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Brent J. Rodine

Practice Description

Mr. Rodine has extensive experience representing receivers appointed to locate and recover assets in securities fraud cases brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that capacity, he has helped manage and sell complex asset portfolios to distribute back to defrauded investors.

Mr. Rodine also works with the financial products litigation team in handling lawsuits that arise from residential and commercial loans.

Representative Experience

Represented the receiver for a portfolio of life settlement policies with a combined death benefit exceeding $236 million.

Represented the receiver for a portfolio of life settlement policies with a combined death benefit exceeding $56 million.

Represented the receiver in numerous lawsuits recovering more than $11 million from a multiple-tiered Ponzi scheme in Texas, California, and Oregon.

Appointed receiver by U.S. District court for debtors who owned and operated a medical service provider.

Represented investors who lost money in the Ponzi scheme operated through Stanford International Bank, Ltd. and successfully defended the receiver’s claims against them in the trial court and on appeal.

Has regularly represented a variety of plaintiffs and defendants in contract, commercial tort, and fiduciary duty litigation.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Janvey v. Adams, 588 F.3d 831 (5th Cir. 2009). Protected defrauded investors against disgorgement claims filed by the receiver for Stanford International Bank, Ltd. and defended that ruling on appeal.

Quilling v. Schonsky, 247 F. App’x 583 (5th Cir. 2007). Successfully defended appeal of the trial court’s finding that the investment was a Ponzi scheme under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act.

Quilling v. Stark, 2007 WL 415351 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 7, 2007). Recovered assets transferred into the equity of a homestead to avoid collection.

Quilling v. Humphries, 2006 WL 2934276 (N.D. Tex. Oct. 13, 2006). Secured a $9 million judgment against attorney accused of advising and facilitating a Ponzi scheme.

Awards & Honors

SuperLawyers: “Texas Rising Stars” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2012-2014)

Wm. Lance Lewis

November 28, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Lewis is the managing shareholder of the financial products litigation team, handling complex litigation arising from commercial and residential loans, consumer loans, insurance and annuity policies. With a firm belief that each case demands individualized attention from the outset, Mr. Lewis works to identify the most efficient and effective means to achieve the desired result, avoiding unnecessary cost and delay. If the suit can only be resolved through a trial on the merits, he offers a proven record of successful trials based on over 20 years in practice.

Representative Experience

Multiple trials of loan origination and servicing issues

Trial of suit opposing request to invalidate home equity lien

Trial of bankruptcy action opposing sanctions for alleged stay violations

Trial of partition of commercial real property

Multiple trials of insurance claims handling issues

Trial of complex injury and joint enterprise claims

Trial of bankruptcy action opposing sanctions for alleged wrongful credit reporting

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Issues in Mold Related Coverage Disputes: The Insurance Company’s Perspective, ALFA’s Mold Litigation Seminar
Key Issues in Liability Coverage for Property Damage and Bodily Injury Claims, Mealey’s Asbestos and Mold Insurance Conference

Liability of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Annual Insurance Law Institute

Smith v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 14-10555, 2014 WL 5658947 (5th Cir. Nov. 5, 2014)

Hicks v. Chase Home Fin., LLC, No. 03-13-00007-CV, 2014 WL 4058958 (Tex. App.–Austin Aug. 13, 2014, no pet.)

Reece v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 762 F.3d 422 (5th Cir. 2014)

Shin v. Chase Home Fin., LLC, No. 05-12-01634-CV, 2014 WL 2993815 (Tex. App.–Dallas June 30, 2014, no pet.)

Kramer v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 574 Fed. Appx. 370 (5th Cir. 2014)

Daniels v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 574 Fed. Appx. 337 (5th Cir. 2014)

Johnson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 570 Fed. Appx. 404 (5th Cir. 2014)

French v. EMC Mortg. Corp., 566 Fed. Appx. 285, 287 (5th Cir. 2014)

Green v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 562 Fed. Appx. 238 (5th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 220 (2014)

Saenz v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 02-13-00221-CV, 2014 WL 1096042 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Mar. 20, 2014, pet. dism’d w.o.j.)

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Classic Home Fin., Inc., 548 Fed. Appx. 205 (5th Cir. 2013)
2009.

Massey v. EMC Mortg. Corp., 546 Fed. Appx. 477 (5th Cir. 2013)

Deutsche Bank Trust Co., N.A. v. Hall, 400 S.W.3d 668 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2013, pet. denied)

Smith v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 14-10555, 2014 WL 5658947 (5th Cir. Nov. 5, 2014)

Morlock, L.L.C. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., No. 13-20602, 2014 WL 4652902 (5th Cir. Sept. 19, 2014)

Santiago v. Novastar Mortgage, Inc., 443 S.W.3d 462 (Tex. App.–Dallas 2014, pet. filed)

Hicks v. Chase Home Fin., LLC, No. 03-13-00007-CV, 2014 WL 4058958 (Tex. App.–Austin Aug. 13, 2014, no pet.)

Reece v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 762 F.3d 422 (5th Cir. 2014)

Emrich v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 575 Fed. Appx. 502 (5th Cir. 2014)

Morlock, L.L.C. v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 575 Fed. Appx. 228 (5th Cir. 2014)

Shin v. Chase Home Fin., LLC, No. 05-12-01634-CV, 2014 WL 2993815 (Tex. App.–Dallas June 30, 2014, no pet.)

