- University of Texas at Austin (B.S.M.E., 2005)
- University of Houston Law Center (J.D., summa cum laude, 2008)
Law Clerk to the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr., United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2008 — 2010)
Weston O’Black is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts across the country. Originally from Houston, Weston joined Susman Godfrey in 2010 after a two-year federal clerkship. In his first six years at the firm, Weston has won victories on both sides of the docket. He regularly represents plaintiffs but has also successfully defended clients in cases where plaintiffs demanded millions. He has managed cases in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, and Delaware, to name a few.
Weston’s practice spans a wide variety of subject matters. He has considerable experience with contract disputes, the midstream industry, energy trading, exploration and production, petrochemical construction, mortgage lending, and products liability.
Whether representing plaintiffs or defendants, Weston’s focus is the same: preparing the case for trial. That focus creates efficiencies for clients and also provides benefits during pre-suit or pre-trial negotiations. Weston is regularly retained by clients to negotiate settlements of complex disputes before a lawsuit is filed. He also is regularly retained to take over pending cases for trial.
Weston encourages potential clients to contact him for references of current clients, former clients, former local counsel, and former opposing counsel.