Track Record

Track Record2020-08-26T11:25:36-07:00

The following are some of the results our attorneys have achieved for our clients.

In each of the cases below, one of our attorneys served as lead counsel or was primarily responsible for the settlement or verdict. We cannot guarantee any particular result. The outcome of each case depends on the specific factual and legal circumstances involved.

Filter by Practice Area: Civil Results, Construction & Real Estate, Credit Card Defense, Criminal, Foreclosures

Civil Results

Defendant

Facts: Our client purchased a home health business.  Several months after running the business, our client learned that he had been duped and defaulted on the promissory note.  The plaintiff sued our client, and we filed a counterclaim.  The case was called to trial and settled in the middle of trial.

Cause No. 16-DCV-235079; Fillingame Enterprises, LLC v. Joshua M. George, et al.; In the 240th Judicial District Court of Fort Bend County, Texas.

Result: Confidential Settlement

Plaintiff

Facts: Our client was injured by a semi-truck driver while driving his motorcycle.   The insurance company refused to settle, requiring our client to file suit.  The insurance company claimed there were “witnesses” even though none were listed on the police report.  During our investigation of the case, we discovered that the “witnesses” were professional witnesses who had no knowledge of the details of the accident.

Cause No. 2017-73825; Trevor Pope v. Harvey Smith and Builders Transportation Company, LLC; in the 157th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas

Amount Received: Confidential Settlement

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Construction & Real Estate

Defendant

Facts: Our client, a residential landlord, withheld portions of the security deposit as authorized by the lease agreement.  The tenants sued arguing that they should have received their full security deposit and further argued that the portion withheld was done in violation of the Property Code.  The tenants asked for 3 times the amount of the security deposit plus attorney’s fees.

Cause No. 1087021; Jordan Watwood and Joanna Watwood vs. Chris M. Chow and Zing Ventures, LLC dba Zing Property Management; In the County Court at Law No. 3 of Harris County, Texas

Amount Received: Confidential settlement

Plaintiff

Facts: Our client was a business owner who hired contractors to build a luxury RV park.  The contractors performed shoddy work and we filed suit.  The earthwork contractor failed to follow the plan details regarding dirt compaction resulting in dirt sinking and causing damage to concrete and underground utilities.  Defendants blamed our client for being cheap and not wanting to pay for appropriate soil reports and soil tests.  After a 3-week trial, the jury found the earthwork contractor 100% responsible and awarded damages.

Cause No. 2016-45691; Via Bayou, Inc. v. Maria Richbourg, et al.; In the 269th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas.

Result: Favorable jury verdict

Amount Received: Confidential Settlement

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Credit Card Defense

Midland Funding, LLC

Plaintiff’s Attorney: Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP

Case Number: 1026542

Court: Harris County Court #4

Amount in Controversy: $14,881.57

Result: Dismissed by Plaintiff

Midland Funding, LLC

Plaintiff’s Attorney: Fulton Friedman & Gullace, LLP

Case Number: 1036383

Court: Harris County Court #4

Amount in Controversy: $14,881.57

Result: Dismissed by Plaintiff

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Criminal Cases

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Type: 1st degree felony

Facts: Client was accused of robbing person at gunpoint. Client maintained that he knew nothing of incident. The case was dismissed because the state had arrested the wrong person.

Result: Dismissed

Aggravated Assault

Type: 2nd degree felony

Facts: Client was accused of using a machete to threaten injury to a complainant. We located and produced a witness who stated that the complaining witness was the aggressor, and that our client was only defending himself, which established our client’s defense of self-defense.

Result: Dismissed

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Foreclosures

1

Facts: Bank did not properly foreclose on client’s home before attempting to evicting her. Specifically, the bank failed to send a notice of default and a notice of its intent to accelerate the loan. We defended the eviction suit and challenged the foreclosure through a separate lawsuit.

Result: Client was awarded possession of her home and her attorney’s fees for challenging the foreclosure and for defending the eviction suit

Amount Client Received: $5,194.40

2

Facts: Our client fell behind on his mortgage payments. He later received a demand letter from the mortgage servicer giving him a deadline by which to pay the outstanding amount before his home would be foreclosed. Our client timely made the payment, but the mortgage servicer went forward with the foreclosure and began the eviction process. We filed a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit alleging that he had performed. The eviction was stayed and we negotiated with the mortgage company to reinstate his mortgage.

Result: Title to client’s home was returned to him and his mortgage was reinstated after he paid the outstanding amounts

Amount Client Received: Client’s attorney’s fees in the amount of $6,000 were deducted from the outstanding mortgage payments

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