Law Offices of Brad Jackson Recognized for Top Plaintiff Verdict of 2022

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The Law Offices of Brad Jackson in Dallas is being recognized for the firm’s role in a wrongful death trial that produced the “Most Impressive Plaintiffs Verdict of 2022” against one of the country’s largest telecommunications companies.

The $7.3 billion verdict handed down last July by a jury in Dallas County Court at Law No. 5 is the largest jury award in the U.S. during the past year, leading the Courtroom View Network’s compilation of its top trials in 2022.

Firm founder Brad Jackson represented the family of Betty Thomas along with lawyers from Dallas’ Mullen & Mullen in the lawsuit against Charter Communications. Chris Hamilton and Ray Khirallah of Dallas-based Hamilton Wingo lead the trial team in the multi-week trial.

Punitive Damages Verdict Follows Forged Document Evidence

Jurors in Dallas County Court at Law No. 5 awarded Mr. Jackson’s clients $7.3 billion in damages after finding Charter 90 percent liable for the death of Ms. Thomas, 83, who was killed in 2019 by one of the company’s repair technicians who stole her credit cards before going on a spending spree. The technician, Roy Holden, pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison in April 2021.

Evidence in the trial showed that Charter officials failed to conduct a proper background check, which would have revealed a series of troubling actions by Mr. Holden at prior jobs. The company also ignored Mr. Holden’s multiple pleas to supervisors about his worsening financial problems and personal issues.

Prior to awarding the multibillion-dollar punitive damages award, the jury was presented with evidence that Charter attempted to use forged documents to prevent the case from being tried in public.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles many types of business disputes, as well as cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.

 

Law Offices of Brad Jackson Wins Judgment Against City of Dallas

Experienced business litigation attorneys Brad Jackson and Cheryl Mann, assisted by associate attorney Patrick Fang, all of Dallas’ The Law Offices of Brad Jackson, have won a judgment of more than $656,000 against the City of Dallas in a real estate dispute over a strip of valuable land along Mockingbird Lane. With the addition of prejudgment interest, the total amount due under the judgment exceeds $850,000.

Mr. Jackson and Ms. Mann successfully represented real estate developer 6101 Mockingbird, LLC in the lawsuit after the City of Dallas demanded a 10-foot strip of land as a condition of approving the owners’ request for a plat to permit the redevelopment of two adjoining lots, which the company argued was an “illegal taking.”

Mr. Jackson and Ms. Mann defeated the city’s attempts to have the case dismissed by winning a key ruling from the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas that cleared the way for a trial.

Judgment Includes Actual Damages, Attorneys’ Fees

The trial’s first phase was conducted in September when the court found that the city was liable to the company for taking the land. The damages phase of the trial occurred in December, with a final ruling issued in favor of Mr. Jackson’s and Ms. Mann’s client on December 23.

In the final judgment, Hon. Judge Juan Renteria of County Court at Law No. 5 ordered the City of Dallas to pay $327,603 in actual damages plus prejudgment interest of 7 percent beginning Dec. 2, 2015. The city was additionally ordered to pay $328,617.50 in attorneys’ fees and approximately $25,000 in fees for expert witnesses. If the city unsuccessfully appeals the case, it will be liable for 6101 Mockingbird’s appellate attorney fees, potentially totaling nearly $100,000.

 

Dallas’ Law Offices of Brad Jackson Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Business Disputes, Commercial Litigation

DALLAS – The publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America are recognizing Dallas’ The Law Offices of Brad Jackson on the 2023 Best Law Firms list for the firm’s work in lawsuits involving businesses. Earlier this year, Mr. Jackson and firm attorney Cheryl Mann were named in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on their wins for clients in significant business lawsuits.

This marks the eighth year in a row that The Law Offices of Brad Jackson has earned selection among the country’s leading business litigation firms. The exhaustive research behind the exclusive annual list is based on nominations from other attorneys who handle the same types of lawsuits, a survey of law firms from across the U.S., and a series of in-depth interviews with firms’ clients and individuals familiar with the honorees’ work.

Expertise in Business Disputes

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson represents businesses and individuals from various industries in all types of civil lawsuits with a focus on business law. The firm’s victories include cases involving fraudulent transfer claims, contract disputes, product defects, property disputes, fraud and breach of contract allegations, and partnership dissolutions.

Experienced attorney Brad Jackson founded the firm more than 30 years ago, and he is among a select group of lawyers who are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.

Attorneys from Dallas’ Law Offices of Brad Jackson Earn Texas Super Lawyers Honors

DALLAS – Experienced Texas business attorneys Brad Jackson and Cheryl Mann of The Law Offices of Brad Jackson in Dallas are recognized as two of the state’s top trial attorneys for companies on the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters.

Both lawyers are featured on the 2022 roster of Texas’ leading legal practitioners based on nominations from other business litigation attorneys across the state and an extensive research process conducted by the list’s editors. The exclusive Super Lawyers list includes the top 5 percent of attorneys in Texas.

