Colin Pogge focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.
Prior to law school, Colin taught in a Houston elementary school for two years as part of the Teach For America program. After law school Colin clerked for Judge Sim Lake III, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Scott Martin, et al v. Martin Resource Management Corp., et al.
Represented Keeneland Capital Management, LLC (“KCM”) in a shareholder derivative and individual suit involving its investment in Martin Resources Management Corporation (“MRMC”), a closely-held energy corporation in the business of transportation, storage, terminalling and processing of energy resources. KCM purchased a significant number of shares in MRMC from a key stakeholder, and was assigned that seller’s causes of action against members of management and the Board of Directors for, among other claims, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful entrenchment and dilution, abuse of control, gross mismanagement and fraud stemming from the Directors’ alleged improper issuance of well over $50 million of MRMC stock for the purpose of entrenching management and diluting certain minority shareholders. MRMC and the MRMC Employee Stock Ownership Trust also opposed KCM in this action, and, along with the other defendants, asserted counterclaims for over $20 million in alleged damages against all plaintiffs and other third parties. After two years of intense litigation that involved several other related lawsuits, the case settled favorably for KCM for a confidential amount.
Venture Capital Firm Representation
Represented a venture capital firm and one of its managing partners in a dispute between two cell-tower companies involving claims for unfair competition, business disparagement, tortious interference, breach of contract, and Lanham Act and anti-trust violations.
Vocal Entertainer Representation
Represented a well-known vocal entertainer and songwriter in defense of a lawsuit brought in federal court by his former record label that included claims for breach of contract and copyright and trademark infringement. The trial court granted our client’s motion to dismiss.
Pro Bono Representations
Through the firm’s affiliation with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers program represented clients on a pro bono basis in a variety of matters including family disputes and student-loan assistance.
Represented a low-income family pro bono in defense of a neighborhood public-nuisance lawsuit, which ultimately resulted in a favorable, non-monetary settlement agreement.
University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 2010
Order of the Coif
The Order of Barristers
Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
The University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2005
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association, Member
Communities in Schools Internship Committee (2012-2015), Co-Chair (2015)
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
Charity Golf Tournament Committee (2011-2018)