Steve Mason is a part of the Flowers Davis real estate, oil and gas, and litigation section. He has been actively involved in litigation in State and Federal courts, handling a wide variety of condemnation matters for cities and pipeline companies, including interstate pipeline condemnation in Federal court under the Natural Gas Act. Steve has prosecuted and defended actions regarding competing oil and gas and real estate claims, and he has a broad and varied trial practice.
Steve began his private practice of law as a partner in a small law firm in Lufkin, Texas. In less than four years, Mr. Mason had handled a wide variety of matters, including criminal defense, family law, personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, and office practice. Mr. Mason then moved to Winnsboro, Texas as a partner in a two-person law firm, where he continued in primarily civil litigation.
Mr. Mason relocated to Tyler, Texas to work with the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. During his many years of work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Mason defended the United States in a wide variety of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, vehicle accident, and premises liability cases. He also defended constitutional damage suits against federal agents, suits against agencies for employment discrimination, and other suits against federal agencies.
Mr. Mason was co-lead counsel in the notable case of United States v. The Rainbow Family before Judge William Wayne Justice in federal court in Lufkin, Texas. In 2000, as a member of the Department of Justice trial team, he defended the United States in the historic Branch Davidian wrongful death trial in federal court in Waco, Texas. During his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Mason achieved the designation of Senior Litigation Counsel, which he held until coming to Flowers Davis PLLC.
Because he has practiced in Federal court in the Eastern District of Texas for more than twenty-five years, Steve may be effectively utilized as trial counsel or local counsel in federal cases in the Eastern District of Texas.
He is married and has five children.
State Bar of Texas, 1974
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1974
Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts, 1974
State Bar of Texas