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.


Thanks from The Law Offices of Brad Jackson for a Wonderful 2019!

The Law Offices of Brad Jackson would like to thank all of our friends for a memorable 2019 as we recap some of the firm’s more notable events before welcoming in the New Year.

Firm founder Brad Jackson started off the year by helping our clients defeat a $100,000 fraudulent transfer claim in a business dispute heard in Dallas district court. In an interesting twist, the case’s most important documents were written in Hebrew before being translated to English. We also had to rely on a translator because the people who unsuccessfully sued our clients spoke only Vietnamese.

Less than a week later, The Law Offices of Brad Jackson secured a summary judgment in another Dallas district court as part of a $2 million dispute over a business contract. In addition to ruling completely in our favor, the judge ordered our clients’ former business partner to pay their court costs.

We also had success in the Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas after the court ruled in favor of our clients in a real estate dispute with the City of Dallas over $300,000 in contested property. In a completely different type of case, Brad also helped a homeowner couple win a $1 million arbitration award after the roof of their multimillion-dollar home failed and caused extensive damage.

Law Offices of Brad Jackson 2019 Professional Honors

We couldn’t wrap up the year without noting that The Law Offices of Brad Jackson once again was named to the annual Best Law Firms list based on our work for clients in business disputes. Brad also earned repeat honors as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in D Magazine in addition to being named one of the state’s best in the annual Texas Super Lawyers list and one of the tops in the nation in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Thanks again to all our friends, family and clients for making the past year so memorable for everyone here at The Law Offices of Brad Jackson. We look forward to continuing our work during 2020 and keeping everyone up to date on the latest news here at the firm. Happy New Year!