Jackson, Mann Earn High Marks for Business Law

Mr. Jackson, Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has represented companies and individuals in significant legal matters for decades. His track record in Texas courtrooms includes multimillion-dollar wins for businesses and families. He also has successfully defended numerous business clients against claims seeking millions of dollars.

Like Mr. Jackson, Ms. Mann has earned repeated selections on the Super Lawyers list based on years of work for clients in cases involving various legal issues. In addition to handling business disputes, she and Mr. Jackson have helped clients prevail in lawsuits over contested contracts, breaches of fiduciary duty, probate and trust matters, and legal appeals, among others.

Firm Victories Lead to Super Lawyers Rankings

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson has proudly represented clients in North Texas and throughout the state for more than 30 years. The firm’s recent victories for clients include:

Experienced Attorneys at Dallas’ Law Offices of Brad Jackson Again Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Business Lawsuits

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Firm attorneys Brad Jackson and Cheryl Mann of Dallas’ The Law Offices of Brad Jackson have been named two of the country’s top lawyers for business lawsuits in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Jackson, who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Ms. Mann have earned selection in the annual Best Lawyers listing for years.

The firm recently helped the daughters of an elderly North Texas woman win a record-setting $7.3 billion negligence verdict against Charter Communications after a field technician for the company’s Spectrum division brutally stabbed their mother to death. The verdict handed down in late July is one of the five largest jury awards in U.S. history.

Jurors heard how Charter/Spectrum failed to properly screen the employee who killed Betty Jo Thomas, 83, a day after fixing a fax machine at her home in Irving. He arrived wearing a Spectrum uniform and driving a Spectrum van even though he was off the clock. After entering her home and killing Ms. Thomas, the technician stole her credit card and went on a spending spree before being arrested. He was sentenced to life in prison last year after pleading guilty to murder.

Jury Assesses Punitive Damages

In addition to more than $300 million in actual damages, the jury assessed $7 billion in punitive damages against Charter/Spectrum after hearing evidence that the company relied on forged documents to try to force Ms. Thomas’ family to bring their case before an arbitration panel instead of a jury. The scheme failed, and the jury responded with the massive award in Goff, et al. v. Holden, et al., No. CC-20-01579-E, in Dallas County Court-At-Law No. 5.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.

Brad Jackson Helps Texas Family Win Historic $7.3 Billion Negligence Verdict

Experienced Texas trial attorney Brad Jackson of The Law Offices of Brad Jackson in Dallas has helped the family of an elderly murder victim win a $7.3 billion negligence and punitive damage verdict against telecommunications giant Charter Communications Inc. The verdict represents one of the five largest jury awards in U.S. history.

Mr. Jackson represented the three adult daughters and the estate of Betty Jo Thomas, 83, alongside trial attorneys Chris Hamilton and Ray Khirallah of Dallas’ Hamilton Wingo.

The jury awarded $375 million in compensatory damages against Charter, which does business as Spectrum, on June 23 in Dallas County Court at Law No. 5 after finding the company was 90 percent responsible Ms. Thomas’ death. Charter/Spectrum technician Roy Holden Jr., 45, was found 10 percent responsible.

Stabbing Death Leads to Historic Verdict

Mr. Holden visited Ms. Thomas’ home in Irving in December 2019 to repair a fax machine before he returned the next day in a Spectrum van under the pretense of performing additional repairs. He proceeded to brutally stab Ms. Thomas to death with a Charter/Spectrum-issued utility knife before leaving with her credit cards and going on a spending spree. Jurors heard how Mr. Holden had previously scammed other elderly women by stealing credit cards and checks while on service calls.

Evidence showed that Mr. Holden had been fired from previous jobs for forgery, falsifying documents, and harassing fellow employees, although Charter/Spectrum never attempted to confirm his prior employment. If it had, the company would have learned that Mr. Holden had fabricated the employment history on his job application.

One week before the murder, Mr. Holden told supervisors he was suffering severe personal problems and financial issues, even crying in a meeting and telling a supervisor that he was “not OK,” yet Charter/Spectrum continued to send him into customers’ homes. He was sentenced to life in prison last year after pleading guilty to murder.

Jury Says Charter/Spectrum Used Forged Documents

Trial testimony showed that Charter/Spectrum failed to properly screen employees and stopped its pre-screening requirements in 2016 after acquiring Time Warner Cable. The jury also heard about the company’s negligent hiring practices and failure to address known warning signs of violence among employees and to control the off-duty use of company vehicles.

The award of $7 billion in punitive damages on July 28 in phase two of the trial followed additional evidence and a finding by the jury that Charter/Spectrum tried to use forged documents to force Ms. Thomas’ family to present their case in a non-public arbitration proceeding rather than to a jury in a public courtroom.

Experienced Attorney Brad Jackson Named One of Dallas’ Top Civil Lawyers

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Annual list from D Magazine recognizes city’s best in specific areas of law

Accomplished Dallas attorney Brad Jackson of The Law Offices of Brad Jackson has earned a spot on the exclusive 2022 Best Lawyers in Dallas list published by D Magazine. He was selected based on nominations from other local attorneys and a thorough review conducted by the publication’s editors.

