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Chance K. Decker

Associate
Assistant
Debra Garner
D: 713.730.5108
dgarner@grayreed.com
Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Notes and Comments Editor on the Houston Law Review, 2009
  • B.S., Geography: GIS Specialization, Texas A&M University, 2006
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2015

Chance Decker focuses his practice on commercial, oil and gas, and employment litigation. Since joining Gray Reed & McGraw in the fall of 2009, Decker has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for the firm's clients through a calculated and aggressive approach to the practice of law.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended a commercial flatbed trailer manufacturer in a multi-million dollar lawsuit by its Chinese supplier.
  • Successfully defended two Houston area automobile dealerships in multi-million dollar lawsuits by their former floorplan finance providers.
  • Played pivotal role in obtaining a jury verdict on behalf of Jani-King International, Inc. in a suit against a New York franchisee. 
  • Obtained summary judgment and case dismissal for home builder accused of race discrimination, violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and breach of construction contract.
  • Successfully defended a commercial tenant in a multi-property eviction and tortious interference case.
  • Obtained a complete judgment on behalf of a major oilfield services manufacturing company for the nonpayment of several hundred thousand dollars of unpaid equipment.
  • Regularly represent employers in the energy space, primarily with respect wrongful termination, breach of employment agreement, and employment discrimination matters
  • Obtained a favorable judgment against former employees of a Houston energy brokerage firm who breached the non-competition and non-disclosure provisions of their employment agreements.

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association

Community Involvement, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Calf Scramble Committee Member)
  • Texas Trophy Hunters Association
  • 12th Man Foundation
  • Houston A&M Club
  • St. Luke's United Methodist Church
  • Hermann Park Conservancy
  • Houston Bar Association Adopt-a-School Committee