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Education
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1985
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Arkansas, 2013
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit
Languages
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
Gary L. Pate
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Partner
gpate@thompsoncoe.com
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Assistant:
Crystal Carrier
713-358-6778 direct
ccarrier@thompsoncoe.com
Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-358-6779 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8210 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Overview

Gary Pate’s practice is focused upon trademark litigation, real estate and business disputes.  Gary’s clients love the fact that he is ever-responsive to their needs and focused upon obtaining positive results with cost-efficiency ever in mind.  Gary is a skilled litigator who has won trials where millions of dollars of client money were at stake.  Representative clients include real estate brokerages, cosmetic companies, pharmaceutical companies, universities, companies in the oil & gas market, steel traders, entrepreneurs, and small businesses.  Gary has vast experience in international arbitrations, domestic arbitrations, federal and state courts in Texas and in Arkansas.  Gary is the go-to advisor for several real estate brokerages in Texas for assistance in troubled transactions.

 

 

Representative Experience
  • Won a multi-million dollar award for Fremak Industries, Inc. in the International Court of Arbitration.
  • Won a favorable defense verdict for Fremak Industries, Inc. in a products liability lawsuit in federal court.
  • Won a complete defense verdict plus $1.2 Million in attorney’s fees in a trademark infringement case in the oil & gas industry.
  • Settled a client’s claim for $21 Million for a 100% recovery.
  • Represented Realtors, home owners, and a foundation company in a deceptive trade practices lawsuit and successfully won the case for all five clients.
  • Won lawsuit for Realtors sued over a $1.78 Million real estate transaction.
  • Successfully defended a pharmacy in a multi-million dollar case under the Texas Food Drug & Cosmetic Act.
  • Represented a major hair care company sued for trademark infringement by an industry giant in federal court.
Professional and Community Activities
  • Bible Teacher at Houston’s First Baptist Church
 
Speeches and Presentations

Frequent author of articles for the Texas Realtor Magazine.

  • Navigating Seller’s Disclosure After Hurricane Harvey-Texas Realtor Magazine Nov. 2017.
  • Don’t Fear the DTPA- Texas Realtor Magazine March 2017.