About Us

David A. Fettner

Shareholder and President

Education: B.B.A., Texas State University, 1988
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1992
M.B.A., University of Houston, 1993

Admissions/Affiliations/Bar Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court – Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas
Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas

Attorney David A. Fettner has handled more than 500 litigation matters to conclusion, including judgment, settlement and/or dismissals.  David A. Fettner has nineteen years of experience in litigation, business, real estate and collection matters.  Mr. Fettner has also served as a Court-Appointed Receiver in almost 500 cases for many different Texas State District, County and Justice courts. In the course of his career, Mr. Fettner has negotiated and/or documented hundreds of contracts, leases and transactions. Mr. Fettner is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Attorneys’ national session and is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Direct email: daf@fettnerthompson.com

James E. Thompson

Shareholder
Education: B.A.,University of Texas at Austin,1998
J.D.,University of Houston Law Center, 2001

Admissions / Affiliations / Bar Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court – Southern District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Fort Bend County Bar Association

Attorney James E. Thompson has handled numerous litigation and appellate matters for the clients of Fettner Thompson. Mr. Thompson has also handled corporate and real estate matters for entrepreneurs and businesses in the Houston area. Before joining the firm, Mr. Thompson served as the briefing attorney for Justice Brian Quinn of the Texas Seventh Court of Appeals.

Direct email: jet@fettnerthompson.com

Dustin C. Lee

Associate
Education: B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2006
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2009

Admissions / Affiliations / Bar Memberships:
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court – Southern District of Texas

Lawyer Dustin C. Lee graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2009 and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in November 2009. Since becoming an associate at Fettner Thompson, Mr. Lee has worked on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate and collections matters. During law school Mr. Lee clerked at Fettner Thompson, where he assisted on corporate, real estate, and litigation matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Lee clerked in the public sector, where he assisted on real estate and consumer matters.

Direct email: dcl@fettnerthompson.com

Sarah A. Samuel

Associate
Education: Bachelor’s of Journalism, with honors, University of Texas, 2009
Juris Doctorate, University of Houston Law Center, 2012

Admissions / Affiliations / Bar Memberships:
State Bar of Texas

Lawyer Sarah A. Samuel graduated from University of Houston Law Center in May 2012 and received her license to practice law from the State Bar of Texas in November 2012. While at UHLC, Ms. Samuel worked as Research Scholar for the American Arbitration Association’s Annual Yearbook, which is overseen by Professor Benjamin Sheppard, Director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at UHLC. Ms. Samuel also acted as Head Articles Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, brief writer and oralist for the 2010-2012 Moot Court teams, and research assistant for Professor Adam Gershowitz. In addition, Ms. Samuel took on a judicial internship, clerked at a Houston-area immigration law firm, and had a research paper published with the American Bar Association during law school. As an Associate Attorney at Fettner Thompson, Ms. Samuel works on commercial litigation, commercial transactions, real estate matters, corporate law, and collection matters.

Direct email: ss@fettnerthompson.com