J. MICHAEL WESTON 2017-05-16T13:51:26+00:00

J. Michael Weston

PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER

Married
Four children
Four grandchildren
Deacon, Catholic Diocese of Dallas, 2002

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Trials involving disputes between businesses – Commercial litigation – in Texas and Federal Courts including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate – Federal and State Civil Appeals
  • Aviation (non-tort)
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Collections – Commercial
  • Fraud, Business, Securities, Real Estate, Common Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Qui Tam (False Claims)
  • Real Estate
  • Water flow – diversion, excess flow, erosion and other issues

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

EDUCATION

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. – 1975
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. – 1972
    • Major: History

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • “Vertical Distribution Restraints and the Texas Antitrust Law”, 37 Southwestern Law Journal 601, 1983
  • “Extraordinary Remedies and Criminal Contempt”, The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report, Vol. 7, No. 3, p. 22, 1988
  • Co-Author, “A Trial Lawyer’s Guide To The Federal Antitrust Laws”, 45 Texas Bar Journal 1286, 1982

REPRESENTATIVE

  • Whether the structure of a limited liability company can restrict a creditor’s right to claim debtor’s ownership interest in limited liability company.
  • The legality of the operation of airlines frequent flyer programs.
  • The scope of non-compete agreements.
  • Fraud in the sale of a business.
  • Removal of state court actions to bankruptcy court where one defendant declares bankruptcy.
  • The meaning of a triple net real estate lease after the term of the lease.
  • The requirements imposed on a lender in the foreclosure of real estate and other liens.
  • Landslides adjacent to a city owned creek.
  • Diversion of water.
  • Real estate Fraud
  • Municipal Boundaries Save

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP

  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Litigation Section
Business Law

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