Lauren Held Harris

Of Counsel
lauren.harris@dtlawyers.com
713.917.0024
Practice Areas: Appellate / Construction / Directors & Officers' Liability / Energy & Oil / Financial Industry Litigation & Arbitration / Insurance Coverage Litigation / Labor & Employment / Patent, Copyright, Trademark & Trade Secret


Biography

Lauren Held Harris has represented entities and individuals in a variety of civil litigation matters. Her practice encompasses matters of professional liability, environmental remediation, and oil and gas disputes. Lauren has handled a wide variety of hearings, trials, and appeals in arbitration, state and federal courts.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2001. Lauren earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 2004 and was licensed to practice law in Texas that same year. Lauren also served as law clerk to the Honorable Randy Crane, United States District Judge in the Southern District of Texas. She was licensed to practice law in Oklahoma in 2012.

Representative Matters

Advised oil and gas company on various title disputes and litigation matters;
Represented large oil and gas company on appeal regarding dispute over farmout agreement;
Represented many individual lawyers and law firms in disputes involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, malpractice, and fee disgorgement;
Represented large railroad in connection with environmental remediation claims adjudicated by the Environmental Protection Agency;
Represented owner of patents in connection with fraud and misappropriation claims;
Represented hospital owner in connection with breach of contract claims against health insurer;
Represented multi-national corporation in connection with bad faith denial of coverage claims;
Represented and obtained complete defense verdict in favor of cardiologist in medical malpractice claim.

Education

B.A., history, University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude, 2001

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004

Judicial Clerkships

Law Clerk to the Honorably Randy Crane, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas

Honors & Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
University of Oklahoma Outstanding Senior, Honors College

Court Admissions

Texas
Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
CanCare of Houston, Volunteer
Chapelwood United Methodist, Member

Previous Affiliations

Cruse, Scott, Henderson & Allen LLP, later Shepherd, Scott, Clawater & Houston LLP