Erik C. Baumann, Partner
Erik is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial and professional liability disputes (all disciplines). Erik has also successfully defended and prosecuted numerous personal injury claims.
Erik’s commercial docket includes probate, small business transactional matters, and providing general counsel services to many of his clients. Such services include the preparation of asset-purchase agreements, employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and investigating and handling pre-suit legal disputes.
Erik is uniquely experienced as an associate having successfully defended and prosecuted cases to a jury verdict before joining the firm, including claims where the amount in controversy is in excess of one million dollars. Erik has also handled civil appeals in the Texas Courts of Appeal and the Texas Supreme Court, including the presentation of oral argument to the Houston Fourteenth Court of Appeals.
Erik is originally from Colorado where he lived before moving to Texas where he obtained his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his law degree from Baylor University School of Law. Erik remains actively involved in the Baylor Alumni Association.
- Baylor University, School of Law, J.D., 2014 – Cum Laude
- Baylor University, Master of Public Policy and Administration, 2014
- Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010
- State Bar of Texas
- Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
- Successfully defended a case for theft of a trade secret against a client who was alleged to have hired employees from a competitor and then utilized the proprietary information of a competitor. Obtained a take nothing judgment based on a jury verdict that the information used was not a trade secret.
- Successfully defended a roofing contractor from allegations that a homeowner’s roof was improperly repaired. Obtained a take nothing judgment as well as monetary damages against the plaintiff for breach of contract based on a jury verdict that the roof repairs were adequately completed and the plaintiff failed to pay for the work.
- Successfully prosecuted a tenant claim for civil theft after an eviction. Obtained a favorable jury verdict and judgment awarding his client the fair market value of her stolen personal property.
- Successfully prosecuted and settled a will contest for a client against her sibling for unduly influencing their father to execute a will intentionally disinheriting her.
- Successfully prosecuted and settled real estate fraud claims on behalf of clients who were sold property burdened with delinquent property taxes. The sellers utilized seller financing to avoid disclosure of the delinquent property taxes until after the sale was final. Once the delinquent taxes were discovered, suit was filed and a speedy settlement was obtained.
- Successfully prosecuted a real estate claim on behalf of a client who was sold a mobile home which was nearly ten years older than represented. Obtained monetary damages against the defendants, awarded in a final judgement after a jury trial.
- Leon Jaworski Full Tuition Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Advocacy to Baylor Law School
- Graduated Cum Laude from Baylor Law School
- Recipient of Full Tuition Scholarship to Baylor Graduate School
- Founder and President of the Baylor Undergraduate Moot Court Program
- First Place in Regional Undergraduate Moot Court Tournament at Texas Tech School of Law
- Second Place in National Undergraduate Moot Court Tournament at Florida International University College of Law
- Quarter-Finalist at the John Marshall School of Law Moot Court Competition, 2012
- Best Speaker Award at Pepperdine Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition, 2013