Biography

Janet Chafin provides client-centered dispute resolution as efficiently and economically as possible.

Practice Expertise

Janet has developed many spheres of expertise to meet her clients’ needs in the ever-changing legal world for the more than 30 years she has been practicing.  Janet’s dispute resolution/ litigation practice has encompassed a wide variety of business controversies, including:

  • an array of energy/oil and gas matters
  • real estate-related disputes including title insurance matters for various title insurance companies, sellers/buyers, lenders, investors, owners, developers, and landlords, including property tax valuation disputes
  • all types of banking/financial disputes
  • 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 business-related problems
  • divorce/family law matters involving unique and/or complex business, real estate, and/or asset characterization and division disputes

Community

  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Law Practice Management Section
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Litigation Section
    • Employment Section
    • Women in the Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association – Litigation Section, Chair, 1992-1993
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Crime Stoppers of Houston, Advisory Board Member
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church