Terrell W. Oxford
Partner
Houston Office Phone: (713) 653-7896 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • University of Texas (J.D., with honors, 1977)
  • Harvard University (B.A., cum laude, 1969) — combined degree, Applied Math & Economics
Honors and Distinctions
  • Texas Law Review, 1975-77
  • Author: "Antitrust-Tying Arrangements-Class Actions," 55 Tex. L. Rev. 343 (1977)
  • Speaker: Advanced Civil Discovery Seminar, University of Houston Continuing Education Program: Litigation & Trial Tactics, Oct. 2004.
  • Speaker: Harris County Judicial Education Conference, Aug. 2006
  • Speaker: State Bar of Texas: Advanced Business and Commercial Litigation: Recent Developments In Federal Securities Law, 2004
  • Speaker: Master Advocate Institute Series: Expert Opinion Evidence: Hot Topics for Civil Litigators, Jan. 2003.
  • Speaker: State Bar of Texas: Litigation: What's Hot and What's Not in Business Litigation.
  • Southwest Legal Foundation Antitrust Course
  • 1997, 2001, 2005 — Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine
  • 2003, 2004, 2012 — Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine (Thomson Reuters)
  • 2006 — Recognized in Chambers USA Lawyers Directory as top antitrust litigator.
  • 2006 — Recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in the area of commercial litigation by American Lawyer Media.
  • 2007 — Recognized in Who's Who Legal: Texas 2007 (Law and Business Research Ltd.) as a pre-eminent lawyer in the areas of commercial litigation and competition.
  • 2007 -- Selected by the Dallas Business Journal as a one of the "Top business-defense lawyers in the D-FW Metroplex"
  • 2003 — 2012 — Recognized in Super Lawyers (Law & Politics Magazine, Thomson Reuters) in area of business litigation.
  • 2008 — Recognized in Best Lawyers (Woodward White, Inc.) in two categories: "Bet the Company" lawyers and commercial litigation.
  • 2010 — Recipient of the Southwest Jewish Congress Flame of Honor Award
  • 2011 — Selected by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
  • 2015 - Recognized in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc.) - Bet-the-company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • 2017 & 2018- Recognized in Best Lawyers n America (Woodward White Inc.) - Bet-the-company Litigation and Commercial Litigation
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Articles

"What's left of Voir Dire after Hyundai?" T. Oxford & F. Moss, Texas Lawyer, vol. 22, no. 6 (Apr. 10, 2006)

"Climate Change and Connecticut v. American Electric Power -- Where Has the Supreme Court Left us?," The Advocate, vol. 57 (Winter 2011)

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Wins
  • Terry Oxford and partner Ophelia Camina win $226 million fraud verdict and judgment for Dillard's.  Their $226 million jury verdict in Dillard's, Inc. vs. i2 Technologies, Inc. was one of the Top Ten Jury    Verdicts in the United States in 2010 and has been selected for the Texas Jury Verdicts Hall of Fame. Click here to view the article.  The dispute arose after Dillard's, Inc. (DDS) licensed supply chain software from i2 Technologies, Inc., now a subsidiary of JDA Software Group, Inc. (JDAS).  After five weeks of trial, a Dallas jury found i2 liable for fraud and breach of warranty, awarding over $76 million in benefit-of-the-bargain damages and $150 million in punitive damages against i2. The jury also rejected i2's counterclaims. After lengthy post-trial motions were heard and denied, a Judgment for over $239 million, including pre-judgment interest, was entered. The case settled on appeal.
  • Oxford and partner Jonathan Bridges filed a record-setting qui tam suit under the federal False Claims Act against Oklahoma's Gold Bank on behalf of a group of the bank's customers and the federal government. In this loan-fraud action, which Bridges and Oxford litigated on behalf of the federal government, they successfully negotiated what the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma called the largest single settlement ever recovered by the United States in his district. View the Department of Justice's press release here. In a subsequent class action against the bank, Bridges and Oxford, as co-lead counsel, obtained a settlement that paid an average of more than $20,000 to each member of the class, which consisted of several hundred of the bank's customers.
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Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Master, Patrick Higginbotham Inn of Court (2003 — present); President 2011-2013
  • Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas (1992-93)
  • Chair, Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the Northern District of Texas (1993-94)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association — Chair, Bench Bar Conference (1996)
  • Member: United States District Court: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Texas Teachers' Association (1969-74)

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS

  • Greenhill School — Assistant Chair (2006 — 2008); Board Member (1999 — 2008)
  • Dallas Inter Soccer Club — President (2004-06)
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Professional Recognition

Russ Yeager, Partner at Vinson & Elkins, comments in Law360

Q: Outside your own firm, name an attorney in your field who has impressed you and explain why.

A: Terry Oxford of Susman Godfrey. We were adversaries in an insurance class action in Oregon several years ago — two Texas lawyers arguing over class certification in the Pacific Northwest. He was creative, ethical and persuasive in arguing his case and a great team player when we later found ourselves on the same side, defending our settlement against objectors.

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Notable Representations
  • Patent – Lead patent trial lawyer for the plaintiff in Innovative Sonic v. Blackberry Corp.
  • Business Litigation — Lead trial lawyer for ORYX Capital Markets in suits involving two commercial mortgage — backed securities offerings.
  • Securities Class Actions — Lead counsel for plaintiffs in Houston Oil Trust litigation, First Republic Bank litigation.
  • Antitrust — Lead trial lawyer for Loews Corporation defending movie market allocation case.
  • Qui Tam — Lead counsel prosecuting In re Gold Bank case.Defamation — Lead trial lawyer inGreen v. Dillard's.
  • Consumer Class Action — Co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in Laughlin v. Allstate Ins. Co.
  • Trade Secrets/Injunctions — Lead defense counsel in Wilson Art v. Aristech
  • Global Warming Litigation — Represented Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition challenging coal plant applications.
  • Tax Litigation — Lead counsel in Southgate v. United States
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