Charles M.R. Vethan
Charles Vethan is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California, and is one of a very few Texas attorneys who is dual Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law and Consumer and Commercial Law. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, where he served as a law review editor of the law journal, The International Lawyer. He was published while still in Law School, and his article on implied copyright licenses was cited by the United States Congress as part of the federal copyright statute.
He represents private companies in complex litigation, whether local merchants, franchise owners, and professional groups in Texas, Southern California, and federal courts throughout the United States. Charles was recently retained by Lloyds of London to represent the Treasury Manager of the Stanford Financial Group in a $2.5 billion dollar fiduciary duty claim brought by the United States Receiver, the first civil litigation claim brought by the United States against a senior officer of The Stanford Financial Group.
While Charles has tried one of the first ‘smart gun’ cases in the United States against O.F. Mossberg & Sons and other firearm manufacturers in Florida, and recently won a case in Silicon Valley against an international software developer concerning the creation of an educational software platform, his passion is to work with local business owners in his community, and provide them with the “Big Firm Expertise” at a local level.
Even in the midst of COVID Charles and his team was able to win the appointment of a managing receiver over a $100 million plastics manufacturing and retail company to control and contain allegations of improper distributions to the majority shareholders and interested board members. No matter what the circumstances, exceptional growing companies require exceptional representation.
Emigrating from Sri Lanka to Canada, Charles earned a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, Canada, and worked in private banking and investment banking prior to attending law school in Dallas, Texas. As a business trial attorney, he is called on regularly to represent clients in ‘bet the business’ cases involving partnership disputes, fiduciary duty litigation, contract litigation, and intellectual property matters.
In his spare time, Charles is an avid motorcycle rider, riding his Harley Davidson throughout the United States, from Texas to Canada, and throughout Europe.