Mary Lou Flynn-DuPart is a litigation and intellectual property attorney who specializes in trying cases as well as helping clients navigate the changing landscape of electronic discovery in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. She has been acting as first chair trial counsel for her clients since 1986.
Ms. Flynn-DuPart works as a member of a cohesive litigation team, the core of which has worked together for over 8 years, bringing efficiency and maximum results from electronic data retention, collection, review and production using online databases, and the management, review, and use of electronic information in complex business litigation and intellectual property cases.
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- Sendo v. Microsoft Corporation (E.D. Tex. 2002-2004). Ms. Flynn-DuPart was involved the collection, production, and review of millions of pages of documents in this case alleging breach of contract and theft of trade secrets involving the development of a smart phone. The case settled favorably prior to trial.
- Nelkin v. R&L Trucking (Harris County, 190th 2001) Ms. Dlynn DuPart was lead trial counsel in a truck accident that left a 16 year old girl with permanent brain damage. Plaintiff's first witness caused a mistrial. After talking to the jury the case was re-mediated and settled on terms favorable to the defendant.
- Howland v. Tyler Pipe (Smith County Court at Law 2000) Presiding Judge Thomas A. Dunn (concurrent jurisdiction with District Courts). Ms. Flynn-DuPart and Richard Griffin were trial counsel for Swan Transportation the parent company of Tyler Pipe in a suit by former employees of Tyler Pipe suffering from alleged asbestosis and asbestos related cancers. The legal defense of joint venture was on appeal when all of the asbestos cases against Swan Transportation settled.
- Procter & Gamble v. Amway, et al. (SD Tex. 1999) Ms. Flynn-DuPart was part of the trial team for this case that involved Lanham Act, product disparagement, and RICO claims tried to a federal court jury in Houston. Amway, was awarded a directed verdict at the close of the case and the verdict was maintained for Amway on appeal.
- Joseph and Rebecca Longacre v. MHI Partnership, Lmt. (Arbitration: Harris County Texas 1998) Ms. Flynn-DuPart successfully represented post tension company and obtained a no liability finding from a panel of three AAA arbitrators in residential construction case that involved the homebuilder and homebuyer.
- Casears v. Edinburg True Value Hardware (Hidalgo County District Court 1994) Ms. Flynn-DuPart was lead counsel in this Slip and fall case in the Edinburg True Value Hardware. The jury after offsets for contributory negligence and reductions for settlements, resulted in a verdict for less than the amount offered to settle the case prior to trial.
- United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company v. Mohammad M. Bayegan, et al. (Harris County, 280th 1991) Presiding Judge Toney Lindsay. Ms. Flynn-DuPart was lead trial counsel for USF&G in this Declaratory Judgment action over coverage for the death of a small child in the swimming pool of the defendant's apartment complex. The jury returned a verdict in favor of USF&G.
- Olivares v. Knapp Medical Center (Hidalgo County District Court 1990) Ms. Flynn-DuPart was counsel for the Hospital and nuses in this medical malpractice case against doctor and hospital over severe disabilities to the minor plaintiff as a result of the child being post term. The case settled prior to trial on terms favorable to the Hospital.
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Ms. Flynn-DuPart is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, and the Texas Women Lawyers. Ms. Flynn-DuPart is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Ms. Flynn-DuPart is a Board Member of the Gulf Coast Mental Health Mental Retardation Services. She was appointed by Brazoria County Commissioners Court in 1990. She is also Board Chair of the Texas Counsel Risk Management Fund. The fund is a self-insurance pool formed by Texas community mental health mental retardation centers. (Community MHMR Centers).
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Ms. Flynn-DuPart was named Madison Who's Who and United Who's Who in 2005. In 1982, she obtained the American Jurisprudence Award in Remedies and was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
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Speeches / Publications
Ms. Flynn-DuPart is a frequent speaker and has authored several papers, including the following:
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and University of Houston Law Center's 26th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law (October 1, 2010)
Panel Member, E-Discovery Summit 2009: Current Trends and Best Practices for Corporate E-Discovery (May 5, 2009)
"Yo Quiero Electronic Discovery," Houston Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (January 22, 2009)
"ESI in Litigation," UHY Roundtable (2008)
"Electronic Discovery," Jackson Walker Associate Training (2008)
"Project Management and Document Review" (November 11, 2008)
"Use it or Lose It – A Roadmap for Document Production" (June 19, 2007)
"What Should a Pool Board Expect From Its Pool Executive?," Government Entities Mutual, Inc. Governance Summit, Washington D.C. (April 20-21, 2006)
- Presenter, "In-House Panel: Document Preservation and Electronic Discovery" (Ethics)
- Paper, "In-House Panel: Document Preservation and Electronic Discovery"
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B.S., summa cum laude
, University of Houston - Clear Lake
J.D., cum laude
, South Texas College of Law
- Assistant Technical Editor, South Texas Law Journal
Ms. Flynn-DuPart also attended the University of Texas at El Paso.
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit