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Alumni Association Executive Committee 2010–2011

Terrell Wallace Oxford

Term: 2009 — 2012

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Terrell Wallace Oxford graduated from UT Law in 1977, where he received a J.D., with honors. He was a member of Texas Law Review. He had previously graduated from Harvard University with a B.A., cum laude, in Applied Math and Economics.

Mr. Oxford has a number of honors and distinctions. He has served as a speaker for the Texas State Bar, the University of Houston’s Continuing Education program, the Harris County Judicial Education Conference, and the Master Advocate Institute. In 1997, 2001 and 2005, he was recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. In 2003 and 2004, he was named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly. In 2006, he was recognized in Chambers USa Lawyers Directory as a top antitrust litigator, and was also recognized by American Lawyer Media as a Best Lawyer in America in commercial litigation. In 2007, he was listed in Who’s Who Legal: Texas 2007 as a pre-eminent lawyer in commercial litigation and competition, and was selected by Dallas Business Journal as one of the “Top business-defense lawyers in the D-FW Metroplex”. In 2008, he was recognized by Super Lawyers in business litigation and by Best Lawyers in “Bet the Company” lawyers and in commercial litigation.

Mr. Oxford’s representative matters include:

  • Business Litigation – Lead trial lawyer for ORYX Capital Markets in suits involving two commercial mortgage-backed securities offerings.
  • Securities Class Actions – Lead counsel for plaintiffs in Houston Oil Trust litigation, First Republic Bank litigation.
  • Antitrust – Lead trial lawyer for Loews Corporation defending movie market allocation case.
  • Qui Tam – Lead counsel prosecuting In re Gold Bank case.
  • Defamation – Lead trial lawyer in Green v. Dillard's.
  • Consumer Class Action – Co-lead counsel for plaintiffs in Laughlin v. Allstate Ins. Co.
  • Trade Secrets/Injunctions – Lead defense counsel in Wilson Art v. Aristech
  • Global Warming Litigation – Represented Texas Clean Air Cities Coalition challenging coal plant applications.
  • Tax Litigation - Lead counsel for Southgate v. United States

Mr. Oxford has been a Master in the Patrick Higginbotham Inn of the Court since 2003. He has also served on the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee for the Northern District of Texas and as a Chair for the Magistrate Judge Selection Panel for the Northern District of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association, as well as a member of the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Oxford has served as Chair for the Dallas Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference and has been a member of the Texas Teachers’ Association. He has been an Assistant Chair and Board Member of Greenhill School and President of the Dallas Inter Soccer Club.

Mr. Oxford is married to Joan Marie Burklin and they have three children; Erin, Lauren, and Kyle. His hobbies include tennis, bicycling, soccer, and guitar.