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Steven L. Lovett

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Senior Attorney
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Practice Areas:
Corporate Law, Business Law, Commercial Law, Banks and Banking

Admitted: 
1999, Texas; 2010, New Mexico

Law School:
St. Mary’s College, J.D. (cum laude)

College: 
Texas A&M University (B.A., 1996)

Biography: 
Recipient: Undergraduate Research Opportunity Fellowship, Texas A&M University, 1995; and United States Marine Corps Reserve Sergeant E-5, Honorable Discharge, 1999 (National Defense Medal, Humanitarian Aid Medal, Letter of Commendation, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Joint Meritorious Unit Citation)

Professional History: 
Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics and Co-Director of Koch Center for Leadership and Ethics, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, 2014-Present. Litigation Counsel at John D. Wheeler & Associates, P.C., 2009 to April 2011. Corporate Counsel, President, TAG International, LLC, 2004–2008. Assistant County Attorney, El Paso, Texas, 2003–2004. Private Practice, 2000–2003. Law Clerk, Justice Karen Angelini, Texas 4th Court of Appeals, 1998–1999. Paralegal, Texas Rural Legal Aid, 1992.

Publications: 
Corporate Counsel Guides:  Practice Basics (1st ed., ABA Publishing, 2013); A Litigator’s Advice to the Client Bank: How the Banking Reform Laws Effect a Bank’s Approach to its Litigation Strategies,” (Commercial & Business Litigation Newsletter, Spring 2011); Fall 2010; Co-editor for “Circuit Notes” section of the Commercial & Business Litigation Committee (ABA) website – 10th Circuit Court of appeals published opinions; Statutory Construction: An Instructive Guide for the Appellate Practitioner,” (The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XVII, No.1, Summer 2004); “The American Military Legal System,” (Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia, 1999 Edition); Contributor for Texas Evidentiary Foundations, 2nd Ed. (1998); and Contributor for Texas Rules of Evidence Manual, 5th Ed. (1998).

Member: 
State Bar of Texas (Member, Corporate Counsel Section; Member, Business Law Section); State Bar of New Mexico (2008-2017, inactive April 2017 – Present); Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member, Business and Corporate Litigation Committee; Member, Financial Institution Litigation Committee)

Military Service: 
Sergeant E-5, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Honorable Discharge, 1999

Cases: 
Aida Bail Bonds v. State, 105 S.W.3d 749 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2003); Heiringhoff v. State, 130 S.W.3d 117 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2003); In re H.R.C., 153 S.W.3d 266 (Tex. App., El Paso, 2004).

Languages: 
Spanish (moderate fluency); French (moderate fluency).