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Alan Dabdoub

Alan Dabdoub, Partner at LPHS, is a winning commercial trial lawyer representing plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes disputes. Clients credit his outstanding record of success to his meticulous preparation, creativity, and courtroom presence.

Alan has first-chaired commercial litigation trials before juries, judges, and arbitrators. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in business torts, contract disputes, trade secrets litigation, fiduciary duty litigation, partnership disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. Alan’s industry expertise is deep, having handled complex disputes in the oil and gas, renewable energy, healthcare, financial, banking, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications,manufacturing, logistics, and construction industries.

Alan earned his B.A with honors, cum laude, as a scholarship recipient from Louisiana State University, where he was on the Dean’s List for seven consecutive semesters. He earned his J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he was a two-time recipient of the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for achieving the highest grades in Torts I and Torts II.

In addition to being recognized by his peers in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2016 and 2020, Alan was listed as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation by Law & Politics. He’s admitted to the State Bars of Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee, and is a prolific speaker on cutting-edge topics in business litigation.

Alan lives in Dallas with his wife Michelle Ackal Dabdoub and their three children, Grant, Ava, and Sloane.

  • Louisiana State University, B.A., cum laude
  • Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D.
    • Corpus Juris Secundum Award recipient
  • Arcosa Traffic and Lighting Structures, LLC; Arcosa Telecom Structures, LLC and Arcosa, Inc. v. Fortuler Steel Structures, Inc. and Jason Bell; Cause No. DC-23-17773; 298th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas. Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against defendants, enjoining them from competing against plaintiffs in the traffic structures industry and obtaining an additional year on the non-compete agreement and the non-solicitation agreement.
  • Scout Energy Management, LLC v. DCP Midstream, CPR File No. G-24-6-NA; A $20 million arbitration representing an oil and gas producer as plaintiff against a pipeline company for shorting the producer on payments.
  • PNC Bank, NA v. Moss Adams, LLP, v. Moss Adams LLP, Cause No. 22-11116, 14th Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas; A lawsuit representing PNC Bank as plaintiff in a $15 million claim against a nationally known audit firm.
  • Lucid Energy Delaware, LLC v. Murchison Oil and Gas, Cause No. D-503-CV-2020-00843, Fifth Judicial District Court, County of Eddy, State of New Mexico; This matter arose out Murchison Oil and Gas, LLC’s failure to reimburse Targa for millions spent in building a pipeline and gas plants to transport and treat Murchison’s gas.This matter was set for a jury trial on February 13, 2023 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. The Court granted Lucid’s motion for summary judgment shortly before trial, dismissing one of Murchison’s primary counterclaims. The Court also granted Murchison’s motion for summary judgment as to a portion of Lucid’s damages. The case settled on the eve of trial due in part to the Court’s favorable ruling for Lucid.
  • Emerald Capital Advisors Corp., as Liquidating Trustee of Valeritas Holdings, Inc. v. Timberlake, et al., Adv. No. 22-50108 (JKS) (Bank. D. Del.); This matter arose out of the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of insulin pump maker Valeritas, Inc. In connection with the Chapter 11 plan approved by the Delaware bankruptcy court, the Liquidating Trustee Emerald Capital Advisors, LLC retained Alan to pursue breach of fiduciary duty claims against former officers and directors of Valeritas. Through Alan’s investigation and assessment of the case, he determined there were viable claims against the former officers and directors, based on the breach of duty of oversight (“Caremark” claims). Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the Caremark claims. Due to the pleaded Complaint, our response to the Motion to Dismiss, and our Motion to Strike Defendants’ Appendix in support of their Motion to Dismiss, the case settled for a very favorable sum, resulting in an approximately 40 percent recovery for unsecured creditors.
  • Arcosa Wind Towers, Inc. v. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Inc. and Siemens Energy, Inc.; Cause No. DC-19-13334; 192nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas; Trial victory representing the plaintiff Arcosa Wind Towers, Inc. (“Arcosa”) in a large commercial dispute (over ten figures) related to a Supply and Reservation Agreement regarding the sale of wind towers to defendants. On behalf of Plaintiff, obtained findings against defendants of breach of contract and also obtained findings that the defendants did not act in good faith in their negotiations and dealings with Arcosa.
  • WGS Associates, Inc. v. MUSA Financial, LLC, Cause No. DC-18-12806, 162nd Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas; Alan won a take nothing judgment at trial for defendant MUSA Financial, LLC (the lender on a $30 million FHA multi-family loan for a large apartment complex in Dallas) as to breach of contract claims brought by a loan broker.
  • Stars and Stripes Logistics, LLC v. Imagine Communications Corp., Cause No. 219-06669-2018; in the 219th Judicial District Court, Collin County, Texas; On behalf of Defendant Imagine Communications Corp., obtained victory by achieving dismissal of breach of contract and quantum meruit claims with prejudice, after full evidentiary hearing, involving documents and live witnesses, and also obtained a full award of attorney’s fees (over $100,000) in favor of client Imagine Communications Corp.
  • Heart to Heart Hospice, LLC, et al. v. Falcon South Plains Hospital, LP, et al., Cause No. 471-00080-2020, in the 471st Judicial District Court, Collin County, Texas; On behalf of two defendants, as a result of filing a motion for summary judgment, obtained victory by securing voluntary dismissal of Plaintiff’s claim against clients seeking equitable tolling of the non-solicitation and non-compete agreements at issue.
