Joe Van Asten represents clients in a variety of litigation matters and investigations, including construction disputes, U.S. and international investigations, fraud claims, and compliance and regulatory violations. Joe has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, automotive, technology solutions, defense contractor, internet services, telecommunications, and banking.
Joe's litigation and arbitration experience includes representing companies in federal and state courts and U.S. and international arbitrations, litigating construction disputes, breach of contract, oil and gas disputes, Fair Credit Reporting Act, False Claims Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, defense contractor disputes, deceptive trade practices, and director and officer liability. In addition, Joe represents owners, design professionals, and contractors in drafting and negotiating contracts for large construction projects. He also represents clients in Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations.
Joe also has significant pro bono experience. He has represented clients at hearings and trials in immigration matters, family law matters, judgment enforcement proceedings, and probate disputes. Joe also represented a client in civil rights litigation and presented oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to attending law school, Joe worked for four years as a technical director for a major cable sports network.
He is a member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law, State Bar of Texas, and the Dallas Bar Association.
- Southern Methodist University (J.D. cum laude 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Air Law & Commerce; SMU Law Review Association; 2010 Best Casenote Finalist, Journal of Air Law & Commerce; 2011 Howie & Sweeney Moot Court Champion & Best Brief Award); Florida State University (B.S. in Media Production magna cum laude 2004)
- Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Judicial intern to: the Honorable Barbara Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2009) and the Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals (2009)