"Today, quality legal services must be timely delivered with knowledge and understanding of each client's business, industry and goals. The facts of each litigation matter must be analyzed in the context of the client's business circumstance. I strive to provide incisive, aggressive representation derived through in-depth client communications."
Mr. Harrell has defended numerous class action suits ranging from employment discrimination to breach of warranty. He serves as lead appellate counsel in the event of appeals. Mr. Harrell has tried more than fifty jury cases to verdict and a number of employment discrimination bench trials. Since 1977, Mr. Harrell has vigorously served as a legal advocate for his clients.
Mr. Harrell was part of the team that successfully reversed a nationwide consumer class action in General Electric Co. v. Jewell, 2003 WL 22176623 (Tex. Civ. App. – Houston [14th Dist.], no pet.), in which he was trial counsel and co-appellate counsel. He was trial and appellate counsel in Vanderbilt Mortgage Finance, Inc. v. Posey, 146 S.W.3d 302 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2004, no pet.). A nationwide consumer class action was reversed.
Porterfield v. Cenlar, FSB, No. 05-14-00663-CV, 2016 WL 1019, 359 (Tex. App. – Dallas, Mar. 15, 2016, no pet.)
John F. Skelton, III v. Urban Trust Bank Cenlar FSB (In re Skelton), 605 Fed. Appx. 461 (5th Cir. 2015)
Naddour v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, 553 Fed. Appx. 435 (5th Cir. 2014).
Harris v. Pyramid Gom, Inc. (In re Solano Well Services, L.L.C.), 539 Fed. Appx. 579 (5th Cir. 2013).
Duran v. Entrust, Inc., No. 01-08-00589-CV, 2010 WL 1241093 (Tex. App. – Houston [1st Dist.] Mar. 25, 2010, pet. denied).
In re Cueva, 371 F.3d 232 (5th Cir. 2004)
TMS Mortgage, Inc. v. Golias, 102 S.W.3d 768 (Tex. App. – Beaumont 2003, no pet.)
Youngblood v. GC Services, Ltd. Partnership, 186 F.Supp. 2d 695 (W.D. Tex. 2002)
Merchandise Center, Inc., et al v. WNS, Inc., 85 S.W.3d 389 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2002, no pet.)
Boales v. Brighton Builders, 29 S.W.3d 159 (Tex. App. – Houston [14 th Dist.] 2000, review den.)
Askanase v. Livingwell, Inc., 45 F.3d 103 (5th Cir. 1995)
University of Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1977
Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science (Economics), 1973
Licensed, State Bar of Texas 1977-Present
- Southern District of Texas – U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- Northern District of Texas – U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- Eastern District of Texas – U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- Western District of Texas – U.S. District Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court
- U.S. Court of Claims
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Houston Bar Association
HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
Ed enjoys golf, fishing and hunting for recreation.