Lance Cawthon

Lance Cawthon

Lance Cawthon



Lance has devoted his legal career to representing clients in civil litigation.  His practice presently focuses on business and consumer disputes but also encompasses employment and governmental matters.

Lance’s clients have included state and local governmental entities, health care institutions and professionals, law enforcement officials, and businesses in a wide variety of industries.  Over the years, he has represented those clients in matters ranging from personal injury, professional liability, and civil rights lawsuits to employment and commercial disputes.

Lance has litigated and tried cases in each corner of Texas.  He has experience in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels.

Representative Experience

Achieved efficient pre-suit resolution of multiple disputes between consumers and businesses

Secured numerous pre-trial dismissals and summary judgments in defense of school districts, public hospitals, and public servants

Obtained favorable settlement for public employer in suit to recover embezzled funds from employee retirement plan

Tried over 20 lawsuits with no adverse verdicts

Won award for client’s full damages and attorney’s fees in arbitration of contractual dispute

Obtained reversals and secured affirmances for multiple clients in appellate proceedings

Published Cases

Fung v. Fischer, 365 S.W.3d 507 (Tex.App.—Austin 2012, no pet.)

Carroll v. Humsi, 342 S.W.3d 693 (Tex.App.—Austin 2011, no pet.)

Hayes v. Carroll, 314 S.W.3d 494 (Tex.App. —Austin 2010, no pet.)


University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1998

Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London (Legal Studies), 1997

University of Texas at Arlington, B.A. (Political Science), 1992


Austin Bar Association

Texas Bar Foundation


Texas, 1998

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit