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Paul J. Zoeller

pzoeller@zoellerlaw.com

Paul J. Zoeller’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis in business litigation, products liability, toxic tort, intellectual property and environmental, health and safety matters. He has represented manufacturing, automotive, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer goods companies in a broad range of contract, products liability, intellectual property, antitrust and other commercial litigation matters. Paul also has represented corporations and individuals in white-collar criminal cases. He has served as lead trial and appellate counsel in numerous product liability, commercial, and criminal matters. Paul also has advised numerous large companies in a wide array of areas, including commercial transactions, antitrust, health and safety, employment, insurance and corporate governance.

Paul spent the last fifteen (15) years as a partner at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP. Prior to joining Kasowitz, Paul was an Associate General Counsel at Celanese International Corporation, where he was responsible for Celanese’s North American litigation. He also served as an Associate General Counsel at Celanese Chemicals and Hoechst Celanese Corporation, where he was at various times responsible for litigation, employment law, and legal oversight of global environmental, health and safety audits, as well as serving as primary legal counsel for two major business groups with combined annual revenues exceeding $2 billion. Before joining Hoechst Celanese, Paul was an Assistant District Attorney and in private practice in New York City.

 

Education

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1983

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
B.S., 1980

Bar Admissions

• Texas, New York

 

 
 
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Misty L. Pless

mpless@zoellerlaw.com

Misty L. Pless focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. She has represented clients in breach of contract, business torts, real estate, construction, and employment disputes as well as disputes relating to insurance coverage for property damage, third party liability, and directors and officers. She has represented a variety of clients in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, construction, automotive, technology, industry, and real estate sectors. She has served as trial counsel and appellate counsel in numerous torts, breach of contract, and construction cases.

Misty was an attorney at Phelps Dunbar LLP for five years prior to spending ten (10) years as an attorney at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP.

 

Education

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2003
cum laude (top 6%)

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
B.S., 1999
cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, New York

  • Eastern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Southern District of Texas, and Western District of Texas