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Marcie L. Schout

November 29, 2013

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Practice Description

Ms. Schout’s practice focuses primarily on handling many of the firm’s appellate matters for residential lending clients. In addition, Ms. Schout represents residential lending clients in litigation throughout Texas. She also devotes a significant portion of time to insurance coverage disputes involving both liability and first party property issues.

Representative Experience

All aspects of state and federal court litigation, including written discovery, depositions, motion preparation and briefing, hearings, and trial. Cases resolved by dispositive motion whenever possible to ensure efficiency and avoid delay.

Prepared appellate briefs and participated in oral argument before the state and federal Courts of Appeals.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

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)

 

Awards & Honors

SuperLawyers: “Texas Rising Stars” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2006-2013)

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

Brent S. Lee

November 28, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Lee represents clients in litigation before state and federal courts, including complex litigation. He provides efficient and effective representation and works with clients toward beneficial resolution.

Representative Experience

Served as coverage counsel involving various types of policies.

Served as trial counsel in court and arbitration actions.

Served as appellate counsel in federal and state appellate courts.

Obtained dismissal of or judgment on various types of action through effective motion strategy.

Obtained early dismissal of civil proceeding after evidentiary hearing on personal jurisdiction.

Judicial Intern (Judge Alan Mayfield), 7th District Court, McLennan County, Texas, 2000.

Awards & Honors

Texas Super Lawyers: “Rising Star” 2007, published by Texas Monthly magazine

Hudson M. Jobe

November 9, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Jobe is a Shareholder in the firm’s bankruptcy and business litigation practice areas. He is Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the TBLS. His practice focuses on bankruptcy proceedings and related litigation, along with state and federal court receivership proceedings. He also practices commercial litigation across a wide array of industries.

Previous law clerk for the Honorable Robert L. Jones, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Previous judicial intern for the Honorable William R. Greendyke, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Representative Experience

Trustee: Served as lead counsel for bankruptcy trustees in over 100 bankruptcy cases and related adversary proceedings. Responsible for the collection of millions of dollars of estate funds for the benefit of creditors and investors through preference actions, fraudulent transfer claims, and related bankruptcy litigation.

Business Reorganization: Represented individuals and businesses in reorganization, liquidation, and bankruptcy-related litigation, including complex cases under both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7. Cases have included the adjustment of millions of dollars of debt and the preservation of going-concern value for the benefit of creditors, owners, vendors, and employees.

Credit Recovery/Defense: Assisted lenders seeking to recover from insolvent entities, and lenders sued on Chapter 5 avoidance and other lender-liability claims. Such representation routinely involves both global and regional lenders, as well as other types of creditors with a significant stake in the going-concern value of the debtor enterprise.

Business/Asset Sales: Served as counsel to buyers and sellers of assets and operating businesses in bankruptcy. Prior representation has inlcuded due diligence of the bankrupt’s financial affairs, crafting appropriate bids and bid procdures, crafting and negotiating asset purchase agreements, and consummating sale trasactions and addressing susequent title and documentation issues.

Litigation: Assisted or served as primary litigation counsel in federal and state court litigation implicated by potential or actual bankruptcy filings. Prior cases have included the strategic evaluation and implementation of various litigation and bankruptcy strategies, such as automatic stay considerations, venue, and other jurisdictional vehicles. Recent cases include $100MM avoidance claims.

Receivership: Served as lead and co-counsel for state and federal court receivers. Cases have included the sale of receivership assets, investigations related to “Ponzi schemes”, and the pursuit of related litigation against conspirators and agents of receivership defendants.

Awards & Honors

SuperLawyers: “Texas Rising Stars” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2012-2013)

John C. Ford Inn of Court

Medal of Excellence, American Bankruptcy Institute

Joseph Nance Scholar, Baylor School of Law