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Cases & Results



  • Fuel Contract & Personal Guaranty
    King Fuels v. Randhawa
    Houston, Texas
    Won summary judgment on breach of personal guaranty and summary judgment on fraud allegations in this lawsuit over money allegedly owed under a fuel contact over a number of years, delivered to a gas station.
    Summary judgment disposed of all claims against client.
  • Defamation & Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
    Jones v. Deep South Crane & Rigging
    Houston, Texas
    Represented employee in male-on-male sexually based defamation by supervisor, and intentional infliction of emotional distress for bullying by supervisor as way to control workers on heavy-industrial worksite.
    Confidential settlement reached just prior to jury questioning.
  • Wage and Hour / Overtime
    San Antonio, Texas
    Represented multiple employees of oilfield services company who were not paid overtime on long and dangerous jobs.
    Successfully sued company and obtained confidential settlement for overtime owed and attorneys’ fees.
  • Bar Knife Assault
    Sanchez v. Razzmatazz Clubhouse
    Laredo, Texas
    Our firm, working with co-counsel, represented multiple plaintiffs who were assaulted by cartel members at bar in downtown Laredo. All patrons except cartel members were frisked for weapons. Bar owner/manager increased danger of assault after it began and failed to call police, resulting in serious stabbing injuries.
    Judgment rendered in favor of our clients.
  • Bar Assault
    Confidential Settlement
    Houston, Texas
    Represented patron of an upscale restaurant and bar who was assaulted and slashed by female patron whom our client asked the bar to stop serving after she grew belligerent. Settlement for assault and disfigurement.
    Case settled for confidential sum prior to suit being filed.
  • Employee Injury – Arbitration / Nonsubscriber to Workers’ Comp.
    Confidential Arbitration / Trial Verdict
    John Scott v. R&L Carriers
    Houston, Texas
    Our firm represented a truck driver who was injured when he fell from the back of a defective trailer when the door jammed repeatedly, resulting in a severely broken elbow.
  • Employee Injury - Arbitration / Nonsubscriber to Workers’ Comp
    Confidential Settlement
    Leroy Sam v. Richway Transportation
    Houston, Texas
    Our firm, working with The Briscoe Group, PLLC, represented a truck driver who was injured when a substandard winch bar slipped from the winch, causing him to fall and rupture his quadriceps, which later led to back surgery. The trucking company denied liability. We proceeded with a personal injury arbitration against the employer who had an ERISA benefit plan, in lieu of workers’ compensation.
    Case settled just before the arbitration trial for double the final pre-suit demand.
  • Commercial Truck Wreck
    Confidential Settlement
    Jose Najar & Jose Villegas v. United Parcel Service (UPS)
    Houston, Texas
    Our firm, working with The Briscoe Group, PLLC, represented two flooring workers who were at a stoplight and were hit from behind by a UPS truck, driven by an allegedly sleep-deprived and distracted UPS driver.
    The case settled for a confidential sum after the UPS corporate representative admitted that the driver was reckless and UPS was reckless for putting him behind the wheel after prior wrecks and in his distracted state.
  • Business Litigation - Defense
    Complete Defense Judgment on $6.9 million personal guaranty of promissory note
    RES-TX ONE, LLC v. Jones, et al
    Houston, Texas
    Represented two property developers in suit on personal guaranty resulting from failure of developer’s bank in real-estate collapse of the Great Recession. Secured nonsuit of one client and summary judgment for other client developer eliminating $6.9 million personal guaranties of both clients.
    Combined legal fees and costs for both clients totaled $12,630.
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Wreck
    Lettenmaier v. Soto, et al.
    Houston, Texas
    Represented driver who was hit by 18-wheeler who fled scene after hitting client and two other vehicles, leaving client with extensive injuries. Defendant truck driver denied it was his rig, and his insurance company went bankrupt during lawsuit. Fought successfully to hold driver responsible and to recover from state guaranty fund for more than mid-litigation demand.
    Confidential settlement obtained on eve of trial for more than any prior demand.
  • Business Litigation – Plaintiff
    Confidential Settlement
    Water Lens, LLC v. Emergent Technologies, Inc.
    Austin, Texas
    Represented Plaintiff in lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud against joint venture partner in technology start-up with issues surrounding research and development agreement and manufacturing of frac-fluid testing technology.
  • Partner Non-Compete Agreement and Severance
    Houston, Texas
    Represented doctor who was partner in medical group in dispute regarding overbroad non-competition agreement, and negotiated severance agreement with practice group.
    Schreiber | Knockaert was able to dramatically reduce restrictions in non-compete and negotiate favorable settlement for doctor.
  • Executive Severance Negotiation
    Houston, Texas
    Represented executive in negotiating separation agreement involving severance payments, non-compete provisions, and use of executive’s copyrighted intellectual property.
  • Workplace Injury
    Confidential Settlement
    Houston, Texas
    Represented worker who was hit and run over by truck in commercial nursery parking area by vendor. Client spent a week in the hospital and had extensive surgery. Negotiated policy-limits settlement with driver prior to filing suit.
  • Car Wreck – Injured Pregnant Victim
    Houston, Texas
    Client was 8 ½ months pregnant when she was rear-ended.
    Negotiated confidential settlement prior to filing suit.
  • Car Wreck – Rollover
    Confidential Settlement
    Houston, Texas
    Represented driver who had his SUV rear-ended and rolled-over twice, necessitating surgery and loss of extensive work. Negotiated policy-limits settlement prior to filing suit.
  • Bar Knife Assault
    Laredo, Texas
    Sanchez v. Razzmatazz Clubhouse Our firm, working with co-counsel, represented multiple plaintiffs who were assaulted by cartel members at bar in downtown Laredo. All patrons except cartel members were frisked for weapons. Bar owner/manager increased danger of assault after it began and failed to call police, resulting in serious stabbing injuries. Judgment rendered in favor of our clients.
  • Employee Sexual Harassment
    Houston, Texas
    Represented male administrative employee of school district who was sexually harassed by a female superior and constructively discharged (fired) from employment. Case settled after depositions of plaintiff and supervisor, for five times the amount of pre-suit offer from defendant.

