Teia

Moore Kelly

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700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Teia's practice focuses on commercial litigation matters, within the construction, energy and surety industries. She routinely handles construction defect and equitable adjustment claims, payment and performance bond claims and breach of contract claims on behalf of owners, general contractors and sureties involved in complex construction projects.

Teia also has litigation experience handling commercial matters involving claims for tortious interference and other business torts, anti-trust, products liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, non-compete, trade secret and proprietary right, negligence, breach of warranty, toxic tort, creditors’ rights and post judgment enforcement and collection. She has experience with matters in both federal and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration.

Working closely with her clients, Teia also drafts and negotiates various types of agreements, including oilfield master service agreements (MSAs), construction contracts, corporate formation documents and various commercial agreements, among others.

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Teia was an associate on the Litigation team of a mid-size Houston-based law firm. Teia received her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, Teia served as Note & Comment Editor of the South Texas Law Review and clerked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kathleen Stone in the Harris County Probate Court 1. Upon graduation she received the Transactional Practice Certificate for her achievements and focus in transactional courses.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2017-2020)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association (Litigation Section Member)
    • Garland Walker American Inn of Court
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Houston Better Business Bureau (Volunteer Mediator and Arbitrator)
    • Houston Young Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Texas
  • Clerkships

    • The Honorable Kathleen Stone, Harris County Probate Court 1 (Judicial Intern)

Overview

Teia's practice focuses on commercial litigation matters, within the construction, energy and surety industries. She routinely handles construction defect and equitable adjustment claims, payment and performance bond claims and breach of contract claims on behalf of owners, general contractors and sureties involved in complex construction projects.

Teia also has litigation experience handling commercial matters involving claims for tortious interference and other business torts, anti-trust, products liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, non-compete, trade secret and proprietary right, negligence, breach of warranty, toxic tort, creditors’ rights and post judgment enforcement and collection. She has experience with matters in both federal and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration.

Working closely with her clients, Teia also drafts and negotiates various types of agreements, including oilfield master service agreements (MSAs), construction contracts, corporate formation documents and various commercial agreements, among others.

Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Teia was an associate on the Litigation team of a mid-size Houston-based law firm. Teia received her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, Teia served as Note & Comment Editor of the South Texas Law Review and clerked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kathleen Stone in the Harris County Probate Court 1. Upon graduation she received the Transactional Practice Certificate for her achievements and focus in transactional courses.

Experience

  • AAA Arbitrations + Meditations

    Currently prosecuting client’s claims against surety and its principal for failing to honor subcontract and performance bond obligations on a public

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  • AAA Arbitrations + Meditations

    Currently defending a general contractor and its surety against a subcontractor’s payment dispute. This matter involves claims and offsets on three different public

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  • AAA Arbitrations + Mediations

    Served as lead attorney in pursuit of a subcontractor’s non-payment claim against a general contractor. Achieved client’s settlement goal by applying the right amount

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