Texas A&M University, B.S., Agricultural Leadership and Development, 2009
Texas A&M University, M.Ed., 2011
University of Houston Law School, J.D., 2014
Padon D. Holt is an Associate Attorney in the firm’s Houston office. Padon’s practice focuses on commercial disputes, energy litigation and bankruptcy, and complex insurance and consumer protection cases. His practice includes handling matters ranging from contract and shareholder disputes to multi-state insurance fraud litigation in both state and federal courts. Since joining EMH, Padon has represented clients of all sizes, from individuals to national corporations.
During law school, Padon was a mentor to incoming students, was extremely active in his law school’s Student Bar Association, and participated in various mock trial and mediation competitions. Prior to joining EMH, Padon gained litigation experience by clerking with a prominent firm in Amarillo, Texas, another Houston litigation firm, and the 61st Judicial District Court of Harris County.
At home, Padon has his hands full with his wife, young daughter, and two dogs, a yellow Labrador, and a dapple dachshund. Padon is also an avid hunter, amateur carpenter, and connoisseur of watches, whiskey, and straight razor shaves. He has been playing guitar for over 15 years. Padon also volunteers with the National FFA Organization and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston in hopes of inspiring children to chase big dreams, like becoming an attorney.
Managed discovery and deposition preparation while assisting as a crucial component to EMH’s trial teams defending a major life insurance company in several complex IRC 419A(f)(6) litigation.
Negotiated multiple Purchase and Sale Agreements for growing energy partnership in addition to successfully resolving shareholder disputes amongst the partners.
Represented homeowner in construction defect and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act matter wherein the parties reached a mutually agreement settlement without having to resort to litigation.
Defended major life insurance companies in cases alleging fraud, negligence, and statutory violations by propounding and responding to written discovery, deposing fact and expert witnesses, and resolving the matters either through mediation or on a dispositive motion.
Represented national energy provider in bankruptcy proceedings to secure its rights as a forward contract merchant under the Bankruptcy Code as well as negotiated the settlement for numerous breach of contract matters.
Represented nationwide property management corporation in numerous breach of contract actions resulting in the entry of judgments in the client’s favor.
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