  • Austin Maintenance and Construction Company, Inc. v. Praxair, Inc.; Cause No. 105833-CV, in the District Court of Brazoria County, Texas; After discovery, obtained favorable settlement for defendant Praxair, Inc. in a large construction dispute wherein amount in controversy was ten figures.
  • Austin Maintenance and Construction Company, Inc. v. Praxair, Inc.; Cause No. 19-CV-2230, in the 212th Judicial District Court of Galveston County, Texas; After discovery, obtained favorable settlement for defendant Praxair, Inc. in a large construction dispute wherein amount in controversy was ten figures.
  • Bench trial for Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (Plaintiff) in contract and alter ego suit. Obtained judgment for all damages requested, pre and post-judgment interest, and attorneys‘ fees.
  • Jury trial in federal court representing Caretech Supplies, LLC (Plaintiff) in a contract dispute. Recovered vast majority of amount in controversy.
  • Evidentiary hearing (opening statement, direct and cross examinations and closing argument) representing Imagine Communications Corp., (Defendant) securing dismissal of all claims against Imagine and obtaining award of all attorney’s fees in favor of Imagine.
  • Arbitration before JAMS representing defendant executive against claims of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, and against claim seeking injunctive relief. After full arbitration hearing involving several witnesses, secured award in favor of defendant executive, defeating all claims brought against defendant.
  • Jury trial for FedEx Express (Defendant) in federal court in Austin, Texas; defense verdict.
  • Bench trial for FedEx Express (Defendant) in New Jersey; judgment in favor of defendant.
  • Won dismissal and attorney’s fees award for client sued for tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy claims.
  • Won temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for pediatric home health care company against its former president for violation of a non-compete agreement.
  • Won temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for pediatric home health care company against its former director of nursing for violation of a non-compete agreement.
  • Won injunction for Cryo Generation, Inc. in trademark infringement case.
  • Secured dismissal of claims against Nike, Inc. in an alleged failure to warn case regarding a Nike Dri-Fit product.
  • Represented Nike in Robinson-Patman Act and Sherman Act case related to Nike Golf products. The claims against Nike were dismissed.
  • Key role on team representing Energy Transfer that defeated Swift Energy’s $145 million dollar claims alleging that a disposal well prevented the development of oil and gas leases in South Texas.
  • Defeated class certification on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in a consumer class action alleging breach of express and implied warranties.
  • Defended Columbus Data Services, LLC against consumer class action brought under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. All class action claims were dismissed.
  • Represented SpectraWatt, Inc. (Plaintiff) in bankruptcy litigation related to multi-million dollar purchase of silicon that resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented litigation trustee (Plaintiff) against Chapter 7 debtor Color Star Grower’s former auditing firm in breach of fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented litigation trustee (Plaintiff) against Chapter 7 debtor Color Star Grower’s former investment bank in fiduciary duty claims.
  • Represented cattle company (Plaintiff) in a breach of contract claim against a food distributor in Houston, Texas. After taking several depositions and obtaining a court order that the contract was exclusive such that the best efforts obligation applied, the case settled favorably.
  • Represented Driver Pipeline Company, Inc. (Plaintiff) in arbitration related to construction of a pipeline in South Texas during substantial weather challenges. Obtained favorable settlement for Driver Pipeline.
  • Represented former restaurant executives in alleged trade secret misappropriation and alleged breach of non-solicit case in federal court.
  • Defended former officers and directors of consumer goods companies in adversary proceedings arising out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Eastern District of Texas.
  • Represented limited partner in a partnership dispute that resulted in recovery of assets and other partnership interests being assigned to client.
  • Represented Regency Energy Partners LP regarding alleged subsurface trespass related to disposal well in South Texas that resolved favorably.
  • Represented former shareholders in fraudulent transfer multi-district litigation in the Southern District of New York related to the Tribune Company’s bankruptcy filing.
  • Represented tenant in a multi-million dollar purchase option dispute regarding the enforceability of an option to purchase that resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Represented Regency Energy Partners LP in a significant force majeure contractual dispute that resolved favorably.
  • Represented Driver Pipeline Company, Inc. in a trade secrets claim that resulted in the court issuing a temporary restraining order in favor of Driver. The ability to act quickly and obtain emergency relief was critical.
  • Represented Tolleson Wealth Management in an alleged trade secrets misappropriation claim. Through Mr. Dabdoub’s aggressive approach and early representation, the case resolved without the need for litigation.
  • Represented La Madeleine in a non-compete dispute with a competitor related to the hiring of two executives. The matter resolved favorably short of a full-blown arbitration.
  • Represented PVR Partners, L.P. related to allocation dispute arising under purchase agreement.
  • Represented Liquid Environmental Solutions, LLC related to alleged tortious interference and civil conspiracy claims. Through Mr.Dabdoub’s representation, the claims were non-suited.
  • “Best Lawyers in America,” by Best Lawyers, 2024
  • “Texas Super Lawyer,” by Super Lawyers, 2023
  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, 2016-2020, 2022
  • Listed as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation and employment litigation by Law & Politics, (as seen in Texas Monthly, Rising Star Edition, 2011)
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • Texas General Counsel Forum - Austin-San Antonio Chapter, Board of Directors
  • LPHS Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Scholarship Program, Liaison
  • City of Dallas Civil Service Board, Adjunct Member, 2009
  • Center for Non-Profit Management, Dallas TX, Pro-Bono Counsel, 2007-2009


