Zeidman Spencer Beverly & Holt, LLP

Zeidman Spencer Beverly & Holt, LLP

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 500
Houston  TX  77046
  • (713) 403-4200

Kenneth Holt

Mr. Holt practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, employment litigation, insurance litigation, and professional liability law.

Mark R. Zeidman, Partner

Mark Zeidman advises and assists clients in a wide variety of businesses, including construction, manufacturing, information technology and government contract services. He also acts as an outside general counsel for several privately held entities handling a broad range of their corporate, commercial, and employment matters.

Richard L. Spencer, Attorney

Rick is a recognized leader in real estate law in the State of Texas. He has a depth and breadth of experience in a variety of complex real estate matters. Rick has represented a wide range of businesses and individuals in purchases and sales, contracts, business conflicts, commercial transactions, complex financings, securities fraud, corporate matters, stock and asset acquisitions. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on a number of legal, ethical and business matters and successfully drafted and helped pass new real estate statutes before the Texas Legislature.

J. W. Beverly, Partner

Mr. Beverly is board certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has briefed and argued appeals in the First, Third, Fifth, Ninth and Fourteenth Texas Courts of Appeals, and in the Federal Circuit and Fifth Circuit United States Courts of Appeals. He has also successfully represented clients in the Texas Supreme Court in appeals and mandamus proceedings. Mr. Beverly's appellate cases have involved a variety of matters including contract, partnership, commercial note, real estate, partition, employment, ad valorem tax, whistleblower, patent, probate, personal jurisdiction, church law and election law cases. He has also filed amicus curiae briefs in state and federal courts of appeals on behalf of Texas municipalities and Texas oil and gas producers.

Mr. Beverly also has an extensive trial practice focusing on commercial disputes, construction, real estate matters, insurance claims and representing defrauded investors. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in environmental, telecommunications, construction, real estate, deed restrictions, whistleblower, commercial note, contract, partnership disputes and collection cases.

B. Edward Williamson, Member

Ed Williamson is a trial lawyer with many years of experience as lead counsel on a wide variety of cases, including complex multimillion dollar jury trials and arbitration proceedings. Since 1988 he has held a certificate of special competence in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Williamson has represented plaintiffs and defendants in virtually all aspects of civil litigation, including motion practice, discovery, trials, arbitration, and appeals. His extensive litigation background is in many areas of the law that affect business organizations in many different industries, including real estate, construction, energy, insurance, finance, health care, manufacturing, and retail.

Kimberly Chojnacki, Member

Kimberly A. Chojnacki is experienced in civil defense litigation.

Mrs. Chojnacki has represented clients in both state and federal court in a variety of lawsuits alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, defamation, premises defects, products defects, professional negligence, and environmental liabilities. She has extensive experience in written discovery, fact witness depositions, and drafting and arguing dispositive motions.

Nicole Phillips, Member

Nicole L. Phillips is experienced in civil litigation and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and employment law. She has represented clients in both state and federal court, in matters before the EEOC, and in mediations. Ms. Phillips has extensive experience in employment law and has represented clients in diverse employment matters involving non-competition agreements, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination arising under federal and state employment statutes. Ms. Phillips has advised employers on the hiring process, employee policies, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force, wage and hour laws, and other day-to-day employment law issues, and has assisted clients in authoring and revising employment manuals. Ms. Phillips has also represented clients in diverse commercial litigation matters involving contract disputes, real estate, construction, business torts, insurance, and products and premises liability. She is experienced in drafting legal briefs, motions, mediation statements, settlement agreements, employment and separation agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and EEOC position statements. She has extensive experienced in all aspects of civil litigation, including written discovery, depositions, motion practice, case management, and trial preparation