Kramer v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 574 Fed. Appx. 370 (5th Cir. 2014)

Daniels v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 574 Fed. Appx. 337 (5th Cir. 2014)

Johnson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, 570 Fed. Appx. 404 (5th Cir. 2014)

French v. EMC Mortg. Corp., 566 Fed. Appx. 285, 287 (5th Cir. 2014)

Green v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 562 Fed. Appx. 238 (5th Cir. 2014), cert. denied, 135 S. Ct. 220 (2014)

Saenz v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 02-13-00221-CV, 2014 WL 1096042 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Mar. 20, 2014, pet. dism’d w.o.j.)

Davis v. Citibank, NA, 05-12-01386-CV, 2014 WL 1022326 (Tex. App.—Dallas Mar. 13, 2014, no pet.)

U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, v. Bonney, 05-12-01294-CV, 2013 WL 7149055 (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 13, 2013, no pet.)

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Classic Home Fin., Inc., 548 Fed. Appx. 205 (5th Cir. 2013) 2009.

Massey v. EMC Mortg. Corp., 546 Fed. Appx. 477 (5th Cir. 2013)

Maxwell v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 544 Fed. Appx. 470 (5th Cir. 2013)

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Dixon, 541 Fed. Appx. 423 (5th Cir. 2013)

Hudson v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 541 Fed. Appx. 380 (5th Cir. 2013)

Jenkins v. Stewart Title Co., 05-12-00685-CV, 2013 WL 3487741 (Tex. App.—Dallas July 10, 2013, no pet.)

Atchley v. Chase Home Fin. LLC, 02-12-00365-CV, 2013 WL 3064444 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth June 20, 2013, no pet.)

Shatteen v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 519 Fed. Appx. 320, 321 (5th Cir. 2013)

Deutsche Bank Trust Co., N.A. v. Hall, 400 S.W.3d 668 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2013, pet. denied)

Smith v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 519 Fed. Appx. 861 (5th Cir. 2013)

Puig v. Citibank, N.A., 514 Fed. Appx. 483 (5th Cir. 2013)

Priester v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 708 F.3d 667 (5th Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 134 S. Ct. 196, 187 L. Ed. 2d 256 (2013)

Water Dynamics, Ltd. v. HSBC Bank USA, Nat. Ass’n, 509 Fed. Appx. 367 (5th Cir. 2013)

Home Loan Corp. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., 312 S.W. 3d 199 (Tex App – Houston [14th Dist.] 2010)

The Burlington Ins. Co. v. Superior Nationwide Logistics, Ltd., 2010 WL 3155916 (S.D. Tex. Aug. 10, 2010)

Red Rock Properties 2005, Ltd. v. Chase Home Finance LLC, 2009 WL 1795037 (Tex App. – Houston [14th Dist.], June 25, 2009)

Morgan v. Chase Home Finance LLC, 306 Fed. App. 49 (5th Cir. 2008)

Caddell v. Travelers Lloyds of Texas Ins. Co., 2007 WL 1574244 (Tex. App. – Texarkana June 1, 2007).

Awards & Honors

Texas Super Lawyers, 2006-2010, published by Texas Monthly magazine

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

Best Attorneys under 40 – D Magazine, 2004

Rachel Hytken

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Ms. Hytken’s practice involves representation of financial institutions, banks and debt servicers in consumer financial services litigation involving wrongful foreclosure claims, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Texas Debt Collection Act, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Representative Experience

-Represented national financial institutions in various litigation matters, including wrongful foreclosure issues.

– Represented title insurance companies and the insured in a variety of disputes, including fraud, breach of contract, and quiet title claims.

– Clerked at a federal government agency charged with supplying hydorelectric power to the Northwest. Worked on issues involving labor disputes, intergovernmental conflict, and a variety of tort issues.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

“Electronic Discovery: To What Extent do the 2006 Amendments Satisfy Their Purposes?” 12 Lewis & Clark Law Review 599, 2008

Community Involvement, Affiliations and Memberships
Member, Dallas Bar Association

Committee Member, SPCA of Texas

Awards & Honors

Scholar List

Law Review

Kenneth A. Hill

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Hill advises parties in business litigation matters involving contract disputes, receiverships, landlord-tenant issues, debt collection, deceptive trade practices, fraud, and other business disputes.

He works with companies and individuals in all aspects of bankruptcy matters under chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Combines the highest standards of client service with extensive experience and legal expertise to provide excellent representation to every client every time.

Representative Experience

Nineteen years of experience representing a wide array of businesses and individuals in business litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Recovered damages on leases and secured financing transactions for several banks and finance companies.

Recovered delinquent receivables for a national aviation company.

Represented the franchisee of several fast food restaurants in an orderly business liquidation under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Represented a financing company defending a multi-million dollar fraudulent transfer claim arising out of a bankruptcy case.

Represented individuals in a federal lawsuit against a local television station for violations of federal and state wiretap laws.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Goodspeed v. Harman, 39 F.Supp.2d 787 (N.D. Tex. 1999)

Peavy v. Harman, 37 F.Supp.2d 495 (N.D. Tex. 1999)

Peavy v. WFAA-TV, Inc., 221 F.3d 158 (5th Cir. 2000)

Bailey v. Sorenson Laboratories, Inc., 217 B.R. 523 (Bankr. E.D. Tex. 1997)

Awards & Honors

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating