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Lance Caughfield is a Partner with the law firm of Baker | Moran. Lance is a board certified appellate attorney who also maintains a healthy trial and complex litigation practice.  Because of Lance’s extensive litigation background and his continuing litigation practice, he is uniquely situated to handle an appeal.  Lance brings his litigation knowledge and expertise into every appellate matter he handles.  Lance’s litigation experience is vast and varied.  It includes such areas as complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, real property disputes, contract claims, insurance litigation, products liability claims, and personal injury litigation.  Lance is also an effective mediator who knows how to resolve conflicts.  Because of his experience and reputation as both a plaintiff and defense attorney, Lance is particularly well-suited for mediation in cases that involve difficult matters and the need for the evaluation and problem-solving expertise of an attorney whom all parties can trust.

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Member of The State Bar of Texas

  • Member of The College of The State Bar of Texas

  • Member of The Federal Bar Association

  • Member of The Dallas Bar Association

  • Member of The Legal Writing Institute

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law Moot Court Coach of the Year, Multiple Years

Educational and Professional Background

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Priscilla Owen, Supreme Court of Texas, 1995

  • University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor

  • Texas Intellectual Property Journal, Articles Editor

  • Abilene Christian University, Dual Bachelors of Arts, Summa Cum Laude

  • ACU Dallas, Duncum Center for Conflict Resolution, Mediation Training

Selected Appellate Cases

  • Matter of O-S-, A200 234 676 (Board of Immigration Appeals 2016)

  • Victory Park Mobile Home Park v. Booher, No. 05-12-01057-CV (Tex. App.—Dallas Feb. 26, 2014)

  • Adam Tech. Int’l S.A. de C.V. v. Sutherland Global Services, Inc., 729 F.3d 443 (5th Cir. 2013)

  • University of Tex. S.W. Med. Ctr. at Dallas v. Estate of Arancibia, 324 S.W.3d 544 (Tex. 2010)

  • Bell v. VPSI, Inc., 205 S.W.3d 706 (Tex. App.–Fort Worth 2006, no pet.)

  • Sandy Creek Investors, Ltd. v. The City of Jonestown, 325 F.3d 623 (5th Cir. 2003)

  • Straza v. Friedman, Driegert & Hsueh, LLC, et al., 124 S.W.3d 404 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2003, pet. denied)

  • Foster v. Borg-Warner Protective Services Corp., No. 14-97-00982-CV (Tex. App.–Houston [14th] Oct. 29, 1998)

  • Davis v. Burks, No. 96-7321 (U.S. 1996)

Selected Publications

  • Texas Court of Appeals Update – Substantive, The Appellate Advocate, Volume XXI, Number 1, Page 63, 2008

  • Credibility, in The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials 131 (Lundquist and Pytte, ed. 2008)

  • The Twists and Turns of Attorney-Client Privilege, Texas Lawyer, October 29, 2001, at Page 32

  • Communicating Credibility, Litigation Journal, Volume 27, Number 4 (Summer 2001) (reprinted in The Litigation Manual: Jury Trials, 131 (Lundquist and Pytte, editions 2008))

  • Track Records: A comparison of the Rates of Reversal of Personal-Injury Verdicts in the Federal Circuit, Certworthy, Winter 2001 (with David Pruessner)

  • The Y2K Act: Puzzling Protection for Defendants, Local Government Law Weekly, Nov. 22, 1999, at 1, 3

  • Who’s Picking Up the Tab? Policyholders Try to Bill Insurer for Y2K Remediation Costs, Texas Lawyer, Sept. 20, 1999, at 23

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