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Vic Thomas

Vic Thomas is a senior attorney with the Issues and Appeals section of The Lanier Law Firm in the Houston office. He has been Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of Texas since 1988 and has received the highest possible AV peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards since 2000.

He has over 30 years of appellate and trial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in both personal injury and business litigation. He served the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas for over seven years, first as a Research Attorney with responsibility for complex civil appeals, and then as a Central Staff Attorney with responsibility for original proceedings and permissive appeals. His experience in drafting opinions for the court of appeals affords Mr. Thomas an insider’s knowledge for writing persuasive appellate briefs. In private practice, he worked for a large international law firm handling trial and appellate matters with many millions of dollars in controversy. Mr. Thomas has represented clients in over 75 appeals in the Texas, Louisiana, and federal appellate courts.

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Matt Przywara

Matthew D. Przywara is an associate in the Business Litigation section of the Lanier Law Firm, representing a wide variety of complex clients on a diverse array of complex commercial litigation matters.

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Jennifer Cabrera

Jennifer Cabrera is a senior attorney in the Houston office in the Issues and Appeals practice group.  She began her career at an AmLaw Top 100 firm where she practiced commercial litigation, catastrophic personal injury, and civil appellate law. She has represented clients in a wide array of cases involving complex business disputes, dangerous and defective products, premises liability, and more.

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Zeke DeRose

Zeke DeRose is a member of The Lanier Law Firm’s Business Litigation group. He brings extensive experience to plaintiffs and defendants in a range of disputes, including intellectual property, federal securities, and other business and commercial litigation. Mr. DeRose represents both large and small clients.

His experience includes motion to dismiss and summary judgment briefing and hearings, managing large discovery cases, and formation of trial strategy. Mr. DeRose has significant experience with electronic discovery and federal privilege law.

Mr. DeRose began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Royal Furgeson of the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. He joined Vinson & Elkins’s Austin office as an associate in the complex commercial litigation section and worked closely with the Intellectual Property Section and with every U.S. office of Vinson & Elkins. While at Vinson & Elkins, Mr. DeRose also instituted and coordinated a pro bono program with the Texas Civil Rights Project, which resulted in thousands of hours of pro bono work and multiple awards for the firm and attorneys.

Mr. DeRose holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. Before attending law school, Mr. DeRose was a classroom teacher in Los Angeles and drove race cars. Mr. DeRose is on the Board of Counselors of the Texas Civil Rights Project and the Vice President of the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Alex Abston

Alex Abston is an associate attorney in the Houston office. Alex’s practice areas include products liability, pharmaceutical liability, and toxic torts. As a member of The Lanier Law Firm’s trial team, her practice is focused on client advocacy within mass tort federal multidistrict litigation and state court cases.

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