Courtney Culver Baker

Of Counsel

An established and versatile trial attorney, Ms. Culver Baker has a successful track record that has spanned nearly 20 years and various facets of the law, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes and real estate transactions.

Ms. Culver Baker, who joined Sheehy, Ware & Pappas in 2020, has managed and served as lead counsel on hundreds of cases from inception to trial or resolution in both federal and state courts throughout Texas. She has represented both corporate and nonprofit defendants and plaintiffs in matters involving complex business litigation, contract interpretation, trademark infringement, construction defects, ad valorem taxation, landlord/tenant disputes (including defending Fair Housing complaints), insurance defense, land use disputes, fiduciary duty obligations and standards of care for both licensed professionals and nonprofit boards of directors.

In addition to her trial and appellate experience, Ms. Culver Baker has served as counsel to corporations, government entities and individuals in the transactional arena. She has drafted and negotiated contracts, including land use, shareholder, buy-sell and stock purchase agreements. The attorney has also formed corporate entities and provided counsel on business formation issues.

Community Activities

The Junior League of Houston, Inc., current Member of the Board of Directors

The American Cancer Society

Sky High for Kids

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Arrow Child and Family Ministries

Delta Delta Delta Alumni Association

River Oaks Baptist School and St. Andrew’s Children’s Place Parent Associations

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, 2002

Baylor University, Psychology Honors Graduate, Emphasis in Neurological Studies, Dean’s List, 1999

Legal Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Fellow

Houston Bar Association

Fort Bend Bar Association

Texas Young Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards

Recognized for Membership, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and The Top Trial Lawyers in America

“Lawyer on the Fast Track” as named by H-Texas Magazine (2009)

Super Lawyers “Texas Rising Star” as named by Thomson Reuters (2008)

“Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys” as named by H-Texas Magazine (2008)

Admissions

State Bar of Texas

U.S. District Courts of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas