Douglas Grant Cornwell

  • Associate
  • Dietz & Jarrard, P.C.
  • 106 Fannin Avenue East
  • Round Rock, TX 78664-5219
  • Phone: (512) 244-9314
  • Fax: (512) 244-3766
  • email: dgcornwell@lawdietz.com

 

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1999

Juris Doctor; Trained Mediator

Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, 1993

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Bar Admissions

 

  • Texas, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Northen District of Texas, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1999

 

Professional Memberships

Williamson County Bar Association, 1999

Federal Bar Association

Austin Bar Association

Representative Experience

Counseled businesses regarding employee relations, including termination issues, unemployment claims, preventing and defending claims of harassment, Fair Labor Standard Act Wage claims, Family Medical Leave Act issues, and other issues regarding employment contract and covenants not to compete.

Represented shareholder in successful strategy to purchase another adversarial shareholder's interest in multimillion dollar company, and did so without the necessity of protracted litigation.

Represented landowner and developer by successfully removing clouds on the title of several multimillion dollar parcels of land that were being wrongfully encumbered, and thereby allowing the property to be sold or transferred.

Represented landowners whose property was being condemned by a local governing body which led to the landowners receiving several times more in compensation for their property than was initially offered.

Represented client in recovering a judgment in excess of $160,000 in a fraud and breach of contract suit.

Represented numerous clients against county appraisal districts with fair market valuation, exemption, and property tax rollback disputes.

Trained Mediator with experience in conducting mediations in County and District Court cases in both Travis and Williamson Counties.

Advised governmental clients regarding open meetings, public information, and employee issues.

Pro Bono/Community Activities

Williamson County Humane Society, Director 2000-2003

Settlement Week Mediator - Travis and Williamson Counties

Pattern Jury Charge Committee - Business, Consumer, Insurance and Employment - 2000-2003

Rotary Club of Round Rock 2002-Present

Round Rock Chamber of Commerce - Health Care Council

 

 

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