Robert L. Paddock

Robert L. Paddock

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
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Robert Paddock focuses his practice on business litigation and creditors' rights matters. In his litigation practice, he represents clients involved in contract-based disputes, energy-related disputes, corporate governance issues, and landlord/tenant disputes in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.


  • Represented an exploration and production company in litigation involving the interpretation and operation of a turnkey drilling contract

  • Extensive experience representing operators and non operators in resolving joint operating agreement disputes

  • Represented many clients in proceedings involving temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions; cases involved, among other issues, misappropriation of trade secrets, enforcement of non-disclosure and non-compete covenants, and conversion of corporate and partnership assets

  • Represented an investor who lost a substantial amount of money as a result of misrepresentations in a private placement memorandum submitted by a worldwide marketer of sporting goods

  • Represented a major energy company in its enforcement of a gas pipeline balancing agreement

  • As part of a massive Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, represented numerous energy companies seeking recovery of claims against the debtor

  • Obtained judgment in investor fraud litigation

  • Represented both landlords and tenants in litigation involving commercial lease enforcement issues


  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2014-2017

  • Houston's "Top Lawyers," H Texas magazine; 2006-2007, 2010-2013, 2015

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights); 2004-2006, 2008-2011, 2013

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, Houston Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Board Member, The Children's Fund

  • Partner, Downtown Tool Box Lunch Series