I am dedicated to protecting my clients and their interests throughout East Texas and across the State of Texas. I represent real people with real needs in fixing legal problems. As a Tyler business litigation lawyer, I represent both individuals and businesses - both in litigation and in arbitration.
I represent individuals and families who have been the victims of fraud. Generally they are frauded or hurt by a fiduciary – namely a trustee, an executor, an accountant, an investment advisor, broker, lawyer, or other professional who has taken advantage of them or their money. Trustees sometimes take money they should not take, or they charge too much money. Investment advisors and stockbrokers sometimes take money that they should not take, or they suggest bad investments to people. All people who are in a position of trust and confidence should always act in such a way to maintain that trust and confidence – to put their client’s interests ahead of their own interests.
I also represent families in business lawsuits and arbitrations as a Tyler business litigation attorney. Closely held businesses with family members as owners or stakeholders sometimes have disputes, especially in later generations of ownership. Some of the toughest battles are between family members who are also involved in business together because there are usually family issues coupled with legal issues, all meshed together in a legal fight. I understand the dynamic and fight to protect my clients.
I also represent businesses in business lawsuits and arbitrations. Businesses are great when they compete fairly, but they are not great when they compete unfairly. They compete unfairly when they take property or ideas from others, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets. Some businesses falsely accuse others of doing these things just to try to get ahead. Sometimes businesses have meritless claims brought against them. As a Tyler business litigation lawyer, I help businesses protect themselves – either through the sword or the shield.
I also represent individuals and families in estate planning and litigation. I help on the front end by helping get wills, powers of attorney, and directives in place, but I also help on the back end when family members begin arguing over money or possessions. There is almost nothing like death to bring out greed in certain folks hoping to benefit more than they should because of the death of a family member. It happens to the best of families. And if your family is facing a situation where one or more of the family members are arguing about who gets what, I can help.