Sometimes an aggressive trial strategy is the best path forward. Sometimes an early resolution will best serve a client’s business or personal interests. In almost all cases, access to post-judgment remedy and collection processes is key. Whatever the situation, T.J. understands that forming sound strategies requires listening to and hearing a client’s needs, goals and risk tolerance. It’s with this empathy that he designs the best solutions to help clients get past their problems efficiently, so they can move on with the least disruption possible.
T.J. approaches his cases in an organized and pragmatic manner, and he has substantial experience advocating for clients in state and federal courts at all stages of litigation, including on appeal. T.J. is experienced in complex cases—he frequently advises clients in matters involving regulatory, construction and real estate issues, including landlord-tenant disputes, lien and bond claims, and contract claims. He also has experience handling creditors’ rights issues in both bankruptcy and post-judgment contexts.
For employers, T.J. advises in various aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, arbitration agreements, class-action waivers, employee privacy and biometrics compliance.
Prior to private practice, T.J. clerked with the Hon. Christine A. Nowak in the Eastern District of Texas and completed a public interest fellowship at the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America, where he worked on criminal and civil litigation matters. In addition, during law school, he externed with the Hon. Amos L. Mazzant in the Eastern District of Texas.