Jacob E. Godard: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jacob E. Godard

Houston,  TX  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
    Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3594
    Fax: 713.374.3505
    Law SchoolBrigham Young University, B.A., International Law & Diplomacy Recipient of Trustee Academic Scholarship, Golden Key National Honor Society; Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School, J.D., cum laude President, Moot Court Board of Advocates, Awarded Best Oral Team at Luke C. Moore National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Howard University, Washington, D.C., Finalist, Moot Court Competition
    Admitted2005, California; 2009, Texas; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

    Professional & Community Involvement
    •fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
    •Member, American Bar Association
    •Member, Young Advocates Committee, 2013
    •Member, California Bar Association
    •Member, Houston Bar Association
    •Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
    •HYLA Leadership Academy, Class of 2010-2011
    •Member, State Bar of Texas
    •Venturing Crew Advisor, Boy Scouts of America

    BornProvo, Utah, February 24, 1978

    Jacob E. Godard has litigated numerous complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Areas of Concentration

    •Labor and employment litigation
    •Real estate/construction litigation
    •Business disputes litigation
    •Financial litigation
    •Commercial litigation
    •Oil and gas litigation

    Awards & Recognition

    •Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013


    •Research Assistant, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and Harvard School of Public Health, Spring 2014
    •Chayes fellow, Fundacion Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN), Summer 2012
    •SEO Intern, International law firm, Summer 2011
    •Intern, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford Adult Supervision, Summer 2010
    •Intern, Community Court Health and Human Services, Summer 2009
    •Intern, Family Relations, Summer 2009
    •Intern, King's County District Attorney's Office, Trial Zone, Summer 2008

    Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Defended national retail company in suits brought by former employees for discrimination and harassment. Defended airline against claims of age discrimination. Defended oil and gas company against claims related to overriding royalty interests. Defended developer of resort real estate against claims related to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and California Subdivided Lands Act. Defended investment company in commercial landlord/tenant dispute regarding tenant improvement allowance. Defended restaurant chain in claim brought by landlord for alleged damage to warehouse facility. Defended global clothing manufacturer in suit brought by landlord related to tenant improvement provisions in lease. Represented commercial printer manufacturer/owner against construction professionals in construction defect suit. Defended financial institution against claims of lender liability. Defended medical device manufacturer in product liability suit, resulting in summary judgment and/or dismissal against all plaintiffs. Represented title insurance company in obtaining judgments against several defendants who propagated fraudulent home loans.
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    Office Information

    Jacob E. Godard

    1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
    HoustonTX 77002


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