Representative Pending Cases

  • Retaliation / Wrongful Termination
    Philippe Heusdain v. Spartan Flow Control Services, LLC
    San Antonio, Texas
    Representing former Spartan Flow Control employee who was fired for participating in wage/hour overtime lawsuit against Spartan, when his wife was 8 ½ months pregnant, taking his job, his health insurance and truck on two hours’ notice.
  • Assault of Store Customer
    Robert Edness v. Office Depot, Inc.
    Houston, Texas
    Representing elderly customer who was assaulted by the manager of an Office Depot store, in the store, for talking back when manager told him to leave - for no viable reason. Customer was transported to hospital in ambulance with eye and head injuries. Manager was fired, but company has denied liability for actions of its manager.
  • Medical Malpractice / House Fire
    Vance & Mason v. A*Med Home Health, et al.
    Galveston, Texas
    Representing disabled veteran, housemate and homeowners in dispute against hospital, hospice company and two doctors who prescribed home oxygen and heavy narcotic medicines, but did not provide nicotine replacement or properly train home caregiver. This led to an oxygen-fed house fire which resulted in burn injury to vet and caregiver who saved babies from the fire, and total destruction of home and contents.
  • Employee Injury / Nonsubscriber to Workers’ Comp
    Edward Trout v. Yalcin Demirbas
    Dickinson, Texas
    Represent former maintenance worker at apartment complex who was seriously injured at work when a faulty ladder, provided by employer, collapsed as he was trying to raise large sign. Employee was denied medical care by his employer, compensation, and was fired due to being injured.
    Case pending in Galveston County District Court.
  • Employee Injury / Nonsubscriber to Workers’ Comp
    Taylor Henne v. Ranch Hill Salooon
    Montgomery County, Texas
    Represent former employee of bar who was injured at work. Bar claimed Plaintiff was a contractor, when he is a statutory employee, denied medical care or compensation for injury. Plaintiff was fired after the extent of his injury was discovered.
  • Malicious Prosecution and Assault
    Velasquez v. Chap Club, LLC d/b/a Legs Cabaret, et al.
    Houston, Texas
    Representing patron of bar who was shot at by armed security guard, who then - with bouncer - lied to police and had client arrested. Suit for malicious prosecution and assault.
  • ERISA – Wrongful Termination
    Galicia v. Wal-Mart
    Sealy, Texas
    Representing employee with Hepatitis C, who was fired under pretext after utilizing insurance benefits for expensive, prescribed and approved Hep C medicine. Company cut off health benefits and initially contested unemployment, leading to break in treatment with potentially life-saving cure.
  • Wrongful Death - multiple
    Kristensen, et al. v. United States of America, Department of the Army
    Austin, Texas
    Representing members of three families and the estates of their murdered loved ones. Soldier went on a shooting rampage, killing his wife, the neighbors who were sheltering her, and those who came to their aid, after the Army failed to follow its own regulations and procedures for assisting victims of domestic violence.

*Each case is individual and unique. Past results are not indicators or guarantors of future results

Joseph M. Schreiber

Founding Partner

Erik A. Knockaert

Founding Partner