Practice Areas Civil Litigation

Our practice falls into two categories—proactive representation and reactive representation. With respect to proactive representation, some of our clients come to us seeking legal advice or looking for assistance in a transaction or in drafting a legal instrument, such as a contract, a deed, a partnership agreement, a lease, a will, or a trust, among others. In those cases, our goal is to insure that our client’s interests are protected in those transactions and legal instruments. Further, we try to take reasonable steps to insure that a dispute or litigation will not arise later, and that, if it does, our client will be in the best possible position to defend their interests.

Other times, a potential client will come to us because a transaction or business relationship has unraveled. These actions include contractual disputes (breach of contract, note, or lease), partnership disputes, employment litigation, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference with a contract or prospective business relation, among others. Sometimes we call these cases divorces without a marriage. Suppose you went into business with someone. Perhaps, you formed a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability corporation or a limited partnership. But, now the business relationship has soured. Your partner or business associates are no longer holding up their end of the bargain or worse still they are engaging in wrongful conduct that is harming you or the business. We may be able to help you resolve the dispute, wind-down the business, and/or protect your interest and make you whole through litigation.

In other cases, you may have a contractual relationship or an employer-employee or agent-principal relationship, among others. Again, you probably entered into the arrangement with the best of intentions, but things did not go as planned. Perhaps, you lent someone money, but they stopped paying under a note or contract. Or, perhaps, you performed under a contract with an individual or company, but the other party hasn’t lived up to its end of the bargain. In such cases, it is important to obtain legal advice and protect your rights and remedies, whether your contact us or some other attorney. If you choose to contact us, we would be glad to guide you through such disputes.

Additionally, the firm’s other areas of litigation are largely listed in our areas of practice by category, such as litigation involving real estate, employment, and wills, probate, and intestacy. However, as a general matter, our firm represent clients in a variety of contexts in which the client has suffered or stands to suffer some economic harm, including claims for slander, libel, defamation, fraud, Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) violations, trespass, nuisance, battery, and other wrongful or tortious conduct.