The Storm Law Firm Anniversary
In April 2013, The Storm Law Firm PLLC celebrated its first anniversary since its formation as a boutique appellate and trial practice. After 10 years working with large and mid-size law firms, the firm’s founder, Eric B. Storm, decided it was time to open a firm committed to providing top-tier legal representation with a flexible business model that is dedicated to client service. The results have been outstanding.
During its first year, the Storm Law Firm represented major public and private companies, individuals, and businesses from across the country in high-stakes litigation and appeals in the United States Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, the Third Court of Appeals in Austin, the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, and before several Texas trial courts in Bastrop, Starr, and Travis counties. Among other successes, the firm won summary judgment in a construction case for Direct Energy U.S. Home Services; defended a temporary injunction compelling a shareholder meeting, and negotiated a very favorable settlement on behalf of the largest group of shareholders in a Texas-based media corporation; settled a breach of contract case brought against an oil-field services company; filed an appeal on behalf of National Media Co., a billboard advertising company; settled a fire insurance claim arising from the 2011 Bastrop fire; and persuaded the City of Austin to grant a sign permit to Acme Partnership, L.P. and compensate the company for necessary attorney’s fees.
Prior to forming The Storm Law Firm, Mr. Storm was part of the trial team of Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP, where he litigated a wide variety of insurance, financial services, employment, and class action cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Prior to joining EMH, Mr. Storm was a Senior Associate with the international firm of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, where he worked as a trial and appellate attorney for 8 years. Mr. Storm received his law degree in 2001 from the University of Texas School of Law and he served as an articles editor on the Texas Law Review. Following graduation, he was a law clerk at the Texas Supreme Court for now-Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson. Mr. Storm is also of counsel with the trial and appellate firm of Johns, Marrs, Ellis & Hodge, LLP.