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Steven D. Selbe

Senior Counsel

(713) 490-4863
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TransWestern Tower
1900 West Loop South
Suite 1000
Houston, TX 77027


J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, 1987

B.A., magna cum laude, Fort Hays State University, 1984

Steven Selbe is senior counsel in Gordon & Rees’s Houston office. He has been practicing law since 1987. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, he established the Houston litigation section of his prior firm.

Mr. Selbe began his practice of law in west Texas and has worked extensively with the oil and gas industry.  His experience includes litigation involving surface damage cases, oilfield tubulars litigation, collection of joint interest billings, insurance disputes involving “pollution” damages, and relevant exclusions in insurance policies. He also defends serious personal injury cases and litigates complex commercial disputes. Furthermore, he works with issues involving indemnity provisions and has defended hundreds of cases involving oil field and industrial personal injury accidents and related OSHA citations.

He has represented Fortune 500 energy companies in oil and gas litigation, and a variety of commercial entities, including publicly traded companies, in business litigation matters. Mr. Selbe's active products liability defense practice includes defense of equipment and vehicle manufacturers and nutritional supplement retailers.

The representation of local governmental entities and public officials has been a passion of Mr. Selbe’s during his twenty-one year career. He has defended numerous cities and police officers in civil rights claims involving excessive force, false arrests and illegal searches. He also defends governmental entities in premise defect claims, takings claims and serious automobile accident cases.

Mr. Selbe is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is authorized as an OSHA 10- and 30- hour General Industry Outreach Program Trainer.


All United States District Courts, Texas
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization
State Bar of Texas, Governmental and Personal Injury Sections
2002 Texas State Bar “General Negligence” Pattern Jury Charge Committee

Community Involvement

Active in Lake Houston YMCA Adventure Guides Program
Active Member, St. Martha’s Catholic Church, Kingwood, Texas