Darren E. Ticer

Darren E. Ticer is in the business of helping businesses, individuals, and in general, his clients with their various legal practice needs. Minimizing surprises, timely assessing and evaluating case specific facts, and providing an efficient handling and resolution of the litigation process is what provides value to his clients.

About Darren


Darren’s practice entails complex commercial and business litigation, insurance defense, transportation liability, casualty defense, personal injury, oil and gas litigation, contract disputes, construction defects, property damage, product liability, premises liability, toxic tort, indemnity issues, and wrongful death cases.


Darren has successfully defended clients through no-evidence and traditional summary judgment motions. He has negotiated favorable settlements and release agreements at mediations, and during pre and post mediation phases. He has represented individuals as well as all sizes of businesses and corporations. His clients have included service providers, product manufacturers, property owners, general contractors, and subcontractors.

He has defended against and brought claims under causes of action theories for: negligence; gross negligence; negligence per se; wrongful death; survival actions; breach of contract; breach of warranty; several fraud types; sworn account; and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. He has drafted, filed, and handled mechanics’ liens matters, and pursued claims against bonds.

He has successfully defended clients under general denials, Chapter 95 and 87 of the Texas CPRC, employer’s exclusive remedy defense, unjust enrichment, waiver, estoppel, prior material breach, lack of privity of contract, non-successor-in-interest, non-triggered indemnity provisions, and indemnity provisions lacking express negligence or conspicuousness.

He has performed litigation case management including: reporting to clients of initial and ongoing case evaluation including causation issues, damage aspects, and overall dollar value; conducting and managing small to large scale discovery projects; analyzing and preparing discovery materials and productions; drafting discovery requests, responses, and objections; retaining and consulting with medical, billing, engineering, accident reconstruction, and IT forensic experts; taking adversary depositions; preparing and producing witnesses for depositions; handling various motion practices and hearings; conducting general trial preparation and trial performance; and appellate proceedings.

Darren obtained his law degree from South Texas College of Law. He was awarded the Dean’s Honor List and attained the American Jurisprudence Award in multiple class subjects. He was a Quarter-Finalist in Spurgeon Bell’s Moot Court Competition, and attended South Texas College of Law’s summer mock trial academy. He was a graduate of the school’s Transactional Law Practice Certificate Program.

Representative Matters

Darren has successfully litigated hundreds of cases involving personal injuries and wrongful deaths in numerous 18-wheeler trucking accidents, petrochemical plant explosions and releases, oil and gas field and rig premises, and on various construction projects. He has successfully defended contractors and subcontractors against construction defect claims in residential and commercial settings, including projects pertaining to high-rise condominiums and office spaces, concrete tilt wall buildings and office parks, homes, schools, and utilities. He has pursued claims for economic and consequential damages related to the failure of commercial and industrial equipment, including an aluminum floating roof in an oil tank facility. He has pursued and defended clients for contract disputes related to overbilling and wrongful charges for labor and services in the oil and gas industry. He represented a crematorium and contributed to the favorable negotiated settlement against claims and damages for the cremation of the wrong body.

Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation – Board of Trustees
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation – 5-K Fun Run Chairperson
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation – Grant Committee
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association – Fellow
  • Volunteer committee member for Providence Ministries orphanage and boarding school program in Kenya, Africa
  • Volunteered as a Big Brother in the The Big Brothers Program of Massachusetts Bay
  • Volunteered as an aid in physical education program at Perkins School for Deaf and Blind in Watertown, MA
  • Volunteered as a teacher’s aid with ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens) summer camp
  • Volunteer aid for Houston Blood Donor Program through The First United Methodist Church of Sugar Land
  • Volunteered as teacher’s aid for Target Hunger’s Thursday after school program for disadvantaged youth


  • South Texas College of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Houston (B.A. in Entrepreneurship)

Court/Bar Admissions

  • Texas State Bar
  • S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas