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Saba F. Syed
Biography

Saba Syed practices in the firm’s Litigation and Appellate section. Saba is a determined and driven attorney who excels in the courtroom and defends courtroom victories on appeal. Saba has represented clients in civil litigation matters across multiple industries, including real estate investment trusts, self-storage retailers, construction suppliers, construction subcontractors, interior construction designers, commercial landlords, and event industry planners.


Saba’s representative matters include:

  • Served as lead associate for trial team in obtaining take-nothing defense verdict in a federal jury trial on behalf of international grain exporter on claim of fraudulent inducement. The jury returned the take-nothing defense verdict in less than 10 minutes of deliberation. 
  • Argued motion to exclude and strike economist expert opinion in federal age discrimination lawsuit, obtaining a ruling to strike almost $1,000,000 in damages from the economist’s opinion.
  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of commercial landlord real estate investment trust in acceleration of lease case, defended summary judgment on appeal with the Texas Court of Appeals
  • Obtaining summary judgment at oral argument in favor of national hair restoration company, resulting in complete dismissal of Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims
  • Obtaining turnover order and defending turnover order at oral argument on appeal
  • Successfully representing publicly-traded real estate investment trust in bad faith security deposit retention claim, resulting in full dismissal of lawsuit
  • Obtaining favorable settlement for vehicle supplier involving Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, after obtaining several favorable rulings at pre-trial oral argument hearings
  • Securing favorable settlement in contentious will contest dispute
  • Representing employers in various industries, including interior construction design and commercial retailers, in employment discrimination matters under Title VII and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act
  • Serving as lead counsel for dozens of garnishments across Texas, and successfully defending garnishments at oral argument in motions to dissolve writ of garnishment hearings

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Baylor Law School, 2013
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
Noteworthy
  • 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinders Program
  • Named a “Top Attorney” in 2014 and 2015 by Fort Worth, Texas magazine
  • Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition (2012) – Champion and Best Brief
  • Order of the Barristers
  • Baylor Law Review, Executive Editor
Activities & Memberships
  • Meetings Professional International, DFW Chapter, Member
  • Baylor Alumni Association
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