Pete Marketos is a commercial trial lawyer who specializes in representing commercial plaintiffs in complex business disputes from trial through appeal. For more than 11 years, Pete tried cases as an associate and partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP—a national commercial law firm and the largest firm in Dallas/Fort Worth. Pete has served as an Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Texas School of Law and is a certified instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Pete tries cases with a passion for justice and vindication for his clients. He won his first multi-million dollar verdict from a unanimous jury as lead counsel in a fraud case before he turned 30 years old—then he defended the final judgment in the appellate court and all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Since then, Pete has won seven, eight, and nine-figure verdicts and judgments in both state and federal courts. He won a unanimous nine-figure-verdict in a fraud trial against Mercedes-Benz on behalf of a defrauded car dealership in South Texas. He won an eight-figure judgment against former corporate officers for civil racketeering (“RICO”) violations, RICO conspiracy, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty after a three-week trial in federal court. Pete won a seven-figure jury verdict and obtained a final judgment as lead counsel in state court on his healthcare clients' claims of fraud, theft, and breach of contract against an investor. He tried a two-month-long federal jury trial in which his internet-technology client obtained a seven-figure jury verdict and successfully defended against a $20 million counterclaim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse act.
Though a seasoned and passionate advocate, Pete never forgets his obligation to the profession to represent his client on the merits in an honest and forthright manner. After observing Pete in a jury trial over two months, the presiding federal judge wrote that Pete was “one of the finest trial lawyers to appear in my court” and had “already developed a total awareness of the courtroom.” The federal judge expected Pete “to become one of the best in the country.” Most important, the Court described Pete as “a judge’s lawyer” and a “true officer of the court” who “proceeds with integrity and is responsive to the court’s concerns.”