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.

Contractor failed to complete work under contract, convicted of theft and sentenced to 45 years.

A residential construction contractor who only partially performed under a contract, wherein he induced homeowners to pay him for unnecessary repairs by creating a false impression that such repairs were necessary, was convicted by a jury of theft and sentenced to 45 years and ordered to pay back over $100k in restitution. The contractor appealed and the Texas Court of Appeals in Lopez v. State of Texas on April 15, 2010 affirmed the conviction. In relevant part the appellate court said “a person commits theft if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property. Appropriation of property is unlawful if it is without the owner's effective consent. . . . consent is not effective if it is induced by deception. . . . to constitute theft in a contract situation, the evidence must show that the accused intended to deprive the owner of the money advanced under the contract at the time the money was accepted by the accused. . . .” To read the entire opinion click on: http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/page.htm?shortname=intxco20100415684

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