Jesse Beck Associate

Beaumont, Austin, Houston
  • t: 409-951-7749
  • JesseBeck@MehaffyWeber.com

Jesse F. Beck, an associate at MehaffyWeber, works with preeminent litigators, M.C. Carrington and Michele Y. Smith. He practices in all areas of commercial, personal injury, and construction litigation.

Mr. Beck attended Baylor University on a Dean’s Merit Scholarship. Mr. Beck then attended the Texas Tech University School of Law, where he was the Executive Symposium Editor for the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal. He also won on Texas Tech’s renowned moot court teams, and was Best Oralist in the Mack Kidd Administrative Law Competition. Mr. Beck’s penchant for competition extended outside the law school. In his spare time, Mr. Beck was a pitching coach for West Texas ABA, dividing his time amongst three travel select baseball teams.

Since graduation, Mr. Beck has thrived at MehaffyWeber, where he uses his competitive drive to represent clients across the state of Texas. Outside of work, Mr. Beck enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing golf, participating in various tournaments in Southeast Texas.

EDUCATION
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D.
    • Graduated Cum Laude, member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Executive Symposium Editor of the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, and President of the Estate Planning Law Society
  • Baylor University, B.A. in Political Science
    • Member of the Honors College, Represented Baylor University at the National Model United Nation Conference, Recipient of Best Delegation for the General Assembly First Committee and Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations Conference
  • State of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Jefferson County Young Lawyers Association
    • Board of Directors (2016-2019)
  • American Inns of Court
    • Mehaffy Chapter
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
    • Young Lawyer Committee (2017-2019)
  • 2016 Southeast Texas Estate Planning Council Meeting Presentation: “My Client Received a TRO, What Now?”
  • Seminar Speaker: Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association, 2019: “CPRC §18.001 – Medical Billing Record Affidavits”
  • “Legislative Update and How It Affects Your Practice” – State Bar of Texas – Advanced Civil Trial

Reversal of Multi-Million Dollar Verdict and Dismissal on Jurisdictional Grounds
M.C Carrington and Jesse Beck

M.C. Carrington and Jesse Beck obtained a dismissal in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Texas for a client sued for breach of contract, conversion and fraud. This case was initially filed in state court, where Plaintiffs were allowed to obtain a Default Judgment for over $1.5 million. Mr. Carrington and Mr. Beck were able to successfully vacate the default against their clients in state court while maintaining their client’s ability to challenge jurisdiction. Plaintiffs dismissed their state court claim when Mr. Carrington and Mr. Beck filed a special appearance arguing that its client was unjustly sued in a Texas court. When Plaintiffs refiled its case in Federal Court, Mr. Carrington and Mr. Beck were successful in obtaining a dismissal based on jurisdictional grounds from Judge Ronald Clark. The Court concluded that it did not have jurisdiction over our out-of-state client in the matter filed in Texas since they could not reasonably expect to be hauled into a Texas court.

 

Summary Judgment in Oil and Gas Interest Ownership Dispute
M.C. Carrington, Corey Seel, and Jesse Beck

M.C. Carrington, Corey Seel, and Jesse Beck recently obtained a declaratory judgment and summary judgment on behalf of a mineral interest owner in Hardin County, Texas. The client owned, operated, and maintained several wells on a lease in Southeast Texas. Defendant clouded title to the mineral interests by claiming ownership of the leases under a deed of trust and attempting to foreclose on the property. Mr. Carrington, Mr. Seel, and Mr. Beck filed a summary judgment as to its client’s declaratory judgment and trespass to try title claims. In ruling in favor of our client, the Court held that the deed of trust did not transfer title to Defendant and our client was the rightful owner of the mineral leases. In addition to ruling in favor of our client, the Court ordered Defendant to pay attorney fees to our client.

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