Areas of Practice

Litigation

Litigation is about winning and the keys to winning are thorough preparation, sound strategic planning and aggressive, persistent advocacy. Expect these skills and more from our litigation attorneys, who will bring a proven track record of success to your case. We represent businesses, individuals and organizations before state and federal trial and appellate courts on a wide array of cases, with a decided emphasis on complex commercial litigation.

Resolution of disputes through mediation or arbitration, rather than by trying the case in court, can be an advantageous option for some cases. Our experience in alternative dispute resolution methods will inform our review of your case, analysis of available options and our recommendation for the approach that can provide the most beneficial outcome for you.

FOCUS AREAS
Appellate
  • Experienced in courts of appeals throughout Texas, as well as the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Arbitration and Mediation
  • Pre-trial dispute mediation
  • Binding and non-binding arbitration proceedings
Collections
  • Collection of open accounts, promissory notes and other types of indebtedness
  • Recovery of collateral
  • Collection of judgments
Construction
  • Representation of owners, developers, contractors, suppliers and design professionals in construction-related disputes
  • Defective construction and defective design claims
  • Disputes concerning construction delays and delay damages Mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens
  • Payment and performance bond claims
  • Contractor and supplier warranty claims and breach of warranty disputes
Fiduciary Litigation
  • Experienced in fiduciary duty disputes involving trusts, probate and estates, and corporate officers and directors
Financial Institutions
  • Lender liability claims
  • Enforcement of loan documents
  • Bank deposits and collections matters
  • Sequestrations, garnishments and other extraordinary relief
  • Breach of contract and negligence suits
  • Customer information requests and subpoenas
General Business
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Commercial tort cases
  • Shareholder/Partner disputes
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act defense
Insurance
  • Representation of carriers, agencies, insureds and other claimants in cases involving life insurance, health insurance, property and casualty policies, health and disability policies, and other insurance products
  • Analysis of coverage issues and preparation of coverage opinions
  • Subrogation claims
  • State receivership proceedings
  • Claims in connection with construction-related bonds and other commercial sureties
International Commercial Litigation
  • Extensive experience representing Mexican and other foreign individuals and businesses before U.S. federal and state courts
  • Representation of U.S. businesses and individuals in claims involving foreign interests
Labor and Employment
  • Representation of employers or employees in labor cases
  • Age, sex and race discrimination matters
  • Wrongful termination, defamation, and “whistle-blower” retaliation claims
  • Workplace harassment claims
  • Lawsuits in connection with employment contracts, including confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
Libel and Slander
  • Representation of plaintiffs or defendants in libel, slander and defamation claims
Nuisance Claims
  • Representing individuals and municipalities in actions against operators of offensive and noxious commercial activities, such as rock quarrying and surface mining
Oil & Gas
  • Representing producers, royalty owners, surface owners and operators in cases related to the oil and gas industry
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • Defense or prosecution of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving claims of negligence, gross negligence, intentional torts and products liability
  • Medical malpractice claims involving serious injury or death
Real Estate
  • Purchase and sale agreement breach claims
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Mortgage loan litigation
  • Breach of property restrictions and protective covenants lawsuits
  • Access/easement disputes
  • Actions involving title companies, surveyors, engineers and architects
Securities/Investment Fraud
  • Litigating complex securities fraud cases, including class action claims
  • Representing claimants against third-party "aiders and abettors" of securities law violations, such as accounting firms and law firms