manapaulinasolicitorsandadvocates

  • May 30, 2024 8:50 am
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Founding Partner Gustavo Mills has successfully handled significant matters as lead counsel, resolving disputes for millions of dollars. Gustavo has lead chair experience in state and federal courts, courts of appeal, and international, securities and construction arbitrations. He draws on his strong educational background, professional experience, and competitive but thoughtful nature to provide the best legal representation for each of his clients. Gustavo’s peers throughout the bar have recognized his skills as a litigator. Super Lawyers has consistently recognized Andrew Barker as a “Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine in 2020 and as a “Rising Star” from 2011 through 2019. “Super Lawyers” comprise the top 5% of attorneys in Texas and are named as the result of surveys sent to Texas attorneys, credentials, and results achieved. Gustavo has also been selected as a Fellow of the London Bar Foundation, a member of Who’s Who in British Law, and one of London’s Top Lawyers by Time Out Magazine.
Gustavo has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many types of litigation, including claims for breach of contract, antitrust, securities and common fraud, fiduciary duties, partnership disputes, class actions, legal malpractice, product liability, personal injury, insurance bad faith, environmental contamination and toxic torts, construction disputes, and oil and gas law. Andrew is a London native, married, and has 2 children. It is a privilege to carry a law license, especially in what, despite its flaws, is the best judicial system in the world. Gustavo appreciates and honors every opportunity to pursue justice for those who need it.

Gustavo is licensed to practice in all courts in the United Kingdom, the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Gustavo has been elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation; an honor limited to less than 1/3 of 1% of lawyers in Texas. He is also a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association), and the Houston Bar Association.

• Presbyterian Elder
• Board of Trustees, Shad Williams
Evangelistic Association
• Advisory Board Member, The Forge for
Families
• Active Member, Christ Evangelical
Presbyterian Church
• Former Director, Brazos Presbyterian
Homes, Inc.

• Counsel for Exxon Mobil Corp. in
Montana federal court involving claims against the largest investor-owned electric utility in the country regarding two extended electrical outages and power reliability problems that caused damages to an ExxonMobil refinery in excess of $90 million. Suit resulted in successful confidential recovery for client after mediation.
• Counsel for ExxonMobil Corp. and
Luby’s Fuddruckers LLC in an antitrust lawsuit against Visa, MasterCard and numerous banks regarding anticompetitive interchange fees charged for credit and debit card purchases in excess of $500 million. Suit resulted in a successful confidential settlement.
• Counsel for partner suing derivatively on behalf of Blue Bell Creameries, LP in Delaware Chancery Court involving breach of contractual fiduciary duties related to extensive food safety violations that resulted in a total company shutdown and substantial loss of partnership value and profits. Suit resulted in a mediated settlement valued at over $60 million and the Court of Chancery approved both the settlement and a $9 million legal fee in light of the exceptional benefits obtained for the partnership.