P.O. Box 200842
Austin, Texas 78720
(512) 619-8639
Fax (512) 372-1645

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Practice Areas

Our office enjoys handling a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Commercial / Business litigation (including breach of contract).
  • Mediation services.
  • Complex multi-party litigation.
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes.
  • Construction litigation.
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes.
  • Business torts including fraud and misrepresentation.
  • Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Appellate brief writing and appellate argument.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Medical Malpractice (prosecution and defense).
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims.
  • Negligence.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Administrative Law (including representing health care professionals before boards and the State Office of Administrative Hearings “SOAH”).
  • Criminal law defense (federal court).
  • Ad valorem (property) tax disputes.
  • Insurance / Disability disputes and litigation.
  • Real estate title examination and related issues.
  • Real estate contracts and leases.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Will preparation.
  • Creditor's rights.

City not liable for fatality caused by off-duty police officer

Jimmy Hall was driving a riding lawn mower on a roadway and was pulling a small trailer, when an off-duty police officer Jonathan Purifoy (employed by the City of Balch Springs, who was authorized to be in a city patrol vehicle was speeding, in route to a part time job at Wal-Mart), struck Mr. Hall in the rear and killed Mr. Hall.  Suit was filed and the Dallas Court of Appeals in the June 10, 2010 decision in City of Balch Springs v. Hall, held that the City of Balch Springs was immune from suit based upon governmental immunity, because officer Purifoy was not acting within the course and scope of his employment at the time of the collision (i.e. the officer was not discharging a duty generally assigned to him by his government employer).

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