  • What you Need To Know About the New Texas Business Courts and How They Will Work, GC Netweavers, September 21, 2023
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity In the Time of COVID, GC Netweavers, September 17, 2020
  • Don’t Get Anti-Slapped; What You Need to Know About the TCPA, GC Netweavers, March 21, 2019
  • Preventing Loss and Damages in Trade Secrets: What You Need to Know About Unfair Competition, The Knowledge Group, July 2, 2018
  • Trade Secrets in the 2018 Landscape: What’s In and What’s Out, The Knowledge Group, January 11, 2018
  • Class Action Settlement Objections, What You Need to Know in 2017, The Knowledge Group, August 29, 2017
  • Emerging Issues: The Cutting-Edge of Qui Tam Developments - What’s New For 2015, The Knowledge Group/Live Webcast Series, August 2015
  • Protecting Trade Secrets in Asset Sale Negotiations, GC Netweavers, July 2015
  • Class Actions: Effectively Controlling Litigation Costs, American Conference Institute, New York, October 2013
  • Arbitration: When, Why and How it Can Control Litigation Costs, American Conference Institute, Chicago, Illinois, April 30-May 1, 2013
  • Effective Litigation Management for In-House and Outside Counsel, Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, February 7, 2012
  • To Go to Trial or Not: The Internal Discussion, Lynn Tillotson Pinker and Cox, LLP’s Dinner Speaker Series IV, Dallas, Texas, February 2011
  • Understanding Juries: To Go to Trial or Not, Inside the Corporate Boardroom, Texas State Bar CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July 2009
  • Stack the Critics in Your Corner: Frame Your Voir Dire as an Audition, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas, April 2009
  • Risks and Benefits of Utilizing Binding Arbitration Provisions in Complex Litigation, American Conference Institute, Managing Complex Litigation Conference, New York, New York, February 2008

  • Analysis on In re McDonald's Corporation Stockholder Derivative Litigation, 2023 WL 387292 (Del.Ch., 2023)