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Kristin Marker

April 20, 2018

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Lisa Marquis

April 8, 2015

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Practice Description

Lisa Marquis believes in settling family cases collaboratively whenever possible. Her clients view the collaborative process as a way to better control the outcome of their case and reduce stress and trauma to their family. Divorce is certainly an ending, but Lisa also sees it as the beginning of a new family unit. She believes that the collaborative process can smooth the transition for you and your children. Lisa also understands that some cases cannot be handled collaboratively and also effectively represents clients in contested matters that are presented to the court for determination. However, even in those contested cases, Lisa uses her training as a collaborative attorney to minimize the level of conflict between the parties, and endeavors to always put the best interest of the children first.  Even in cases that need to be handled through the more traditional litigation process, Lisa strives to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Focus of Practice

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Contested Divorce
  • Custody Disputes
  • Visitation Issues
  • Child Support Modification
  • Custody Modification
  • Enforcement Actions
  • Paternity
  • Adoption
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Partition Agreements
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Guardianship

Representative Experience

In 1991 Lisa began her legal career as a litigation attorney with Streich Lang in Phoenix. In 1994 she moved back to her home state of Texas to work as a tax attorney with the Dallas law firm of Johnson & Gibbs. When Johnson & Gibbs disbanded in 1995, Lisa began practicing family law in Plano. In 1997, Lisa partnered with Sharon Easley to form Easley & Marquis.  After 15 years in practice with Sharon, Lisa joined with Hastings Hanshaw and Collin Kennedy in 2012 to start a family law practice with the firm of Hanshaw Kennedy Marquis.  In April of 2015, Lisa joined the firm of Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. to head up their Collin County office, which opened in Plano on April 1, 2015.

Lisa is well known for her work in collaborative law, successfully handling more than 100 cases. She has been secretary, vice-president and president of the Collin County Bar Association, chair of the Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation and vice-president of the Plano chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.  She is an active member of the Association of Networking Professionals, in which she has held the positions of Vice-President and President for multiple terms.  Lisa has also served as a Girl Scout Leader in Celina and on the church council of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Frisco.

Community Involvement, Affiliations and Memberships

  • Charter Life Fellow of the Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation
  • Member of the Collin County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas

Christopher J. Moser

November 29, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Moser’s practice involves all aspects of commercial and consumer bankruptcy law. Representation primarily involves Chapter7 and Chapter 11 Trustees and debtors. Representation also includes commercial debtors, consumer debtors, secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases.

Representative Experience

Prior in-house counsel for Bonnet Resources Corporation, a Bank One subsidiary

Panel Chapter 7 Trustee in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Attorney of record and/or trustee in the following published cases:

In re Leff, 88 B.R. 105 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 1988)
Stewart v. Law Offices of Dennis Olson, 93 B.R. 91 (N.D. Texas 1988), aff’d, 878 F.2d 1432 (5th Cir. 1989)
In re Dowco Petroleum, Inc., 137 B.R. 207 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 1992)
In re Witts, 180 B.R. 171 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 1995)
In re Robinson, 180 B.R. 174 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 1995)
In re Tinsley, 217 B.R. 188 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 1998)
Painwebber Inc. and Admiral Insurance Co. v. Murray, 260 B.R. 815 (E.D. Texas 2001)
In re Horne, 277 B.R. 320 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2002)
In re Tomlin, 280 B.R. 374 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 2002)
In re Harbor Financial Group, Inc., 303 B.R. 124 (Bankr. N.D. Texas 2003)
Homecomings Financial Group Network, Inc. v. Litzler, 2004 W.L. 614845 (N.D. Texas 2004)
In re Ekuban, 177 Fed. Appx. 407, 2006 W.L. 1049130 (5th Cir. 2006)
In re Eisner, 2007 W.L. 2479654 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2007)
In re Chambers, 2008 W.L. 540872 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2008)
In re Parkway Sales and Leasing, Inc., 411 B.R. 337 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2009)
In re Mullican, 2008 W.L. 5191196 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2008)
In re Mullican, 417 B.R. 408 (E.D. Texas 2009)
In re Chambers, 419 B.R. 652 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2009)
In re Chilton, 426 B.R. 612 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2010)
In re Jacobsen, 2010 W.L. 2388425 (5th Cir. 2010)
In re Jacobsen, 609 F.3d 647 (5th Cir. 2007)
Thaw v. Moser, 769 F.3d 366 (5th Cir. 2014)
Feuerbacher v. Moser, 2012 WL 1070138 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2012)
Chilton v. Moser, 674 F.3d 486 (5th Cir. 2012)
In re Goushey, 2011 WL 2470029 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2011)
In re Brown, 375 B.R. 348 (Bankr. E.D. Texas 2007)

Co-Authored article entitled Representing Trustees – Client Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege. Published by National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges in 1988.

