"Honesty, diligence, and the ability to understand all sides of an issue — These are the very elements of legal success."
Mr. Vannoy is a partner whose practice is in commercial litigation with a background in contracts and business law.
Mr. Vannoy vigorously prosecutes his clients’ rights – whether in court in front of a judge or jury, in arbitration before and arbitration panel, or at a conference table surrounded by business people. He represents business owners and others to assist in matters ranging from private mergers and acquisitions, business restructuring, negotiating and renegotiating contracts, and business dissolutions.
Mr. Vannoy speaks on a broad range of legal issues to a variety of audiences, including trade associations, civil organizations, and educational institutions.
In a case involving commercial fraud and embezzlement, successfully represented the defrauded party through a jury trial.
In a case involving the manufacture of industrial components to a contractual standard under the Uniform Commercial Code, obtained and collected judgment in favor of the manufacturer.
In a dispute over “buy out” rights under shareholders’ agreement, filed suit and successfully negotiated resolution on behalf of the shareholder.
In a case in which a client was alleged to have failed to pay for business equipment, successfully defended the client by asserting a counterclaim for unpaid royalties, and negotiating a resolution by which the client recovered from the plaintiff.
- University of Houston Law Center 1995
Doctor of Jurisprudence
- Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA 1992
Supplemental Studies, Great Books of Western Civilization
- Texas A&M University 1988
Licensed, State Bar of Texas 1995-Present
- U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Transportation, Logistics, Courier issues
- Commercial Litigation/Business-related Litigation
- Employment and Independent Contractor Issues
- Unfair Competition
- Business Separation
- Bank Litigation
- Creditors’ Rights/Commercial Collections
- Business Torts
- Third Party Claims
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
- Houston Journal of International Law – Publishing Editor, 1994-1995
Troop Committee Chair, Troop 40, Skyline District, Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2012-2018
Director, Timbergrove Manor Civic Club, 2001
President, Timbergrove Manor Civic Club, 2002
Downtown Activities Coordinator, Greater Houston A&M Club, 2002-2008
Director, Primeway Federal Credit Union, 2016-present
Harris Award for Outstanding Volunteer, Greater Houston A&M Club, 2004
Senior Warden, Church of the Holy Trinity, REC, 2012-2015, 2018-present
Director, Harris County Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, 2004-2006
Friends of the Inner City Forest – Member 2002-2005. Unincorporated association for preservation of a 20+ acre inner-loop forest