Callan Edquist is an experienced commercial litigator with a breadth of experience across a number of industries, including oil & gas, energy resources, and health care. Aaggressive advocate for his clients, Callan has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation from initial investigation to trialHe has represented several Fortune 500 companies and iwidely trusted by clients facing highprofile matters. 

Before joining Jordan, Lynch & Cancienne, Callan worked with several AmLaw 100 firms. He also had the unique privilege of serving as the first judicial law clerk for the Honorable Al Bennett of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas. His clerkship provided him with a unique look into how the courts make decisions, which he now effectively leverages for his clients on a daily basis. 

Callan earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law where he served on the editorial board for the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. 

EDUCATION

The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2013 

Honors and Activities: Publications Editor, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal; Lone Star Mock Trial Competition; TYLA Mock Trial Competition Team  

Texas A&M University, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 2009  

PAST EXPERIENCE

Winston & Strawn LLP 

Norton Rose Fulbright 

Law Clerk for the Honorable Al Bennett 

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Commercial Litigation

  • Represented large oil and gas company in joint venture dispute where partner company had misrepresented interest in leased lands in order to fraudulently induce a waiver of a veto right.
  • Member of defense litigation team representing non-profit organization in a contract dispute wherein the director of the organization was terminated for performance issues.

Trade Secret

  • Represented chemical manufacturer being sued for trade secret violations for the use of alleged confidential information from a director hired from a competitor.
  • Represented oil and gas technology company in a suit where employee stole trade secret information. Trade secret information was found on company hard drives that employee had attempted to destroy.

Patent

  • Member of trial team that won a complete defense verdict in suit against major healthcare technology company in suit by third party inventor alleging patent infringement. Verdict included the invalidation of several claims of inventor’s patent.
  • Member of trial team that secured a $27 million verdict in Delaware Federal Court for infringement of telecommunications patent.

Tort Litigation

  • Lead investigation team immediately following the death of an oil field services employee on a drilling platform.
  • Member of defense team in a suit against the owner of an 18-wheeler in a vehicular accident resulting in the death of the driver.
  • Represented corporate defendant in a suit filed by a driver who was injured in a vehicular accident with one of its employees—authored winning summary judgment motion on respondeat superior claim.

Other

  • Qui Tam – Member of defense team in a false claims act suit involving alleged pass through payments of a minority owned medical supply company.
  • False Advertising – Member of plaintiff team alleging false advertising of steel grade manufacturers who imported steel from overseas.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEECHES

Speaker, Labor and Employment Continuing Legal Education – Employee v. Independent Contractor (2019) 

Speaker, Texas Discovery Update Continuing Legal Education (2018) 

“The Status of Environmental Class Actions Post Walmart v. Dukes,” Texas Environment Law Journal (2013) 

Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Editorial Board – Publications Editor (2012-2013) 

COURT ADMISSONS

Member of the State Bar of Texas 

Texas Southern District Court 

Texas Western District Court 

PRO BONO/COMMUNITY

Young Life – West Houston Young Life Committee 

Partner – Grace Bible Church 

Houston Young Lawyers – Adopt-an-Angel Committee (2016) 

Small Steps Nurturing Center – Young Professionals Board (2016) 

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Committeeman (2015-2017)