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Ed Nelson III

Founding Partner

817.377.3489

Ed is a founding partner of the firm whose practice concentrates on patent infringement and technology-based, complex commercial litigation. He has extensive trial court, arbitration, and appellate experience. Most recently, Ed helped Cellular Communications Equipment LLC win a substantial willful patent infringement verdict against Apple Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas.   Edward_R_Nelson_III-LT-250

Ed first litigated intellectual property matters at McKool Smith in Dallas and has since served as lead counsel on numerous patent enforcement matters for an array of clients across the country.  He specializes in multi-faceted, portfolio-based litigation campaigns and welcomes the challenge of implementing deployment strategies adapted to each engagement’s inimitable circumstances.

Ed received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1996 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable James Baker on the Texas Supreme Court. He graduated from Texas Christian University in 1993, magna cum laude. While at TCU, he was nominated to, and inducted into, The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Among numerous leadership positions in student governance, Ed was an elected representative of TCU’s Honors Cabinet and a faculty appointee to TCU’s Academic Appeals Committee. He published his honors thesis in the field of Economics and enjoyed creative writing acclaim with top awards in the Southwest Literature and Lorraine Shirley Portfolio Competitions.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Fifth Circuits, the Court of Federal Claims, the Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and the District of Colorado. He is a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a Sustaining Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation, and serves multiple, other civic and legal organizations.

Education

    University of Texas – Austin
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Phi Alpha Delta
    Texas Christian University
    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Commercial and Residential Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • State of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado

Honors & Professional Associations

  • Named to Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Attorney List, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in state wide poll, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Texas Christian University – Clark Society, Board of Directors, Chair-Elect + Scholarship Chair
  • Texas Christian University – Chacellor’s Council
  • Fort Worth Country Day School – Keystone Council

*Not licensed to practice in Illinois.