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Paul Myers

Bio 6900 N. Dallas Pkwy Ste. 800 Plano, TX 75024 214-560-5452

Practice Areas

Education

  • SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • East Texas State University, B.S., 1983

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas, 1988
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits
  • Numerous U.S. District Courts in Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Florida, and Texas

Awards & Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named among Best Lawyers in America – Consumer Law by Best Lawyers (2016-2020)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2005-2007, 2011- 2012, 2014-2020)

Focus of Practice

  • Consumer Financial Litigation & Compliance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment

Practice Description

Clients turn to Paul Myers for help with their most challenging litigation problems. His practice includes consumer financial litigation and business litigation, with a special focus on Fair Credit Reporting Act cases and compliance issues. Paul has also handled antitrust, class action, contract, Deceptive Trade Practice Act (DTPA), debt collection, fraud, non-competition and trade secrets, and tortious interference partnership disputes.

For more than 20 years, Paul has been Board Certified in labor and employment by the Texas Board of Legal SpecializationHe represents public and private employers in employer-employee disputes, including labor-management relations and employment litigation. His employment practice includes the representation of clients before the National Labor Relations Board, as well as state and federal courts.

Representative Experience

CONSUMER FINANCIAL and COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • Frequently represents clients in consumer financial litigation, with a special focus on FCRA cases
  • Won summary judgment for credit reporting client in class action suit related to reporting of utility accounts.
  • Won multiple jury trials for credit reporting client in suits brought by consumers alleging violations of the FCRA and state law claims
  • Won jury trial for telecom company in suit against landlord involving commercial lease dispute.
  • Obtained summary judgment in antitrust case against numerous credit bureau and creditor defendants.
  • Represented credit card company in suit brought by identity theft victim.
  • Represented federal credit union in FCRA suit brought by consumer. 
  • Obtained and collected arbitration award for commissions and fees in dispute between insurance underwriters/agents.
  • Achieved complete dismissal of client in unfair competition suit. 
  • 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.
  • Represents federal contractors in white collar, qui tam, False Claims Act, and debarment actions.

LABOR and EMPLOYMENT LAW

  • Frequently represents employers in discrimination, harassment and retaliation suits, including ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, section 1981, and Title VII claims.
  • Frequently represents 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 union representation campaign initiated by the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.

Publications, Seminars, and Cases

  • Hot Topics in Consumer Credit Reporting, Consumer Financial Litigation Symposium (August 2017).
  • Living in a Regulated World, Consumer Financial Litigation Symposium (June 2016).
  • Don’t Let Cupid Steal Your Secrets— Protect Confidential Information with Texas’ New Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Employment Law Breakfast Series (February 2014).
  • Credit, Crime, and Social Media Checks by Employers – Oh My!, Employment Law Breakfast Series (September 2012).
  • Ninth Circuit Finds that a Dispute Attacking the Legal Validity of the Debt Is Improper, FCRA Newsletter (October 2010).
  • Are Your Background Check Policies Making Your Company a Target for a Class Action Lawsuit?, FCRA Newsletter (September 2010).
  • What Will Health Care Reform Mean for EmployersLabor & Employment Newsletter (July 2009).
  • President Obama’s First Year: How New and Proposed Employment And Health Care Legislation Impact Your Business, Business & Law Forum (September 2009).
  • Does The Economic Crisis Have You Thinking About Downsizing? Labor & Employment Newsletter (October 2008).
  • Patel v. Regions Bank, 808 F. App’x 242 (5th Cir. 2020)
  • Mockingbird Pharma LLC v. FLTX Holdings LLC, 2020 WL 980248 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 27, 2020)
  • Irvin-Jones v. Equifax Info. Servs. LLC, 2019 WL 4394684 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 13, 2019)
  • Clements v. Trans Union, LLC, 2019 WL 2331774 (S.D. Tex. Apr. 30, 2019),  adopted, 2019 WL 2331778 (S.D. Tex. May 17, 2019)
  • Valdez v. GM Fin., 2019 WL 7945707 (E.D. Tex. Apr. 18, 2019)
  • Collins v. Diversified Consultants Inc., 754 F. App’x 714 (10th Cir. 2018)
  • Clements v. Trans Union, LLC, 2018 WL 4519196 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 29, 2018), adopted, 2018 WL 4502255 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 20, 2018)
  • Kelly v. Suntrust Bank, 2016 WL 7030641 (4th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016)
  • Townsend v. ASD Specialty Healthcare, Inc., 2016 WL 6996268 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 30, 2016)
  • Bailey v. Equifax Credit Info. Servs., Inc., 2016 WL 11540113, at *1 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 28, 2016), adopted, 2017 WL 10728913 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 9, 2017)
  • Collins v. Trans Union, LLC, 668 F. App’x 345 (10th Cir. 2016)
  • Peterson v. Am. Express, 2016 WL 1158881 (D. Ariz. Mar. 23, 2016)
  • Wright v. Experian Info. Sols., Inc., 805 F.3d 1232 (10th Cir. 2015)
  • Jett v. Experian Info. Sols., Inc., 2014 WL 2587613 (N.D. Tex. June 10, 2014), aff’d in part, vacated in part sub nom, Jett v. Am. Home Mortg. Servicing, Inc., 614 F. App’x 711 (5th Cir. 2015)
  • Eller v. Trans Union, LLC, 739 F.3d 467 (10th Cir. 2013)