Heath grew up on a farm in northwest Texas and brings to his clients the perspective of someone who grew up in a place where there is nothing but horizon. Through this lens, Heath developed an innate ability to understand people’s needs, to reach the essence of issues, to quickly map out effective strategies, and to creatively and forcefully advocate for solutions without losing sight of the client’s ultimate objectives.
Heath is one of Texas’ top emerging trial lawyers and has been recognized by his peers and business leaders throughout North Texas. Recognized as a “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation, a “Legal Leader on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer and featured on the Dallas Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, Heath continues to make his mark.
An active litigator whose poise, confidence and acumen in the courtroom are forged by his experience serving as lead counsel on dozens of cases with amounts in controversy ranging up to more than a billion dollars, Heath’s client roster features a broad range of entities, including Fortune 500 companies, startup businesses and high-net-worth individuals. Matters often extend to issues such as complex, high-stakes litigation involving securities, business divorces, fiduciary duty, contractual disputes, real estate, labor and employment, intellectual property and trade secrets, nonsubscriber defense litigation, high-net-worth trusts and estates, internal investigations, and general commercial issues.
Heath’s practice covers state, federal and arbitration forums, and he has litigated in dozens of counties (both urban and rural) across the state of Texas and in more than a dozen states across the country.
With a practice that transcends the courtroom, Heath also offers sound and balanced counseling to clients with a range of legal needs, including:
- Regularly represents private clients in disputes with government bodies and the Office of the Texas Attorney General over the scope of the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA) and other open records laws.
- Routinely represents employers on collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for overtime and minimum wage compensation.
- Represents employers in proceedings to protect their trade secrets and to enforce restrictive covenants relating to competition from former employees and dissemination of company information.
- Has been involved in more than a dozen FINRA arbitrations on both the claimant and defense side involving suits by investors brought against financial advisors.
An active member of his community, Heath has long been involved with the State Fair of Texas Development Team, where he serves as chairman. In support of the Fair’s mission to provide scholarships for inner-city Dallas and rural Texas students attending in-state colleges and universities, Heath has helped raise more than $10 million since 2017. Heath also sits on the national board of directors for the Texas Tech Alumni Association serving in numerous leadership positions, including as chair for its 2023 centennial, and helping to advance Texas Tech.