Sean Gorman

Partner, Houston



Sean represents clients in high-risk and high-value disputes, and focuses his practice on four core areas of commercial disputes: contracts, business torts, antitrust, and intellectual property. He is also retained by clients to resolve seemingly intractable disputes in other areas, including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy cases, mass torts, litigation arising under the U.S. Constitution, and follow-on litigation related to criminal prosecutions.

His strategic thinking, outstanding courtroom advocacy, and grit have received consistent and extraordinary recognition over time, which summarizes what he brings to the table. In 2021 Chambers USA reported that Sean is an "impressive litigator" who is a "brilliant strategist and negotiator" and able to "instill total confidence that the client is in capable hands." In 2019 Chambers USA called Sean "a brilliant litigator and masterful strategist," and noted that he is "very effective and personable in court," while the 2015 edition reported that Sean is "recommended by clients for his 'immediate laser focus on the issue and his ability to quickly and confidently formulate a strategy.'" In 2014, Chambers USA highlighted another client's outstanding experience: "[Sean] achieved results in trial beyond my highest expectations—I was really impressed with his toughness as a trial lawyer. He's also a skilled strategist in litigation—you don't always get that combination together." And in 2013 Chambers USA noted a client's particular praise: "Sean has been like a miracle worker."

He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in the energy, financial services, chemical, petrochemical, steel, communications, oil field services, medical products, software, government, accounting, construction, real estate, and manufacturing sectors.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
US District Court for the Southern District of Texas
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
University of Houston Law Center
University of Houston


Awards and Recognition

Chambers USA
Texas Litigation: General Commercial, 2013 - 2022; Texas Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources, 2019

The Legal 500 United States
General Commercial Disputes, 2016 - 2022; Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, 2017 - 2020; Energy: Litigation, 2016