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Fahl & Donaldson, PLLC - Open and Actively Practicing During Pandemic

801 Louisiana, Suite 400, Houston, Texas 77002

Established: 1995

Qualified Member Since: 2000

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Law
  • Litigation
  • Motor Carriers
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Transactions
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Claims
  • Contractors Liability
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Design Professionals
  • Construction Accidents
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Arbitration
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Lien Work, Defect and Delay Claims (Prosecution and Defense)
  • Surety Bonds
  • Risk Management
  • Religious Institutions
  • Subrogation
  • Warranty
  • Trucking Liability
  • Trucks/Heavy Equipment
  • Trucking Litigation

Cases Gone to Trial : 125

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About Us

Many attorneys say they have "handled" many cases. This is "code" for not much trial or arbitration experience. The shareholders of Fahl & Donaldson have 70 years combined litigation with many actual trials and arbitrations in the areas of civil, transportation, general liability, construction, liens, insurance, personal injury, death, paraplegic, quadriplegic, throughout the Texas Gulf Coast Area, from Houston to Beaumont, Orange to Newton, Angleton to Conroe.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

  • Harvest Insurance Company
  • Zurich Insurance - Special Panel Counsel

Representative Non Insurance Clients

  • Aldine Independent School District
  • Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
  • ARUP
  • H.B. Neild & Sons, Inc.
  • LBX Lighting, Inc.

Transportation Clients

  • Thigpen Trucking, Inc.
  • Western Dairy Transport, LLC

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


Glenn J. Fahl

Houston, TX

Admitted
  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Honorable Order of Blue Goose
  • Texas Trucking Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Certifications:
  • Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Diplomate Trial Advocacy Certification, Court Practice Institute
  • Certification of Completion Accident Reconstruction for Attorneys, Texas A&M
Education:
  • State University of New York at Plattsburgh, B.A., 1980
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1984
Fraternity Information:
Phi Delta Phi

Born: 1957


R. Kelly Donaldson

Houston, TX

  • Telephone: 346-202-0502

Years of Experience: 32

Practice Areas
  • Construction
  • Construction Claims
  • Construction Defect
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Liability
  • Construction Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Surety Bonds
  • Surety
  • Mechanics Liens
Admitted
  • Texas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America- Construction & Surety Law; Texas SuperLawyers- Construction & Surety Law

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas (Construction Section, Litigation Section)
  • Houston Bar Association (Construction Section)
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University Law School, J.D., 1986

Born: 1957

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Associate Attorneys


Michael W. Cramer

Houston, TX

  • Telephone: 346-202-0504

Years of Experience: 34

Admitted
  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2002
Additional Biographical Details:

AV- Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1983

Born: 1955


Scott M. Owen

Houston, TX

Years of Experience: 30

Admitted
  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1990
Education:
  • Rhodes College, B.A., 1982
  • Georgetown University, M.A., 1984
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1989

Born: 1960


Campbell A. Colyer

Houston, TX

Years of Experience: 1

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Liability Defense
  • Trucking Liability
  • Construction Law
Admitted
  • Texas, 2018
Memberships:
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., 2014
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2017
Fraternity Information:
Sigma Chi - Eta Upsilon Chapter

Born: 1991


Theodore G. Skarbowski

Houston, TX

  • Telephone: 346-202-0503

Years of Experience: 28

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trucking Industry Defense
  • Wills and Estate Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, 1992
Reported Cases:
Klein v. Hernandez, 260 S.W.2d3d 1, (Tex.App.-Houston[1st Dist.] 2008, aff'd in part, and rev'd in part, Klein v. Hernandez, 315 S.W.3d 1 (Tex.2010); Klein v. Hernandez, 333 S.W.3d 689, (Tex.App.-Houston[1st Dist.] 2010; Williams v. Chatman, et. al., 17 S.W.3d 694, (Tex.App.-Amarillo 1999, pet.denied)
Education:
  • Sam Houston State University, B.A. Political Science (cum laude, Dean's List), 1986
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 1992

Born: 1955

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Serious Injury School Bus Case Verdict 6, Verdict Search

TBI Verdict 7, Verdict Search

Retailer Product Liability Verdict 8, Verdict Search

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