Celebrating 125 Years
Janet Douvas Chafin

Janet Douvas Chafin


Janet Douvas Chafin's litigation practice for more than 30 years has encompassed a wide variety of business controversies, including a broad array of energy/oil and gas matters; real estate disputes, representation of title insurance companies, sellers/buyers, lenders, investors, owners, developers, and landlords, including property tax valuation disputes; all types of banking/financial disputes; labor and employment law matters including ADA complaints, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, employee misappropriation of trade secrets/proprietary information, usurpation of corporate opportunities, employment agreement and severance agreement disputes, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and consulting with employees concerning celebrity and employee related stalking and harassment problems; personal injury/wrongful death defense matters including product liability, toxic tort exposure, and premises liability claims; construction industry disputes involving AIA contracts, architects, and engineers, errors and omissions prosecution and defense, indoor air quality claims – "sick building syndrome" and mold, and construction failure claims; as well as other contract based disputes, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and other corporate and business related problems, as well as family law matters involving unique and/or complex business, real estate, and/or asset characterization and division disputes.

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Organization Membership

Ms. Chafin is a member of the American Bar Association, and its sections of Litigation and Law Practice Management; and the Houston Bar Association. Ms. Chafin was chair of the Litigation Section of the Houston Bar Association for the 1992-1993 term. She is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

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Peer Recognition

Ms. Chafin has been named a "Top Lawyer" by H Texas magazine (2007-2010).

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  • Janet Douvas Chafin
Houston Office
T: 713.752.4230
F: 713.308.4108

Practice Areas

B.A., with honors, Northwestern University (IL)

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
Bar Admissions

  • 1979, Texas
  • 1981, Colorado
Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
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