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SettlePou Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Kickoff


Founded by John D. (“Jay”) Settle, Jr. and Robert L. Pou, III, SettlePou opened its doors in 1978 with a focus on commercial lending and real estate and a commitment to excellence and client service. Today, that same commitment underscores SettlePou’s dedication to the needs of its clients. Now with over thirty attorneys licensed to practice in seven states and offices in Dallas and Tulsa, SettlePou offers a broad spectrum of legal services throughout six major practice areas and a variety of sub-specialties (for more information on each of SettlePou’s practices, please visit http://www.settlepou.com/services).

What sets SettlePou apart – and what has kept SettlePou at the vanguard of the North Texas legal community for four decades – is SettlePou’s dedication to its Core Values: Respect, Results, Responsiveness. “Our Core Values underlie everything we do, from hiring employees to the provision of top-tier guidance and legal representation to our clients,” says Firm President Allen Smith. In fact, Smith explains that more than 50% of the Firm’s employees have been with the Firm for more than 10 years. In addition, 8 different employees have returned to SettlePou after briefly leaving the Firm for other stints.

On what has allowed SettlePou to be a trusted advisor to thousands of Texas businesses over the last 40 years, Jay Settle speaks of SettlePou’s employees: “We have special people with a true commitment not only to our clients, but to each other.” This sentiment is echoed by Robert Pou, who issued a heartfelt thank you to the Firm’s employees during Monday’s 40th Anniversary kickoff party, which included a SettlePou trivia game and the unveiling of the Firm’s 40th Anniversary logo.

As SettlePou enters its 40th year, the Firm refuses to rest on its laurels. Smith affirms: “We strive to improve every single day – it’s not easy, but with a team like ours, we can, and we’ll continue to obtain great results for our clients.”