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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
  • “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

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

  • 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)