Clint Twaddell

ctwaddell@branscombpc.com
512.735.7800

Clint Twaddell is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group. Clint’s practice focuses on complex commercial and fiduciary litigation at the trial and appellate levels. His experience includes obtaining favorable results in trial and appellate courts in a wide array of cases, as well as several favorable settlements.

Education

B.A., Duke University, 2007 cum laude
J.D., University of Texas, 2010 with honors

Licenses

All Texas state courts
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Professional

Judicial Intern, Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas, 2008
Clerk, City of Austin Legal Department, 2010
Member, Austin Bar Association Civil Appellate Section

Representative Matters

Appellate Court Experience
• Briefed case in the Third Court of Appeals involving federal preemption of an oral contract for labor on a federally-funded highway project and perfection of bond claims.
• Briefed and argued case in the Thirteenth Court of Appeals defending a $5 million summary judgement against a mineral operator for non-payment of production proceeds.
• Briefed and argued case in the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in litigation arising from a former shareholder’s suit for access to the defendant corporation’s books and records, resulting in reversal of the trial court’s denial of a plea to the jurisdiction.
• Briefed and argued case in the Thirteenth Court of Appeals in a lawsuit hinging on the proper construction of an insurance policy applicable to a multimillion dollar oil tank failure.
• Authored mandamus briefing in the Thirteenth Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas, resulting in successful defense of the trial court’s order compelling production of documents.
• Briefed interlocutory appeal to the Fourteenth Court of Appeals, resulting in compulsion of arbitration in an injury case arising from a refinery explosion.
• Briefed more than ten other appellate cases in the First, Fourth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth Courts of Appeals, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Trial Court Experience
• Prepared jury questions and argued the charge conference in a trial arising from the termination of a cardiologist’s employment, centering on the proper interpretation of a covenant not to compete and whether the termination was with or without cause.
• Prepared jury questions and argued the charge conference in a trial over control of a $24 million estate, involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims and trust exculpatory clause defenses.
• Prevailed on, or forced nonsuit or favorable settlement with, numerous dispositive motions in Texas state courts on wide-ranging substantive issues, including obtaining a $5 million summary judgment against a mineral operator for non-payment of production proceeds as a third year lawyer.

Personal

Clint lives in Austin with his wife, Jean. He is an avid Duke basketball fan and guitarist.