COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Jon has spent most of his twenty-year career handling complex litigation matters, including being part of the team representing Halliburton in the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and taking on a national insurance company that wronged his client. He can help you with:

 

  • Breach of contract lawsuits
  • Business disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits
  • Debt collection
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuits
  • Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (TUFTA) lawsuits
  • Real estate litigation, including slander of title and trespass to try title actions
  • Suit on a sworn account
  • Covenants not to compete

BUSINESS TORTS

Jon has spent many years in the courtroom representing businesses on both sides of the docket who were sued in tort or who were prosecuting a tort suit. He can help you with:

 

  • Tortious interference with contracts litigation
  • Tortious interference with prospective business relations litigation
  • Business disparagement, defamation, libel, and slander lawsuits
  • Conversion actions
  • Fraud litigation, both common law and statutory fraud
  • Texas Theft Liability Act litigation
  • Legal malpractice
  • Anti-SLAPP motions

INSURANCE LITIGATION AND COVERAGE

Jon has handled major insurance disputes worth tens of millions of dollars. He can help you with:

 

  • Bad faith litigation
  • Texas Prompt Payment of Claims Act lawsuits
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Deceptive insurance practices

BANKRUPTCY

Jon has represented clients in adversary proceedings and as creditors. Most recently, Jon represented a creditor on appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and Jon won that appeal for his client. He can help you with:

 

  • Creditor rights in bankruptcy
  • Filing proofs of claim
  • Objecting to discharge
  • Motions for relief from stay
  • Responding to objections to proof of claim
  • Adversary actions

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION AND FORMATION

When drafting and negotiating your contracts, an experienced litigator like Jon knows what to look for to keep that contract from becoming a lawsuit later on. He can help you with:

 

  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Lease drafting and negotiations
  • License drafting and negotiations
  • Drafting form contracts for your company
  • Contract review

PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION

Jon started his career as a trial lawyer representing hundreds of plaintiffs in civil actions across the DFW Metroplex. He can help you with:

 

  • Automobile accident litigation
  • Non-worker’s compensation work injury litigation
  • Nuisance actions
  • Defamation, libel, and slander actions