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Shawn D. Golden

Counsel
Houston, TX | D 281.657.0720 | F 281.657.0739 | M 281.382.3355
overview

Shawn Golden is an accomplished trial attorney experienced in premises and products liability, toxic torts, first- and third-party insurance claims, employment litigation, oil and gas litigation, and commercial disputes.

Shawn defends Fortune 500 companies in cases of negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, manufacturer’s product defect, failure to adequately warn, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, intentional wrongful conduct, and employer-employee workplace separation claims. He represents clients in state and federal courts in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New York.

education & admissions

education

  • South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • University of Houston (B.A. in Political Science, 1994)

state admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • Louisiana, 2001
  • Oklahoma, 2006
  • New York, 2011

federal admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

languages

  • Spanish
services & industries

service areas

industries represented

  • Chemical
  • Consumer Products
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Products
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petroleum & Coal
  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Pump & Valve Manufacturers
  • Safety Equipment
  • Valve Manufacturers
experience

Representative Cases

  • Obtained dismissal during voir dire as a member of a four-person trial team for a consumer products company in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (2016)
  • Obtained a defense verdict as second chair for a building products company in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the 319th Judicial District Court of Nueces County, Texas (2016)
  • Obtained a settlement at the close of evidence as second chair for a building products company in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the 190th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas (2013)
  • Obtained a defense verdict as second chair for a chemical and polymers company in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the 149th Judicial District Court of Brazoria County, Texas (2010)
  • Obtained a defense verdict as second chair for a manufacturer of polymers and high-performance plastics in an employment lawsuit involving claims of breach of contract and employer-employee workplace separation (2008)
  • Obtained a settlement during the evidence phase at trial as second chair for a pharmaceutical company in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the 136th Judicial District Court of Jefferson County, Texas (2004)
  • Obtained a defense verdict as second chair for a manufacturer of glass block systems and thermal pipe insulation in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in 345th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas (1999)
publications & events
honors

Awards & Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2009, 2010)
affiliations
in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • Houston Habitat for Humanity
  • HR Houston
  • PREDISAN
  • South Texas College of Law Alumni Association
  • University of Houston Alumni Organization
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