- Complex Business Litigation
- Energy Litigation
- Product Liability - Commercial
- Privacy & Data Security
|Contact Info||Telephone: 713.470.6129|
|University ||University of Houston, B.A., cum laude|
|Law School||University of Houston Law Center, J.D.|
|Admitted||2007, Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas|
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Houston Young Professionals Endeavor
Volunteer, Princeton Alumni Schools Committee
Secretary, Board of Directors, Classical Theatre Company
Robert Lemus is an experienced litigator with a focus on complex commercial disputes, government and internal investigations, and privacy and data security issues. He represents a broad spectrum of commercial clients, from upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies to manufacturers and retailers. Robert has counseled clients in numerous federal and Texas courts.
Robert has defended several clients against breach of contract claims and deceptive trade practices claims, successfully settling the litigation to the client's satisfaction before trial. He has experience in representing clients in response to government investigations, and in conducting internal investigations in response to various crises.
Robert recently served as lead counsel defending a retailer against a products defect claim. Despite several attempts to resolve the matter amicably, the plaintiff insisted on going to trial where the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendant. He also served on the team that represented the drilling contractor in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation.
Robert is a member of Sutherland's Privacy and Data Security Group, and has been a co-presenter of several cybersecurity presentations.
Before joining Sutherland, Robert worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection and Public Health Division of the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas. In this capacity, he was responsible for representing the State of Texas in a variety of litigation and investigations, particularly the enforcement of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act and as an enforcement attorney for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Department of State Health Services. Robert was also a member of the Consumer Protection Division's Internet Enforcement Unit, which specialized in investigating offences and enforcing civil penalties in internet commerce, including spam, spyware, hacking, other privacy violations, and deceptive trade practices.
One of lead counsel, BP oil spill litigation, and guided drilling contractor through crisis management and regulatory issue following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
•Cybersecurity and Privacy Insights Blog
•Safety Litigation Blog
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Texas Apartment Association Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Case
Peter Hansen,Sean D. Jordan,Robert A. Lemus,Kent C. Sullivan, December 10, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a Fair Housing Act case to address whether the Act prohibits facially neutral conduct that has an unintended disparate impact on members of a protected class. In its amicus curiae brief, the Texas Apartment Association (TAA) argues that the text and history of the...
Supreme Court of Texas Provides “Much-Needed Clarity” to Texas Spoliation Jurisprudence
Robert A. Lemus,Robert D. Owen,Kent C. Sullivan,Carter L. Williams, July 15, 2014
On July 3, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a significant opinion in Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Jerry Aldridge, No. 10-0846 (Tex. 2014), that clarifies the standards governing the spoliation of evidence in Texas as well as the parameters of a trial court’s discretion to impose a remedy...
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