Cornelius F. "Lee" Banta, Jr.

Cornelius F. “Lee” Banta, Jr. has been an associate with the Houston, Texas law firm of Pagel, Davis & Hill P.C. (“PDH”) since November 2016.  Mr. Banta’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, involving a broad range of state and federal commercial and business disputes, including those in the discovery, dispositive, and trial stages.


Areas of Practice​

  • Commercial litigation
  • Business litigation for closely held and family held businesses
  • Construction litigation



  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2016, cum laude
    • Senior Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
    • Order of the Barons
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • B.A. (History), Amherst College, 2010, cum laude



Licensed to Practice in the State of Texas, 2016