Nicholas Petree is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, and his current practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in various federal and state courts, as well as arbitration proceedings.

Practice & Background

Mr. Petree is a litigator with experience prosecuting and defending a variety of contract, tort and business tort claims, including breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, shareholder oppression, negligence, defamation, toxic tort and other legal theories.  He has represented clients in various industries, including energy, financial services and real estate, as well as shareholders in ownership disputes.    

Mr. Petree received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center where he graduated magna cum laude and as a member of the Order of the Coif.  In law school, Mr. Petree was a member of the mock trial team, an editor of the Houston Journal of International Law, and a research assistant on matters relating to constitutional law and closely held business organizations.  Prior to law school, he received his B.B.A. from Texas A&M University, where he also served as the President of the Memorial Student Center. 

Mr. Petree is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Aggie Bar Association.  He has served as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and provided pro bono legal services in conjunction with the Montgomery County Women’s Center, representing women in child custody, divorce and restraining order actions.