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Tammy S. Wood
Biography

Tammy Wood concentrates her practice on civil, commercial and labor and employment litigation.  She handles commercial trials, arbitrations and appeals in representing corporate entities, individuals and governmental entities in cases involving various industries and businesses, including telecommunications, manufacturing, insurance, health care, food products, oil and gas, advertising, trucking, construction, franchising, real estate, debt servicing, and high technology. She regularly seeks and obtains, or successfully defends against, claims for injunctive relief on behalf of her clients, including claims involving unfair competition, breaches of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and misappropriation of trade secrets.


In the labor and employment realm, she defends companies in discrimination and retaliation cases, at the administrative agency level and in state and federal actions. She has defended companies and public entities in employment discrimination claims involving sexual harassment, gender, race, pregnancy, age and retaliation, including workers compensation claim retaliation. She also defends companies in claims of unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

She represents corporate landlords and tenants in forcible detainer cases and suits for breach of lease and nonpayment of rent.  Tammy represents owners of property and contractors in suits involving mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens, as well as construction disputes involving claims of faulty construction, project mismanagement and delay damages.  She obtains and collects judgments on debts on behalf of business entities, and represents fiduciaries in litigation in the probate courts involving trusts and estates.  Tammy represents taxpayers in disputes regarding real and personal property valuation and suits for delinquent taxes.  She represents creditors in adversary proceedings pending in bankruptcy courts.

Tammy represents major utility companies in prosecuting injunctive and property damage claims involving cable and line cuts by contractors, in defending personal injury and property damage lawsuits involving company facilities, in defending suits regarding right-of-way and easement issues, and in suits between carriers involving interconnection issues.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1993
  • B.S., Texas Woman's University, 1990
Representative Matters
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in extensive state and federal court litigation involving the interpretation and constitutionality of municipal fee agreements and ordinances and ultimately obtained a judgment on behalf of the company against one of the largest cities in Texas.
  • Member of a trial team that won a unanimous jury verdict for a telecommunications company in a case involving claims for breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud and negligent misrepresentations and upheld the verdict on appeals through the Texas Supreme Court level.
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in a lawsuit alleging software defects, resulting in a summary judgment in favor of her client on some issues prior to trial and a settlement in favor of her client on other issues during the jury trial of the case.
  • Obtained a federal bankruptcy court summary judgment upholding the terms of a settlement agreement on behalf of one of the world’s largest oil field services companies.
  • Headed a trial team in a week-long trial against the Internal Revenue Service in United States Tax Court, in which she represented two individuals seeking statutory recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs from the government.
  • Defended a corporate shareholder of a manufacturing defendant in numerous product liability lawsuits involving multiple plaintiffs in various counties throughout North Texas.
Noteworthy
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyer®, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Named one of the "Top Business-Defense Lawyers in North Texas," Dallas Business Journal, 2010
  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion as a Texas Rising Star®, Texas Monthly,  2004-2007
  • AV® Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell
Activities & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow:  Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Barrister:  Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (2009-2011)
  • Advisory Board Member:  Educational Opportunities, Inc. (non-profit organization / scholarships and mentorship to students based on financial need and potential for future success)
  • Board Member:  Greater Fort Worth Region Destination Imagination (non-profit organization / creative problem solving program for children, grades K-12)
  • Pro Bono Volunteer:  Human Rights Initiative, Inc. (representation of political asylum refugees)
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