Joe Unis is a Partner in the Firm's Dallas office practicing in the areas of business and energy litigation. He has experience representing and advising various oil and gas exploration and production companies, individuals, health care companies, universities, financial institutions, insurance companies, and other corporate clients with respect to contract, title, and royalty disputes, in all phases of litigation and negotiation. Joe has also litigated patent, copyright, and trademark matters.
With his educational background in finance and sociology, Joe is a relationship-driven attorney, who is committed to understanding his clients’ businesses and their objectives. Joe likes to “think outside the box,” and prides himself in his ability to efficiently resolve cases. Joe assesses and values claims early, so that clients can effectively weigh the cost-benefit of litigation, to inform decisions and maximize returns. While fully equipped to aggressively pursue matters through trial, Joe is constantly evaluating and reevaluating his clients’ positions—and leveraging their claims and defenses—to effect that common goal. Accordingly, Joe often finds practical business solutions to complex legal issues.
Joe has federal and state jury trial experience, which includes delivering the opening statement on behalf of his client and cross-examining critical witnesses. He has developed litigation strategies from case inception through resolution, and has drafted, argued, and secured summary judgment motions for his clients. Joe has also taken, defended, and prepared witnesses for depositions, in addition to his experience arguing evidentiary hearings and cross-examining live witnesses. Joe has even represented clients at oral argument in the Dallas Court of Appeals.