SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1988
East Texas State University, B.S., 1983
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas, 1988
Focus of Practice
Consumer Financial Litigation
Labor & Employment
Won jury trial for telecom company in suit against landlord involving commercial lease dispute.
Won jury trials for credit bureau in suits brought by consumers alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state law claims.
Obtained summary judgment in antitrust case against numerous credit bureau and creditor defendants.
Obtained and collected arbitration award for commissions and fees in dispute between insurance underwriters/agents.
Achieved complete dismissal of client in unfair competition suit. Represents national credit reporting agency as regional counsel in 18 states.
Frequently represents clients in injunction proceedings related to non- compete and trade secrets issues.
Represented steel manufacturer in breach of contract suit.
Obtained favorable settlement for nuclear fuel cell manufacturer in trade secret and unfair competition dispute with parts supplier.
Obtained summary judgment for aviation repair station in suit brought by owner of Boeing 727.
Obtained favorable settlement from software manufacturer on behalf of computer reseller.
Represented limited partner in suit for damages and dissolution of partnership.
Represented credit card company in suit brought by identity theft victim.
Represented federal credit union in FCRA suit brought by consumer. Represents federal contractors in white collar, qui tam, False Claims Act, and debarment actions.
Frequently represents public and private employers in discrimination, harassment and retaliation suits, including ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, section 1981, and Title VII claims.
Frequently represents public and private employers in injunction proceedings related to non-competition and trade secrets issues. Represents employers in DOL audits involving wage and hour and employee benefits issues.
Represents employers in grievance and arbitration proceedings.
Frequently represents employers in union avoidance, elections, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice matters.
Defeated NLRB’s request for injunctive relief in federal court action in California.
Negotiated collective bargaining agreement with Teamsters Local that was more favorable to employer than any prior agreement in the last 10 years.
Represented employer in successful union campaign against the American Postal Workers Union and several related unfair labor practice charges in Minnesota.
Represented employer in successful union campaigns against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union in Arizona and California. Represented employer in successful union campaign against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers in Nevada.
Represented employer in successfully defending against several unfair labor practice charges filed by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in California.
Represented manufacturer in defeating representation campaign
initiated by the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.