Illustrative Matters

The Law Office of Samuel D. Davis, PLLC


  • Obtained $750,000 jury verdict for actual damages, $197,940 court award for attorneys’ fees, and $101,888 in pre-judgment interest in favor of Empire Torque Tools, LLC in breach of contract action against FMC Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies. Prior to Samuel’s involvement, FMC refused to pay anything more than $35,000.

  • Recovered net amount of $224,067 in arbitration for MasRam Mechanical, LP in breach of contract action against Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC, a subsidiary of a multi-national construction conglomerate; defeated Balfour’s $617,263 claim against MasRam for Balfour allegedly supplementing MasRam’s scope of work.

  • Obtained temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against steel purchaser and pipe yard on behalf of Samsung C&T America; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial in multi-million dollar action against steel purchaser and pipe yard for breach of contract, fraud, conversion, and tortious interference with an existing contract.

  • Successfully enforced JD Fields & Company, Inc.’s exclusive steel distribution agreement; recovered all damages and attorney’s fees incurred by JD Fields in action for tortious interference with an existing contract.

  • Recovered one hundred percent of economic damages claimed by Samsung C&T America, Inc. in breach of contract and breach of warranty action against steel supplier; obtained favorable settlement prior to trial.

  • Recovered six-figure settlement for JD Fields & Company, Inc. in breach of contract action against customer that refused to pay for damages caused by customer’s cancelation of purchase order for steel piling.

  • Achieved six-figure settlement prior to trial in a business owner’s dispute with his former partner.

  • Dissolved temporary restraining order obtained by a client’s former employer and defeated former employer’s attempt to obtain a temporary injunction relating to alleged theft of trade secrets and confidential business information.

  • Obtained temporary restraining order and temporary injunction in favor of client prohibiting controlling shareholder from selling or alienating company equipment and preventing controlling shareholder from commingling or dissipating company assets in dispute between business partners.

  • Conducted risk assessment and provided pre-litigation advice relating to non-compete agreements and trade secrets for a client considering opening competing business with his employer.

  • Obtained favorable settlement in professional negligence and deceptive trade practices action against a client’s former advisor that improperly provided accounting services.  

  • Provided pre-litigation advice, prepared notices, and filed mechanics liens on construction project on behalf of engineering firm; obtained full payment on over half a million dollars of outstanding and past due invoices without the necessity of litigation.


King & Spalding LLP*


  • Investors who funded the development of patented technology in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, promissory estoppel, and unjust enrichment action against former counsel, investment advisor, and business partners.

  • Natural gas plant operator/owner in breach of contract, fraud, and unjust enrichment action against investors.

  • Seller in breach of asset purchase agreement action relating to the sale of company providing information technology training.

  • Multinational energy company in groundwater and real estate contamination cases pending in state and federal courts across the country.

  • Beverage company in electricity supply contract dispute.


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 2003-2006

Queen Mary University – London, England


B.A., magna cum laude, Economics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1999-2003

University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Bar Number – 24055381

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Prior Experience

  • King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX – 2006-2015

  • Texas-Rio Grande Legal Aid, Austin, TX – 2004

  • Administrative Office of the Courts, Atlanta, GA – 2003

Pro Bono Experience & Recognition

  • Served as an assistant prosecutor in Fort Bend County.

  • Represented prison minister in wrongful termination and free speech retaliation case.

  • Represented indigent clients in housing rights cases.

  • Recognized as pro-bono champion by the Texas Civil Rights Project.

  • Represented local couple in a suit affecting the parent child relationship; obtained court order appointing the local couple as managing conservators of the child, thereby protecting the child from unstable biological mother with substance abuse problem. 

Professional Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association (Litigation Section)

  • State Bar of Texas Association (Litigation Section)

Samuel D. Davis

*Samuel Davis did not serve as lead counsel on the matters listed in connection with his employment with King & Spalding LLP.