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Description of Practice:

Mr. Corn represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business, tort and estate litigation.  His experience includes:

  • general business and commercial litigation, including class action, contract, fraud, RICO, deceptive trade practices, collection, usury, secured transaction, construction, franchisee/franchisor, manufacturer/distributor, and interference with contracts or business relations litigation;

  • state and federal securities law claims, including customer/broker, class/underwriter, limited partner/general partner or lender actions, control person liability claims, short swing profit actions, derivative suits, investment banking controversies, and Securities and Exchange Commission actions and investigations;

  • intellectual property and employment litigation involving trade secrets, unfair competition, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, and copyrights;

  • general negligence, premises and product liability litigation;

  • environmental litigation;

  • OSHA litigation;

  • professional negligence litigation, including legal, accounting, and psychiatric malpractice claims;

  • insurance coverage, including environmental and bad faith claims;

  • fiduciary litigation, including will contests and suits by and against executors, administrators, guardians, and trustees;

  • real estate litigation, including foreclosure, forcible detainer, landlord-tenant, and easement litigation; and

  • extraordinary remedies litigation, including injunctions, receiverships, sequestrations, garnishments, and attachments.

Mr. Corn has experience representing parties in litigation involving a wide variety of businesses, industries, professions and subject matter, including the following: securities issuers, underwriters and broker-dealers; banking and commercial lending; professional fiduciaries; pipelines; industrial construction; hotels; vending; cattle; industrial laundry and dry cleaning; motor vehicle dealers; biotechnology; real estate development; engineering; educational institutions; consumer electronics; oil and gas production; oilfield services; oil and gas tool and equipment manufacturing; oil and gas exploration software and computer systems; waste hauling; marine radar; security systems; music publishing; travel agencies; authors; nursing homes; exercise equipment; mobile drilling equipment; funeral services.

Representative Cases:

  • In re Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc., 420 S.W.3d 342, No. 14-13-00681-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 22, 2014 WL 27010 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] Jan. 2, 2014, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Platinum Energy Solutions, Inc., No. 14-13-00853-CV, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 12234, 2013 WL 5503878 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] Sept. 30, 2013, orig. proceeding)
  • Kerr v. Exobox Technologies Corp., No. H-10-4221, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7523, 2012 WL 201872, Fed. Sec. L. Rep. (CCH) P96716 (S.D. Tex. Jan. 23, 2012); Kerr v. Exobox Technologies Corp., No. H-10-4221 (S.D. Tex. Sep. 12, 2012)(memorandum and order)
  • Garza v. Evans, No. 01-11-00666-CV, 2012 Tex. App. LEXIS 4157 (Houston [1st Dist.] May 24, 2012, no pet.)
  • Alpert v. Riley, No. H-04-CV-3774, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7212 (S.D. Tex. 2008)
  • Thomas F. Noons and Six Continents Hotels, Inc. v. Behzad Arabghani, No. 13-03-628-CV, 2005 Tex.App. LEXIS 6941 (Corpus Christi Aug. 25, 2005, pet. denied)
  • Monsanto Co. v. Davis, 97 S.W.3d 642 (Tex.App.--Waco 2002, pet. denied)
  • Texas Capital Securities Management, Inc. v. J.D. Sandefer, III, et al., 80 S.W.3d 260 (Tex.App.--Texarkana 2002, no pet.)
  • Monsanto Co. v. Davis, 25 S.W.3d 773 (Tex.App.--Waco 2000, pet. dism'd w.o.j.)
  • Mellon Service Co. v. Touche Ross & Co., 17 S.W.3d 432 (Tex.App.--Houston [1st Dist.] 2000, no pet.)
  • H & R Block, Inc. v. Haese, 992 S.W.2d 437 (Tex. 1999)
  • H & R Block, Inc. v. Haese, 976 S.W.2d 237 (Tex.App.--Corpus Christi 1998, pet. denied)
  • Deloitte & Touche v. Weller, 976 S.W.2d 212 (Tex.App.--Amarillo 1998, pet. denied), cert. denied, 526 U.S. 1117, 119 S.Ct. 1765, 143 L.Ed.2d 795 (1999)
  • Mellon Service Co. v. Touche Ross & Co., 946 S.W.2d 862 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] 1997, no writ)
  • Commonwealth Mortgage Assurance Co. v. Jennings, 1988 WL 56985 (E.D. Pa. 1988)
  • Economy Forms Corp. v. Williams Brothers Construction Co., 754 S.W.2d 451 (Tex.App.--Houston [14th Dist.] 1988, no writ)
  • Falcon Construction Co. v. Economy Forms Corp., 805 F.2d 1229 (5th Cir. 1986)
  • Cox v. Rice Trust, Inc., 648 S.W.2d 758 (Tex.App.--Tyler 1983, no writ)

Practice Forums:

Mr. Corn is admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • All courts of the State of Texas (1978)
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas (1979)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (1987)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1999)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1979)

Mr. Corn has also practiced, with local counsel, in the following courts:   U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of California, Western District of Louisiana, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Virginia, Southern District of New York, District of Nevada; Second Supreme Judicial District Court, Washoe Co., Nevada.

Mr. Corn has also practiced before the following administrative courts:  U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission; Texas Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Board.

Mr. Corn has also practiced before the following arbitration associations or tribunals:  American Arbitration Association (New York, Dallas and Houston offices; Commercial and International Rules); National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.; New York Stock Exchange.

Professional Memberships and Rating:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association (Sections: Litigation, Securities Litigation and Arbitration Law)
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory individual rating:  AV


  • 1975 B.A. with Honors, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1978 J.D. University of Houston Law Center



Principal Office: 3131 Eastside Street, Suite 440, Houston, Texas 77098.


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