Ted is a commercial litigation attorney who regularly represents clients in complex and high-stakes business disputes across the country.

Named among the Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine and recognized by Best Lawyers® on its annual list of Ones to Watch in America™ for Commercial Litigation, Ted is a go-to senior associate in the firm’s Dallas office and often at the center of litigation matters.

Ted has represented individual and corporate clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including cases involving breaches of contract, corporate fraud, state securities violations, patent infringement and other intellectual property disputes, theft of confidential data, violations of fiduciary duty, class action and collective action proceedings, bank merger, usury, antitrust, non-competition agreements, and employment claims.

Before joining the firm, Ted served as a federal judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan and clerked for Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. These experiences, working behind the scenes at the courthouse, helped Ted develop many of the skills that now make him an integral member of the firm’s litigation section.

In addition to his day-to-day work, Ted volunteers or serves on committees for the Dallas Bar Association (DBA), the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), and other community organizations.

Relevant Experience

  • Drafted, argued, and defended numerous motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, and other case dispositive filings in state and federal court, including in matters of patent infringement, trade secrets litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, common law and securities fraud, business and contract disputes, receivership proceedings, labor and employment, real property, and construction law.
  • Obtained early case dismissals for clients on merits and procedural grounds, including jurisdiction and venue.
  • Drafted appellate briefs and prepared arguments for proceedings before state and federal appellate courts.
  • Applied for and obtained temporary restraining orders and temporary injunctions against opposing parties.
  • Co-chaired a five-day administrative trial, after which the hearing officer and a state trial court found—in a nearly unprecedented case—that the allegations of the state securities division were unsupported by the evidence.
  • Applied for and obtained orders to protect or seal the disclosure of confidential and trade secret documents.
  • Obtained orders compelling civil lawsuits to arbitration.
  • Negotiated numerous out-of-court settlements, mediated contracts, and agreed judgments on favorable terms for clients.
  • Managed discovery and deposition preparation for complex commercial lawsuits, including taking depositions to uncover critical factual matter that supported the clients’ claims and defenses.
  • Obtained court orders compelling discovery responses and document productions from party opponents and subpoenaed third parties.
  • Drafted orders and initial memorandum opinions as a judicial law clerk in hundreds of civil and criminal matters, to be reviewed and revised by federal district court judge.
  • Worked with appellate panel for U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in connection with drafting opinions and in preparation for oral argument proceedings.

Memberships

  • Selected as member of the “Lead YP” leadership class of 2021 by the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Young Professionals (“YP”)
  • Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation
    • Scholarship Committee
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, Home Project Committee for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
    • Co-Vice Chair, Publications Committee (editing for Headnotes newspaper)
    • Memorial & History Committee
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Law Student Assistance Committee
  • Barrister, The William Mac Taylor American Inn of Court, 2020-Present
  • Associate & Assistant Group Leader, The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn
    American Inn of Court, 2018-2020
  • Associate, The Honorable Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2015-2016
  • Member, Young Professionals, Dallas Regional Chamber

Awards & Recognition

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