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Steve Zager is a jury trial lawyer who has established a winning reputation in courtrooms around the country. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Steve represents global leaders across a diverse range of industries, including communications, sports, health care, technology, professional services, chemicals, transportation, and food and beverage.

Steve has been recognized as one of the very best trial lawyers in the country by leading trade publications, including The American LawyerThe ABA Journal and The National Law JournalChambers USA has described him as “an impressive trial lawyer” and lauded “his ability to command a courtroom.”

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Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

B.A., Vanderbilt University

District of Columbia

New York

Texas

Austin Bar Association Director

Austin Bar Foundation Director

Houston Bar Association Officer and Director

Houston Bar Foundation Sustaining Life Fellow

KLRU Director

MD Anderson Cancer Center Director

State Bar of Texas Director

Texas Bar Foundation Sustaining Life Fellow

Vanderbilt Law School Director

Named among the top trial lawyers in the country


The National Law Journal

Named the top “Go To” lawyer for Litigation in Texas


The Texas Lawyer

Named a “Trial Ace”


Law360, 2015

Named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer


National Law Journal, 2018

Recognized among Top 10% in America for Intellectual Property


Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

Selected as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property”


American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation


Best Lawyers in America

Ranked as a leading lawyer for both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation


Best Lawyers New York, 2011 and 2012

Named a Texas “Super Lawyer”


each year since 2003

Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in Business Litigation


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings

Named a New York Metro “Super Lawyer”


2003-2009, 2011-2018

Recognized as one of Houston’s top trial lawyers


H Texas Magazine

Recognized as one of New York’s “Legal Elite”


Avenue Magazine

Named a Lawdragon


Lawdragon Magazine, 2010

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Recognition

Named among the top trial lawyers in the country


The National Law Journal

Named the top “Go To” lawyer for Litigation in Texas


The Texas Lawyer

Named a “Trial Ace”


Law360, 2015

Named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer


National Law Journal, 2018

Recognized among Top 10% in America for Intellectual Property


Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

Selected as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property”


American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation


Best Lawyers in America

Ranked as a leading lawyer for both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation


Best Lawyers New York, 2011 and 2012

Named a Texas “Super Lawyer”


each year since 2003

Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in Business Litigation


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings

Named a New York Metro “Super Lawyer”


2003-2009, 2011-2018

Recognized as one of Houston’s top trial lawyers


H Texas Magazine

Recognized as one of New York’s “Legal Elite”


Avenue Magazine

Named a Lawdragon


Lawdragon Magazine, 2010

News

In the News · Source: Texas Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Law360, Intellectual Property Magazine, General Counsel News, Commercial Dispute Resolution and World Intellectual Property Review

January 10, 2020
Trial lawyer Steven Zager joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice in Austin

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Matters

Represented telecommunications company in Lanham Act advertising case.

Represented beverage company in its defense of antitrust claims.

Represented international airlines in commercial dispute involving airplane leases.

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Represented telecommunications company in Lanham Act advertising case.

Represented beverage company in its defense of antitrust claims.

Represented international airlines in commercial dispute involving airplane leases.

Represented a sponsor of World Cup soccer in connection with the investigation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) by U.S. prosecutors for bribery and corruption on the part of FIFA officials.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in connection with a suit brought by an international energy conglomerate over the failed acquisition of a business unit.

Represented one of the world’s largest chemical companies in the prosecution of a trade secret case in Houston that ended in a verdict that was identified by the National Law Journal as one of the 10 largest verdicts in America at the time.

Successfully defended one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in the defense of national mass tort and consumer class action litigation in Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia.

Represented a trade association in San Jose against a member who violated rules and procedures in a high-profile case in the entertainment industry. Defendant was enjoined from making a DVD player that could make persistent digital copies of DVD content.

News

In the News · Source: Texas Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Law360, Intellectual Property Magazine, General Counsel News, Commercial Dispute Resolution and World Intellectual Property Review

January 10, 2020
Trial lawyer Steven Zager joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice in Austin

View all

Matters

Represented telecommunications company in Lanham Act advertising case.

Represented beverage company in its defense of antitrust claims.

Represented international airlines in commercial dispute involving airplane leases.

See more
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Matters

Represented telecommunications company in Lanham Act advertising case.

Represented beverage company in its defense of antitrust claims.

Represented international airlines in commercial dispute involving airplane leases.

Represented a sponsor of World Cup soccer in connection with the investigation of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) by U.S. prosecutors for bribery and corruption on the part of FIFA officials.

Represented a Big Four accounting firm in connection with a suit brought by an international energy conglomerate over the failed acquisition of a business unit.

Represented one of the world’s largest chemical companies in the prosecution of a trade secret case in Houston that ended in a verdict that was identified by the National Law Journal as one of the 10 largest verdicts in America at the time.

Successfully defended one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies in the defense of national mass tort and consumer class action litigation in Baltimore, Chicago, Philadelphia and the District of Columbia.

Represented a trade association in San Jose against a member who violated rules and procedures in a high-profile case in the entertainment industry. Defendant was enjoined from making a DVD player that could make persistent digital copies of DVD content.

News

In the News · Source: Texas Lawyer, Bloomberg Law, Law360, Intellectual Property Magazine, General Counsel News, Commercial Dispute Resolution and World Intellectual Property Review

January 10, 2020
Trial lawyer Steven Zager joins the firm's Trial and Global Disputes practice in Austin

View all

Credentials

J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law

B.A., Vanderbilt University

District of Columbia

New York

Texas

Austin Bar Association Director

Austin Bar Foundation Director

Houston Bar Association Officer and Director

Houston Bar Foundation Sustaining Life Fellow

KLRU Director

MD Anderson Cancer Center Director

State Bar of Texas Director

Texas Bar Foundation Sustaining Life Fellow

Vanderbilt Law School Director

Named among the top trial lawyers in the country


The National Law Journal

Named the top “Go To” lawyer for Litigation in Texas


The Texas Lawyer

Named a “Trial Ace”


Law360, 2015

Named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer


National Law Journal, 2018

Recognized among Top 10% in America for Intellectual Property


Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

Selected as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property”


American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation


Best Lawyers in America

Ranked as a leading lawyer for both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation


Best Lawyers New York, 2011 and 2012

Named a Texas “Super Lawyer”


each year since 2003

Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in Business Litigation


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings

Named a New York Metro “Super Lawyer”


2003-2009, 2011-2018

Recognized as one of Houston’s top trial lawyers


H Texas Magazine

Recognized as one of New York’s “Legal Elite”


Avenue Magazine

Named a Lawdragon


Lawdragon Magazine, 2010

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Close

Recognition

Named among the top trial lawyers in the country


The National Law Journal

Named the top “Go To” lawyer for Litigation in Texas


The Texas Lawyer

Named a “Trial Ace”


Law360, 2015

Named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer


National Law Journal, 2018

Recognized among Top 10% in America for Intellectual Property


Lawyers of Distinction, 2018

Selected as a “Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property”


American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

Ranked as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation


Best Lawyers in America

Ranked as a leading lawyer for both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation


Best Lawyers New York, 2011 and 2012

Named a Texas “Super Lawyer”


each year since 2003

Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in Business Litigation


LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings

Named a New York Metro “Super Lawyer”


2003-2009, 2011-2018

Recognized as one of Houston’s top trial lawyers


H Texas Magazine

Recognized as one of New York’s “Legal Elite”


Avenue Magazine

Named a Lawdragon


Lawdragon Magazine, 2010