Rodney Drinnon

Rodney Drinnon

McCathern, PLLC
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Employment Law ...
  • Ohio, Texas
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Attorney Rodney L. Drinnon is an experienced litigator who handles complex civil litigation in cases in both federal & state courts and he is a partner in the McCathern Houston office. He has served as the lead trial lawyer on matters ranging from antitrust actions, contested corporate control disputes, director and officer liability, contract disputes, employment matters (including misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and Department of Labor investigations), insurance coverage questions, and oil and gas litigation. Mr. Drinnon is admitted to practice in Texas, Ohio, and Illinois and he has successfully tried cases in over ten jurisdictions throughout the country.

Mr. Drinnon has been instrumental in representing his clients in “bet the company” type litigation. In 2006, he obtained a temporary restraining order for the benefit of a Fortune 100 client, preventing its IT provider from effectively shutting down the company’s operations due to a dispute over a licensing issue. The matter was subsequently resolved favorably for his client prior to trial.

Mr. Drinnon has regularly represented both employers and former employees in trade secret and non-competition agreement cases. He has taken an active role in defending clients’ interests and preventing unfair competition through the improper acquisition of valuable trade information. Most recently, Mr. Drinnon obtained a temporary injunction against a former director of a major marine construction client in Hillsborough County, Florida. The case later resolved via mediation favorably for his client.

Similarly, Mr. Drinnon has obtained summary judgment or dismissals on behalf of employers defending claims of sex, race, age and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, FMLA, and FLSA claims.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Energy, Oil & Gas Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Managing Partner
McCathern, PLLC
- Current
Founding Member
Drinnon Wright PLLC
Loyola University Chicago
J.D. (1993)
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1990)
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Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas
Professional Associations
Ohio State Bar
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State Bar of Texas  # 24047841
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Websites & Blogs
Rodney Drinnon Profile on McCathern Website
McCathern Website
Contact & Map
McCathern, PLLC
2000 West Loop S
Suite 1850
Houston, TX 77027
Telephone: (832) 533-8689
Fax: (832) 213-4842