Larry Vincent

Of Counsel

For almost thirty years now, I have litigated cases at trial and on appeal, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, in both state and federal courts.  My experience ranges from complex commercial litigation to securities and antitrust class actions to mass tort to eminent domain matters.

In November 2017, the Chief Judge of the Federal Court of Claims appointed me Co-Lead Counsel for jurisdictional, pretrial, and motions practice in the consolidated federal eminent domain cases filed after the flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Along with the other Co-Leads, we will represent the 10,000 to 16,000 anticipated claimants whose property was inundated upstream of the Addicks and Barker reservoir dams. Needless to say, I am honored by the appointment and will do my best to see that those property owners who were injured by the actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers receive their just compensation.

In 2017, I also became a committee member working to retain and develop expert witnesses and testimony in the In re: Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2738, in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. The litigation seeks to hold several defendants responsible for their failure to warn women of the risk associated with certain uses of talcum powder products, including the potential for developing ovarian cancer, even though those risks were known to the defendant companies.

In addition to those recent endeavors, my experience since becoming a lawyer in 1987 has included a wide range of trial and appellate work, such as:

  • The trial of multiple actions, both solo as well as part of a larger team, including breach of contract claims between domestic and international entities involving everything from the failure to deliver drilling rigs for use in the Gulf of Mexico to the funding of business ventures;
  • Several patent infringement actions resulting in permanent injunctions, awards of trebled damages, and attorneys’ fees to the inventor;
  • Multiple business “divorce” actions between partners, often involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims over asset allocation and theft of corporate opportunities;
  • Various fast-track injunction and restraining order based on employment agreements, theft of trade secrets, and covenants not to complete;
  • The representation and settlement of cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in nationwide class actions for antitrust violations and federal securities fraud claims;
  • Numerous eminent domain matters on behalf of property owners against state, county, city, and corporate condemnors both at trial and on appeal.

 

I was born and raised in Port Neches, Texas and received a B.B.A. in Economics from Baylor University in 1984. After Baylor, I attended the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where I served as the Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and was a member of the Legal Eagles.

After receiving my law degree with honors in 1987, I had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, both on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, the former Jane Ann Cowart, and we have two adult sons: Michael who graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and is now attending NYU Law School; and Aaron who graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. degree in Wildlife Management and now works for the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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