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Randall J.  Poelma

Randall J. Poelma

Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP
  • Business Law, Real Estate Law, Products Liability...
  • Texas
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Summary

Mr. Poelma’s main areas of practice include complex commercial litigation, subrogation, and real estate. His civil trial docket has broadened his exposure to vastly different areas of the law including professional liability, product liability, construction, maritime/admiralty issues involving both property damage and personal injuries, complex issues involving oil and gas exploration and production both on land and offshore, as well as contractual interpretation and indemnity issues. His practice includes litigation in both federal and state courts.

As a direct result of working hand-in-hand with both domestic and foreign insurance carriers as well as domestic and international corporate clients, he has developed a detailed understanding of the differences in the various markets and business practices. This knowledge and experience has allowed him to establish excellent working relationships with his clients, adjusters and carriers with assorted backgrounds and goals and likewise tailoring his professional services to their respective unique needs.

Obviously, most cases settle well before or during trial. Mr. Poelma has helped his clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars both in trial and through settlement, or helped defend against claims which could otherwise cripple a business from remaining a going concern. Mr. Poelma is licensed in state and federal courts throughout Texas, and has been admitted pro hac vice in state courts throughout the continental United States.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Products Liability
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Commercial Transactional and Litigation Matters
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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5th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas
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United States District Court for the District of Colorado
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United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern & Western Districts of Texas
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP
- Current
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List 2003, 2004, 2005
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Texas A&M University
B.B.A.
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Awards
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers Association
2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Premier 100 Civil Trial Attorney
National Academy of Jurisprudence
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Texas Rising Star
Superlawyers
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 * Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Star are registered trademarks of Thomson Reuters
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
Current
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Houston Bar Association
Current
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American Bar Association
Current
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Houston Young Lawyers Association
Current
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The Woodlands Bar Association
Current
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National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Current
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Property Loss Research Bureau
Current
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National Associations of Fire Investigators
Current
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Aggie Real Estate Network
Current
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Certifications
Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI)
National Association of Fire Investigators
Websites & Blogs
Website
Randall J. Poelma's Website Profile
Website
Doyen Sebesta & Poelma, LLLP Website
Contact & Map
450 Gears Rd
#350
Houston, TX 77067
USA
Telephone: (713) 580-8909
Fax: (713) 580-8910