Dustin Appel's practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration, particularly in the energy sector. Drawing on his economics and accounting background, he often works with clients and experts regarding damages modeling and other financial aspects of litigation.
Prior to law school, Dustin worked for several years in Russia and Central Asia in the freight forwarding industry providing logistics services to the energy and mining sectors. Dustin then entered public accounting, where he worked on audit and tax engagements for clients as varied as securities broker-dealers, construction contractors and heavy equipment lessors. He also has experience in industry accounting in the oilfield services sector. Dustin continues to maintain a license as a Certified Public Accountant.
Following graduation from law school, Dustin served as a law clerk to the Hon. Barbara J. Houser, chief judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- Texas, 2009
- United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Order of Barristers; Comments Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce
- University of Texas, B.A., Economics, 1997