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Drew Spaniol is one of the most experienced commercial litigators in the firm’s Dallas office. In over ten years of practice, Mr. Spaniol has litigated disputes relating to financial services, anti-competitive actions, real-estate and development loans, real-estate backed securities transactions, non-compete agreements, and disagreements involving both on-shore and off-shore oil-and-gas production. Mr. Spaniol has practiced before state and federal courts, including bankruptcy courts, in both Texas and Louisiana (where Mr. Spaniol is also licensed). Mr. Spaniol’s litigation practice has provided him with a broad knowledge-base in an array of industries.

Mr. Spaniol’s commercial litigation experience includes contested contracts and quasi-contracts, fraud and fraud-related claims, defaults on loan and guaranty agreements, non-competition and confidentiality obligations, and unfair debt collection practices. In addition to traditional business disputes, Mr. Spaniol has also litigated bankruptcy adversary proceedings, representing both creditors and debtors. In class-action and multi-district litigation, Mr. Spaniol has represented clients in matters ranging from storm-related property damage to unfair lending practices in the home-mortgage industry.

Mr. Spaniol lives in Lakewood and is active in the Dallas community. He chairs the board of directors for Literacy Instruction for Texas, a non-profit dedicated to improving Texas by teaching adults to read. Mr. Spaniol also serves on the board of directors for the Dallas Asian American Bar Association, mentors local law-school students, volunteers with the Veterans Subcommittee of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, and frequently judges state mock-trial and moot-court competitions.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Spaniol was a nationally-recognized French teacher and a law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey P. Victory of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Dallas City Lead for the Group Mentor Program and Individual Mentor Program (2013-3014)
    • Leadership Dallas - Class of 2013
    • Literacy Instruction for Texas, Board of Directors (Chair of the Governance Committee)
    • Volunteer Reader for the Blind
    • Volunteer Teacher at VITA (Volunteers in Teaching Adults)
    • Texas Rising Star (Business Litigation, 2012)
    • Literacy Instruction for Texas, Board of Directors (Chair of the Governance Committee)
    • Volunteer Reader for the Blind
    • Volunteer Teacher at VITA (Volunteers in Teaching Adults)
    • Texas Rising Star (Business Litigation, 2012)
    • Volunteer Teacher at VITA (Volunteers in Teaching Adults)
    • Texas Rising Star (Business Litigation, 2012)
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Professional Affiliations

    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Texas State Bar Association
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
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