WESLEY S. CODDOU
CODDOU & CODDOU, A Professional Corporation, Director 1994 to Present
Real estate, collection, contract, and business litigation practice. State and Federal trials and appeals. Represent businesses to prosecute and defend contract and tort claims, including real estate litigation, consumer and commercial contract litigation, TCEQ VCP compliance, commercial insurance coverage litigation, trademark litigation, lender liability litigation, industry NASD arbitration, landlord-tenant conflict, collections and personal injury.
Union Pacific Railroad Corporation, General Attorney 1991 to 1994
Direct responsibility for all general law matters in Texas. Supervisory responsibility for all law matters in Oklahoma. State and Federal trials and appeals. Served as operational counsel for Texas. Duties included legal interface with local communities regarding feasibility and placement of railroad crossings and warning devices, legal support for real estate department regarding railroad property lease and title claims, management of environmental law matters, including chemical and petroleum spills, diesel emission claims and negotiation and settlement of TNRCC reclamation claims. Additional responsibilities included management of outside counsel for Texas and Oklahoma cases, legal support for railroad spur service and abandonment issues and collection of delinquent freight charges.
Hoover, Bax and Shearer, Partner 1989 to 1991; Associate 1984 to 1989 1984 to 1991
Real estate, contract and business litigation practice. State and Federal trials and appeals. Represented commercial landlords and property management companies, title insurance companies, banks and businesses to prosecute and defend contract and tort claims, including commercial lease enforcement and defense, real property title defense, premises liability defense, toxic tort defense and commercial liability and title insurance coverage litigation.
Hirsch, Glover, Robinson and Sheiness, Associate 1983 to 1984
Insurance defense litigation. State trials. Represented insurance companies in defense of insured claims and in prosecution of subrogated matters, including personal injury, property, theft, false imprisonment and professional errors and omissions claims.
State Bar of Texas, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
University of Houston College of Law, Houston, Texas
Doctor of Jurisprudence 1983
Internship - United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas
Independent Study: Oil Field Unitization in Texas
University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Honors 1978
Independent Study: Rise and Fall of the Texas Brewing Industry
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance 1979