Jeffrey W. Chambers has over 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of cases, particularly through trial and verdict. He has won well over a billion dollars in defense verdicts and recovered over a billion dollars in awards, verdicts, and settlements for plaintiffs.
Mr. Chambers has represented clients in arbitration proceedings, before numerous arbitration panels organized under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), and ad-hoc UNCITRAL proceedings. Chambers’ arbitration experience includes shareholder oppression actions, multi-billion dollar construction matters, and complex business disputes. In these proceedings, Chambers has represented a broad range of global businesses in the energy, trading and construction industries. As lead counsel, Jeff Chambers, on behalf of claimants, prevailed in an ICC arbitration requiring a respondent majority shareholder to sell shares valued at $1.1 billion to Chambers’ clients. In addition, the Arbitration panel awarded Chambers’ clients a discount of 23% off the market value of the shares resulting in a $250,000,000 transfer of value to Chambers’ clients. In an ICSID arbitration, as co-lead counsel, Chambers obtained an $18,000,000 settlement the week before hearing. And, in a matter fully presented under the AAA rules, Chambers obtained a $6,000,000 arbitration award on behalf of a construction company client, which the defendant ultimately paid in full, without deduction.
Jeff Chambers has also handled securities fraud and litigation matters representing individuals, brokers, securities firms and companies as plaintiffs in fraud litigation. In Danis v. USN Communications, Jeff Chambers acted as special trial counsel in a phase I sanctions trial that resulted in a $44,700,000 settlement. Mr. Chambers settled another securities fraud case for $22,000,000. Chambers also helped obtain a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a plaintiff class as special trial co-counsel for a binding Alternative Dispute Resolution mini-trial.
In antitrust matters, Mr. Chambers successfully defended against antitrust price-fixing claims brought by the Department of Justice; and, in a deal worth in excess of $35,000,000, he led a team that used antitrust and injunction claims to force a well-known conglomerate to facilitate distribution of downstream gas product. In an antitrust class action, as co-lead counsel, Mr. Chambers obtained a $17,000,000 settlement after trying a portion of the case to a jury.
In another lengthy civil trial, Mr. Chambers, as co-lead counsel, obtained a $699,535,000 verdict on behalf of a plaintiffs’ group against Gulf Liquids New River Project, LLC and Williams Energy Marketing and Trading Co. Mr. Chambers’ clients alone received a $330,000,000 jury award that was later settled for a confidential sum on appeal.
In other matters, as lead counsel, Jeff Chambers received a complete trial defense verdict on a $9.5 million breach of contract and fiduciary duty claim, and, as co-counsel, obtained a trial verdict of $5,200,000 in a trial concerning an oil and gas partnership.
Mr. Chambers is a civil trial expert and a personal injury specialist certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. With more than two decades of experience organizing and leading trial teams to victory in court and arbitration, Mr. Chambers has worked with clients from all over the world and understands communication with the client is of utmost importance.
Mr. Chambers is an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1988) and a graduate of the College of Columbia University (B.S., 1985). He is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has annually been named to the Texas Super Lawyer's list, most recently in 2018.