The latest edition of the Best Lawyers in Dallas marks the 12th consecutive year that Mr. Jackson has been named to the list based on his work in business litigation, tort lawsuits, and products liability cases. Mr. Jackson is one of the rare attorneys to be Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than 25 years.

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson Adds Patrick Fang

Last fall, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson proudly added experienced attorney Patrick Fang to bolster the firm’s work for clients in business disputes, professional liability matters, and construction law issues.

 Since last year’s publication of Dallas’ leading lawyers, both Mr. Jackson and fellow firm attorney Cheryl Mann earned selections to the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the 2021 listing of the Best Lawyers in Texas, and the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list. In addition, the Law Offices of Brad Jackson earned additional recognition on the annual Best Law Firms list published by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.

Law Offices of Brad Jackson in Dallas Named Among Nation’s Top Law Firms

Experienced law firm earns high marks for work in business disputes

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Brad Jackson in Dallas has earned a spot on the exclusive 2022 listing of the nation’s Best Law Firms from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.

The firm claimed its seventh consecutive selection to the roster of the country’s leading business litigation firms based on nominations from other attorneys who handle the same types of lawsuits.

Firm founder Brad Jackson is one of the rare lawyers to be Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than 15 years. In addition, he and fellow firm attorney Cheryl Mann have earned multiple selections in The Best Lawyers in America published by Best Lawyers.

Firm Welcomes New Attorney

Earlier this year, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson welcomed Patrick Fang as the firm’s newest attorney. Mr. Fang is an experienced civil litigator with expertise in construction law, business disputes, and professional liability lawsuits

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson has successfully represented businesses and individuals from various industries in all types of civil lawsuits for more than three decades. Following are a few examples of the firm’s recent victories for clients:

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death.

 

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson Adds Attorney Patrick Fang in Dallas

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Experienced attorney with expertise in civil litigation and construction law joins firm

DALLAS – The Law Offices of Brad Jackson is proud to announce the addition of experienced lawyer Patrick Fang in the firm’s Dallas office.

Mr. Fang brings years of experience representing individuals and companies in a variety of business disputes and professional-liability claims. He has extensive experience in civil litigation and arbitration, including pre-trial discovery and motion practice, e-discovery, and mediation.

Mr. Fang is well-versed in the construction industry having represented owners, design professionals, and contractors during his prior work with a boutique construction-law firm in Austin.

“I have known Patrick for several years, and he brings a strong work ethic and attention to detail that will benefit our clients and our entire firm,” says firm founder Brad Jackson, who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Patrick Fang Background

Mr. Fang is admitted to practice in Texas State courts and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. He is a member of the Austin Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, and Austin Young Lawyer’s Association.

A proud graduate of Baylor Law School, Mr. Fang previously served as a Technical Editor and Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review. He also earned the Dean’s Academic Excellence Scholarship and was a member of the Dean’s List. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, he was a John Marshall Pre-Law Society member and a UT Dallas Community Gardener.

Firm Provides Expertise in Business Disputes

For more than three decades, established companies and businesspeople have called on The Law Offices of Brad Jackson for a wide variety of business disputes and commercial litigation. The firm provides extensive expertise in contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, denial of commercial insurance claims, probate and trust litigation, professional malpractice cases, serious personal injury cases, wrongful death claims, and other areas.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving high-stakes divorce litigation, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.

Attorneys from Dallas’ Law Offices of Brad Jackson Ranked Among Best in Texas

Dallas attorneys Brad Jackson and Cheryl Mann of The Law Offices of Brad Jackson are being recognized as two of the state’s top business litigation attorneys on the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers list published by Thomson Reuters.

Mr. Jackson claimed his 18th consecutive Super Lawyers listing based on his work in business disputes. He has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2005. Ms. Mann, who earned her first Super Lawyers selection, also was recognized for her representation of business clients.

Both lawyers are included in the exclusive roster of the state’s top attorneys based on nominations from other lawyers who practice in the same area of law. The final selections followed a strict review process conducted by Super Lawyers’ editors and an anonymous panel of the area’s leading attorneys.

Additional Honors for Brad Jackson, Cheryl Mann

Since last year’s Super Lawyers selections, Mr. Jackson earned his 11th straight listing among the Best Lawyers in Dallas following recommendations from other Dallas attorneys and the editors of D Magazine. He was recognized for his work in business litigation, tort lawsuits, and product liability cases.

Earlier this year, Mr. Jackson and Ms. Mann were named in the 2022 ranking of The Best Lawyers in America. The two attorneys also secured spots on the 2021 Best Lawyers in Texas guide based on their expertise in civil lawsuits.

Proven Legal Expertise in Civil Lawsuits

For more than three decades, established companies and businesspeople have called on The Law Offices of Brad Jackson for a wide variety of business disputes and commercial litigation. The firm provides extensive expertise in contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, denial of commercial insurance claims, probate and trust litigation, professional malpractice cases, serious personal injury cases, wrongful death claims, and other areas.

Based in Dallas, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson provides decades of experience representing clients in Texas and across the nation. Brad Jackson is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The firm handles practically every type of business dispute, as well as cases involving high-stakes divorce litigation, serious personal injury, and wrongful death.