Vaughan Waters is a Member in the firm’s San Antonio office. Mr. Waters heads the firm’s appellate practice section and his practice areas include personal injury, professional liability, insurance coverage, bad faith, deceptive trade practices and homeowner association/condominium association litigation. In addition, Mr. Waters has practiced in the areas of banking, collections, commercial litigation and eminent domain. From 1981 to 1986, he was an officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG), serving in assignments to the Office of the Judge Advocate General, to Naval Legal Service Office San Diego and as a staff judge advocate to Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal).
Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1981; University of Texas, B.A., 1977
Mr. Waters is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the State of California and is further admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States
Mr. Waters is a member of the State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice Section and a member of the San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Practice Section.
Mr. Waters has been named to Scene in SA Magazine’s "San Antonio’s Best Lawyers" in appellate law every year from 2008 through 2015 and is rated "AV" (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Some of the reported cases Mr. Waters has handled include:
USPPS, Ltd. v. Avery Dennison Corporation, 541 Fed. Appx. 386 (5th Cir. 2013), Huerta v. Shein, 498 Fed. Appx. 422 (5th Cir. 2012), State & County Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Miller, 52 S.W.3d 693 (Tex. 2001), Investment Ideas, Inc. v. Ellekay, LLC, 2010 WL 4657953 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2010, no pet.), Dietz v. Hill Country Restaurants, Inc., 398 S.W.3d 761 (Tex. App.-San Antonio 2011, no pet.), Lester v. First American Bank, 866 S.W.2d 361 (Tex. App.-Waco 1993, writ denied).
Mr. Waters is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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