non-compete agreement. After a nearly six week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendants finding that there were no breach of confidentiality, no breach of fiduciary duty and that Forum’s alleged trade secrets were not trade secrets. The jury also determined that Forum knew or should have known that the non-compete agreement was overly broad at the time it was entered, which allowed for the recovery of attorneys’ fees.

  • Jeremy Stone and Corey Seel - Cowboy Truck & Equipment, Inc. vs. A.J. Crane Baku, Cause No. 2005-14855, in the 125th Judicial District Court, Harris County