Awards & Honors

Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Business Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Bankruptcy Law since 1990.

Best Bankruptcy Lawyer in Dallas (D Magazine, 2012 & 2013)

“Texas Super Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2003, 2005-2007, 2013)

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating

James H. Moody III

November 28, 2013

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Practice Description

Mr. Moody advises insurance companies and their insureds. He has successfully tried tort and contract actions ranging in length from one day to six weeks. He also counsels clients on insurance coverage matters, frequently speaks on insurance topics, and has developed a growing mediation practice that focuses on insurance coverage disputes.

Representative Experience

Over 36 years of experience handling a broad range of tort, contract and business disputes. He has represented primary and secondary domestic insurance carriers in high exposure first- and third-party coverage, class actions, and extra contractual “bad faith” litigation. He also has experience representing London and other European carriers in primary, excess and reinsurance disputes.

Through representation of insureds, has represented product manufacturers and suppliers in both business and tort litigation. He also has experience in representing contractors in defective construction and jobsite accident cases, as well as representation of professionals in errors and omissions claims.

Selected Publications, Seminars and Cases

Fortuity Doctrine: Trying to make sense of the concepts of “Known Loss”and” Loss in Progress”, presented at 2012 University of Texas Insurance Law Institute, Oct. 2012, Austin, Texas

Subrogation and Liens – Maximizing Your Client’s Recovery, unpublished paper presented to the University of Houston’s Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims seminar (Houston and Dallas, March 2007)

Coverage Issues in Construction Defect Claims, unpublished paper presented to the University of Houston’s Advanced Insurance and Tort Claims seminar (Houston and Dallas, April 2008)

Duty to Defend and the Right to Control the Defense, unpublished paper presented at the Defense Research Institute’s Annual Symposium on Excess and Reinsurance (1991)

Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. C. Springs 300, Ltd., 287 S.W.3d 771 (Tex. App. — Houston 2009, writ denied)

Ethics Jeopardy, Council on Litigation Management, Annual Convention (2009 and 2010)

Diamond H. Recognition, L.P. v. King of Fans, Inc., 589 F.Supp.2d 772 (N.D.Tex. 2008)

Compelling Receivers to Arbitrate Under the Federal Arbitration Act, unpublished paper presented as part of the Mealey’s Insurance Insolvency and Reinsurance

Roundtable discussion on “Flirting With Disaster: Insolvency” (April 1999)

The Issues and Problems Presented by “Following Form” Excess Coverage, unpublished paper presented at the Defense Research Institute’s Annual Symposium on Excess and Reinsurance (1990)

TIG Insurance Co. v. Dallas Basketball, Ltd., 129 S.W.3d 232 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2004, writ denied)

Environmental Coverage Under First-Party Policies, unpublished paper presented at the Texas-Louisiana Oil and Gas Symposium (1992)

Maintenance v. ITT Hartford Group, 895 S.W.2d 816 (Tex. Civ. App. — Texarkana 1994, writ denied)

Nutmeg Insurance Company v. Pro-Line Corp., 836 F.Supp. 385 (N.D. Tex. 1993)

Hamm v. Allstate Ins. Co., 286 F.Supp.2d 790 (N.D. Tex. 2003)

Everest Reinsurance Company v. Howard, 950 S.W.2d 800 (Tex. Civ. App. — Austin 1997, writ denied) (lead counsel at trial court level)

Extra-contractual Claims in the Third-Party Context: Dead or Alive, unpublished presentation to the Dallas Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section (May 2005)

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The Difference Between Breach of Insurance Contract and Bad-Faith Actions, unpublished paper presented to the University of Texas 9th Annual Insurance Law Institute (November 2004)

Insurance Coverage for Punitive Damages, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Seminar (Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2001)

Hartford Lloyd’s Ins. Co. v. Yarbrough, 2006 WL 1469705 (S.D. Tex. 2006)

Reinsurance — What Is It?, unpublished paper presented at the University of Texas
Insurance Law Institute (September 1996)

The Advice of Counsel Defense — Its Parameters and Drawbacks, unpublished paper presented at the Defense Research Institute’s Annual Symposium on Excess and Reinsurance (1992)

Hartford Casualty Insurance Company v. Powell, 19 F.Supp.2d 678 (N.D. Tex. 1998)

Awards & Honors

“Texas Super Lawyers” (Texas Monthly magazine, 2006-2014)

“Best Lawyers in America” (U.S. News & World Report,
2006 -2015)

“Texas Top-Rated Lawyers” (Dallas Morning News & The Wall Street Journal, 2012-2014)

AV ® PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell rating