Caitlyn G. Cowan


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Caitlyn Cowan focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. 

Following law school, Caitlyn was a law clerk to Chief Judge Priscilla Richman, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, from 2020 to 2021.

Representative Matters

Oil and Gas Jury Trial
Represented an oilfield services company in a contract dispute that culminated in a four-week jury trial in Harris County, Texas.  Caitlyn was a key member of the trial team from day one, leading discovery, defending and taking multiple depositions, drafting numerous briefs, and preparing the case for trial.  During trial, Caitlyn presented a key witness over three days and cross examined another.

Tanos Exploration II, LLC v. PetroTech Solutions, LLC, et al.
Represented well operator Tanos Exploration II, LLC in a suit against its chemical supplier, PetroTech Solutions, LLC, in Harrison County, Texas for products liability, breach of contract, and breach of warranty.  The suit related to a blowout of one of Tanos’s wells in East Texas.  Investigation of the blowout revealed the extreme corrosivity of the chemicals PetroTech had injected into that well, along with 28 other wells.  Tanos spent approximately $15 million testing and repairing all 29 wells.  In addition to actual damages, Tanos alleged exemplary damages against PetroTech, and months before trial, the Court found that Tanos had “demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits of a claim for exemplary damages.”  Upon joining the trial team in early 2022, Caitlyn defended and took expert depositions, assisted in drafting numerous filings, and was actively involved in trial preparation.  On the eve of trial in February 2023, this matter settled very favorably for Tanos on confidential terms. 


University of Texas Law School, J.D., with highest honors, 2020
  Vice Chancellor
  Order of the Coif
  Texas Law Review, Associate Editor    
  Beck Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  Dean’s Achievement Awards – Bankruptcy, Family Law, Advocacy Survey,
  and Persuasive Writing & Advocacy

University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, Master in Professional Accounting, 2017
  Sommerfeld Scholar
  Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence

University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., Accounting, with high honors, 2016
  Distinguished College Scholar
  McCombs Leadership Program

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member