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Hugh G. Connor II

Biography

Hugh Connor represents individuals, corporations and other institutional clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation cases, including intellectual property disputes, legal and other professional malpractice cases, oil and gas disputes, contract/business torts, insurance claims/coverage cases, defamation/first amendment, construction claims, probate litigation and marital litigation.

Experience and highlights
  • Lead Trial Counsel for Bass/Exxon against an oil & gas operator. Obtained a $14.2 million dollar arbitration award in connection with a dispute over joint interest billings
  • Lead Trial Counsel for a buyer of a home healthcare company. Obtained a $5 million dollar jury verdict against seller for fraud and other claims relating to the sale after a six week jury trial
  • Lead Trial Counsel for an oil & gas field services company in a dispute relating to water purification equipment and technology. Obtained a $3 million dollar jury verdict against partner after a two week trial
  • Lead Trial Counsel to a local fiberglass manufacturing company and its owner in a seven-week jury trial in Hartford, Connecticut.  Obtained a defense verdict on claims where the plaintiff was seeking over $42 million in damages.  The jury also returned a verdict in favor of clients on their counterclaim and awarded approximately $1.7 million in damages
  • Lead Trial Counsel to a local automobile sales executive in a dispute with his former employer and business partner.  Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict after an eight-week jury trial
  • Lead trial counsel for insurance agency against large insurance company for fraud and non-payment of commissions. Obtained a $13.8 million dollar jury verdict and judgment for fraud and breach of contract
  • Co-lead counsel for local manufacturing company against international manufacturing entity. Secured a $12 million dollar jury verdict and judgment after five-week jury trial for defective machines
  • Lead trial counsel for a frac chemicals manufacturer in a theft of trade secrets case. Obtained a $5.8 million dollar jury verdict after a two week trial
  • Lead trial counsel for local real estate developer in tortious interference lawsuit against an oil and gas company. Obtained a $4.8 million dollar jury verdict after a two week trial
  • Lead trial counsel for local doctor group. Obtained a $3 million dollar jury verdict against publicly traded pharmaceutical distribution company in federal court
  • Lead trial counsel for local truck body manufacturer. Obtained a $2.5 million dollar jury verdict against competitor for trade dress infringement and false advertising under the Lanham Act
  • Co-lead counsel for commission salesperson. Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict
  • Secured a $10 million settlement for transportation logistics company in trade secrets/hacking case
  • Secured a significant seven figure settlement against company for negligent hiring
  • Successfully represented many attorneys and law firms sued for professional negligence
Affiliations and honors

AFFILIATIONS

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate

HONORS

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2006-2019
  • Named to The 400 by Fort Worth, Inc. magazine, 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2018
  • Top Attorney in Civil Law and Litigation, and Commercial Litigation, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2008-2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2007
  • Power Attorney, Fort Worth Business Press, 2014
  • Named an Attorney of Excellence by the Fort Worth Business Press
  • 40 Under 40 honoree, Fort Worth Business Press
  • Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell "Peer Review Rated"
Education
  • The University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • The University of Maine, B.S., cum laude, 1988
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Mr. Connor won nine jury trials in a row, obtaining verdicts in excess of $40 million