Craig D. Dillard

Partner

Overview

Craig Dillard's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, employment disputes (including trade secret litigation and non-complete claims), IP litigation, product liability claims and construction litigation.

Craig, who is licensed in both Texas and Louisiana, represents a wide-range of clients – from high net worth individuals to large corporations – in both federal and state courts as well as in arbitration. He serves his clients with a proactive approach, always seeking to develop creative, practical and value-driven solutions to complex problems and disputes, before and after litigation has commenced.

Craig has a particular interest in the U.K. and Norway, and he assists many clients headquartered in these areas with the various legal issues they encounter doing business in the United States and Mexico.

Craig serves as Houston Office Chair for the firm's Litigation Department and is a member of Foley Gardere’s commercial litigation team in Houston.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Founder, Houston Attorney Networking 

Community Involvement

  • Member, Greater Houston Partnership

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Houstonia's Top Lawyers, Houstonia Magazine, A SagaCity Media Publication (2014-2016)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine (2013-2017)
    • Business Litigation
    • Employment & Labor
  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine (2010-2013)
    • Business Litigation
    • Employment & Labor
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law (2003)
  • B.A., Indiana State University
    • Finance

Admissions

  • Texas State Courts
  • Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Representative Matters

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Successfully obtained a summary judgment in a $60 million trade secret misappropriation dispute on behalf of an international manufacturer of smart and state-of-the-art parking guidance systems
Successfully obtained a take nothing arbitration award against plaintiff who brought breach of contract action against our client, a company specializing in investment training for the stock index futures market
Successfully defended an owner of a healthcare company against a former employee who alleged that they were partners in the company based on a written partnership agreement that owner drafted and offered to employee

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