Significant Litigation Experience
I have represented clients in numerous significant matters. The following are some examples of my recent successes:
- Federal Bankruptcy Trial: Successfully defended a former president of an oil and gas company in an adversarial proceeding. Sixteen (16) plaintiffs litigated a four count complaint alleging that the defendant squandered at least $18,642.00 of the plaintiffs` investments. Furthermore, since the defendant invoked his 5th Amendment Right to remain silent at the trial, the plaintiffs` counsel requested that the Court take an adverse inference against the defendant and rule in favor of the plaintiffs. The Federal Judge ruled in favor of the defendant on all four counts and determined that the request for an adverse inference should fail. Noteworthy is the fact that at trial the plaintiffs were represented by three attorneys from one of the largest law firms in Texas.
- Successfully represented a director and officers of a California corporation by applying a rare and complex Constitutional argument, challenging the Texas court`s invoking jurisdiction over these individuals
- Successful representation of a company and one of its main employees against claims asserted by a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., which subsidiary is the world`s leading provider of broadcast software, used by more than 7,000 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite radio networks, and Internet stations worldwide. The subsidiary of this mega-corporation engaged prominent New York and Texas law firms.
- Successfully represented plaintiffs in a securities fraud case against individuals and several of their joint venture projects.
- Federal Bench Trial: Successfully represented the claims of a homeowner, and defense of a financial institution’s counter claims involving the Texas Constitution and Property Code regarding liens. Judgment for client on all claims.
- Successfully defended two foreign entities in a $17,000,000.00 case involving claims of breach of contract under a Collateral Insurance Agreement, Specific Performance, and applicability of joint and several liability of insureds under Texas Workers’ Compensation Statutes.
- State Bench Trial: Successfully defended a doctor in a $700,000.00 suit involving claims of breach of fiduciary duties and partnership agreement, and accounting.
- Federal Jury Trial: Successfully defended a publicly held company in a $3,000,000.00 multi-party suit involving claims of breach of contract and fraud.
- Federal Jury Trial: Successfully defended a publicly held manufacturing company, its subsidiaries and the chairman in a $4,500,000.00 suit involving claims of alleged violations of the Federal and State Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Acts, and the Federal Debt Collections Practices Act.
- Victorious in representing TXI Operations, L.P. and TXI Operating Trust by arguing that the trial court did not have jurisdiction over these clients by way of a Plea to the Jurisdiction.
- Obtained a judgment in favor of 11 Plaintiffs against an oil and gas company for violation of the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.
- Successfully represented a homeowner in her lawsuit against a contractor for violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The judge heard from several witnesses and then awarded the plaintiff her economic damages, then under the Act the judge tripled those damages. Furthermore, at two different times during the trial the judge complimented us on our trial preparation.
- United States of America, on behalf of Small Business Administration, Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. Commercial Technology, Inc, et al., Defendants, Commercial Technology, Inc., Defendant-Appellant, 354 F.3d 378 (5th Cir. 2003)
- NH Texas Properties, L.P. v. Douglas K. MIttleider, 267 Fed. Appx. 375, 2008 WL 510520 (5th Cir. 2008) Sessions v. Woods, 206 S.W.3d 772 (Tex.App.–Texarkana 2006, pet. denied)
- The Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania v. Hartford Underwriters Ins. Co., 164 S.W.3d 747 (Tex.App.–Houston [1st Dist.] 2005, no pet.)
- National Sports and Spirit Group v. University of North Texas, 117 S.W.3d 76 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2003, no pet.)
- Zimmerman v. Littlejohn, 2002 WL 2005514 (Tex.App.–Dallas 2002, no pet.)