Linda R. Stahl is a partner at Carter Arnett. Linda is a commercial litigator who guides companies through complex legal disputes so that they can get down to the business of doing business.
After graduating from Yale Law School and serving as a federal law clerk to the Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater in the United States Court for the Northern District of Texas, Linda concentrated her law practice on complex commercial litigation. Linda has substantial expertise with disputes over trade secrets and served on the State Bar committee instrumental in the Texas Legislature’s adoption in 2013 of the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. She has litigated a variety of intellectual property matters, including trademark, copyright and trade secret misappropriation claims. Drawing on years of experience in employment-related matters (and in addition to defending discrimination and wrongful termination suits), Linda also assists companies and individuals seeking to enforce or avoid noncompetition agreements.
Linda also has substantial experience litigating disputes arising out of business contracts and real estate transactions. These include lease disputes and suits relating to real estate finance structures. She has handled numerous suits involving mortgage-backed securities and more traditional loans and guarantees. Linda also handles cases involving surface rights, joint interest billings, and a variety of other oil and gas disputes.