Eldridge Goins represents clients in a wide variety of businesses and business disputes, involving contracts, business formations and acquisitions of all types, employee relations, securities, intellectual property, banking, taxation, and a full range of other subjects related to public or private business enterprise or governmental control and regulation of these entities.

He has represented clients in all stages and levels of trials and appeals in federal courts, the courts in Texas and other states as well as domestic and international arbitration. For more than forty years, he has represented business and individuals in various technological fields and industries in enforcing and defending against the enforcement of non-compete agreements. Eldridge was involved in the litigation of syndicated oil and gas interests that became the leading case defining a "security."

AV® Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory (signifying the highest level of professional excellence given by peers).

Primary Areas of Practice

Banking, Finance & Lending
Business Litigation
Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate
Trade Secrets & Non-Compete Agreements

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1972
Various Federal, District and Appellate Courts


Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1972
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence, With Distinction
Law Review: Editor-in-Chief, Student Editorial Board (now Emory Law Review)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1965
M.S., Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Option
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 1962
B.S., Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association
Texas Bar Foundation
State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association