Paul Yetter is founder of Yetter Coleman LLP based in Houston. His practice reflects a range of commercial disputes focused on three areas: antitrust/securities, intellectual property, and business torts/contracts. Representing plaintiffs as often as defendants, his firm has clients in the energy, technology, finance, aviation, and other industries. As lead counsel, he has prosecuted and defended lawsuits and arbitrations around the country, often working with respected co-counsel from large firms and boutiques alike. Among his skills are developing case strategy and leading trials, using a trademark approach that involves simplifying complex disputes into powerful trial stories and tailoring presentations to educate/persuade the decision-maker – whether a juror, judge, or arbitrator. In recent years, he has led trial teams that have defeated at least ten 9- or 10-figure damages suits against the firm’s defense clients, while also directing trial teams that won five 9-figure verdicts or settlements for its plaintiff clients, all of which were collected or affirmed on appeal (with one appeal pending). In an age of shrinking trial dockets, he and his firm are in trial around the country several times a year, and their client successes have earned recognition as a trial or appellate boutique of the year seven times, by American Lawyer, National Law Journal, and Texas Lawyer. After graduating from Columbia Law School, he clerked on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was named 2018 Friend of the Judiciary by the Judicial Section of the Texas Bar, 2016 Attorney of the Year by Texas Lawyer, and a 2004 top-ten U.S. litigator by National Law Journal.