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Ranked in Chambers USA, Commercial Litigation, 2021
Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2023
Ranked among the Leading Lawyers in Texas in Chambers USA, 2019-2020
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016-2023
Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2023
Texas Super Lawyers, 2017-2022, by Thomson Reuters
Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars, 2010-2015, by Thomson Reuters
Texas Trailblazers, Texas Lawyer, 2019
Most Feared Litigation Firms, BTI Consulting Group, 2017
Texas Trail Blazers, Texas Lawyer, 2019
Litigation Counsel of America Fellow
Phone: (214) 360-7432
Fields of Practice
Class and Collective Actions
Complex Commercial Litigation
Complex Tort Litigation
- Bailey Brauer PLLC (2013 – current)
Baker & McKenzie LLP (2005 – 2012)
Winstead PC (2003 – 2005)
MQ Prosper N., LLC v. Coulter, No. 05-20-00800-CV, 2022 WL 17580198 (Tex. App.—Dallas Dec. 12, 2022, no pet. h.)
Obtained appellate court ruling affirming judgment in client’s favor after a week-long bench trial.
Sudharani Dikkala, M.D. v. NTKC-DFW, PLLC, Cause No. 017-330261-21, 17th District Court for Tarrant County, Texas
Trial verdict in client’s favor against allegations that plaintiff physician owned 20% of nephrology practice.
North Texas Opportunity Fund L.P. v. Hammerman & Gainer Intern., Inc., No. 3:14-cv-1906, 2015 WL 3461035 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 22, 2015)
Successfully resolved dispute involving claims of fraud relating to multimillion-dollar purchase of business.
Chronos Solutions, LLC f/k/a Matt Martin Real Estate Management LLC v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., et al., Cause No. DC-16-13301, 95th District Court for Dallas County, Texas
Successfully resolved dispute involving multimillion-dollar breach of contract claims relating to real estate transactions.
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Inc. and Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services of Nevada, Inc. v. Jason Vitorino and J Vitorino Enterprises, LLC, No. 3:15-cv-03768, Northern District of Texas—Dallas Division
Successfully resolved dispute alleging tortious interference with contractual relations relating to commercial real estate transactions.
The Lakes of Millbrook Apartments, L.L.C. v. Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. and Silver Star Title d/b/a Sendera Title, Cause No. CC-16-05931-A, County Court at Law No. 1 for Dallas County, Texas
Successfully resolved dispute involving sale of $22 million Alabama apartment complex.
Brian Reed Kainer, individually and on behalf of K Construction, LLC v. James Frank Killingsworth, Jimmy Allen Brown, and Evan Jones, Case No. 219-02832-2019, 219th District Court for Collin County, Texas
Successfully resolved dispute alleging fraud and breach of fiduciaries duties relating to ownership in utilities subcontractor.
NQ Mobile US, Inc. v. Titans Group Empresa De Participacao Em Negocios Ltda, ICDR Case No. 01-15-0005-8959, International Centre for Dispute Resolution
Obtained $5 million judgment for mobile phone software developer in international arbitration against Brazilian anti-virus developer in contractual dispute.
Leland Lou, M.D., et al. v. Speed of Light X-Ray, LLC, et al., Cause No. 2017524697, 99th District Court for Lubbock County, Texas
Successfully resolved dispute alleging tortious interference with contract and theft of trade secrets relating to competing mobile x-ray businesses.
Secured “tidal wave” opinion and cemented the law protecting the agribusiness industry.
Preserved favorable judgment after defeating a city’s claims seeking in excess of $28 million in damages.
Won complete victory in a class-certification attempt as part of an antitrust conspiracy case against the nation’s two largest poultry companies.
Secured successful summary judgment against RICO claims seeking millions of dollars in damages.
- Co-author, “The Supreme Court Expands the Breadth of RICO by Removing First-Party Reliance as an Element of A Civil RICO Claim,” American Bar Association’s Business Torts and RICO News, Winter 2009
- Co-author, “Judicial Misconduct,” 14 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 963 (2001)