Cornelius “Lee” Banta, Jr.

Cornelius F. “Lee” Banta, Jr. is an Associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Houston office. He focuses his practice on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Cornelius “Lee” Banta, Jr.



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Cornelius “Lee” Banta, Jr.


Mr. Banta has experience with lien and bond claim disputes, construction defect litigation and general  commercial matters. He has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and materialmen at all stages in the litigation process, and has negotiated favorable settlements for his clients.

Mr. Banta earned his J.D. at The University of Houston Law Center and his B.A. in History from Amherst College. He was a Senior Notes & Comments Editor for the Houston Law Review. In addition, he was a member of the Order of the Barons and on the Dean’s Scholarship program.




State of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude

Amherst College, B.A., cum laude

Awards and Recognitions

Susman Godfrey L.L.P. Award for Outstanding Paper in Area of General Litigation, University of Houston Law Center (2015)