Litigation Legal Services

Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP | Dallas, TX

The award-winning attorneys at Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP represent clients in litigation and arbitration matters, including the following:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cyber Liability Defense
  • Employment Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Securities Law Proceedings
  • Subpoena Defense

Representative Litigation Results

  • Prevailed on all claims in construction law arbitration, December 2015
  • Prevailed on all claims in employment contract jury trial, 2015
  • Settled personal injury cases on behalf of national company for nuisance value, 2015
  • Obtained dismissal of employment class action claim, 2015
  • Prevailed on all claims at summary judgment in Dallas County district court in defense of contract and business tort case, June 2013.
  • Successfully defended Fair Labor Standards Act jury verdict on appeal to the Fifth Circuit, 2013.
  • Successfully defended Whistleblower Act jury verdict on appeal, 2012.
  • Negotiated highly favorable settlement for publicly traded company against plaintiff claiming sexual harassment and assault.
  • Won Fair Labor Standards Act jury trial in federal court, October 2011.
  • Successfully represented plastics manufacturer in defense of discrimination and retaliation claim.
  • Obtained judgment of $922,900.00 in November 2010 Whistleblower Act litigation, following successful jury trial and defense of pre-trial motions (in conjunction with co-counsel) (Ms. Heath’s result was named a “Top Ten Verdict of the Year” by Texas Lawyer).
  • Obtained favorable settlement, in confidential amount, defending mid-sized Texas company in a diversity contract lawsuit in federal court.
  • Obtained dismissal on all claims at summary judgment for a defendant sued for defamation and conversion.
  • Obtained arbitration award of $350,000 at summary judgment in employment contract dispute.
  • Obtained equitable relief and attorney’s fees (during pendency of summary judgment) for defendant in take-nothing settlement with plaintiff in contract litigation in Tarrant County District Court.
  • Obtained favorable verdict for multiple plaintiffs in FLSA case in Dallas County Court at Law.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for minority shareholder in fraud and oppression case.
  • Obtained preliminary injunction requiring the affirmative conduct of an adverse party to make payment under an executory contract.
  • Achieved summary judgment on behalf of employer in district court, and successfully defended appeal to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in age and religious discrimination case.
  • Successfully defended large Dallas-based employer at trial in age discrimination case.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of individual defendant accused of sexual harassment in workplace based on his repeated display of pornographic material.
  • Successfully resolved OSHA complaint asserted against employer accused of multiple violations of workplace safety standards.
  • Obtained summary judgments for various employers and individual employees in numerous discrimination and retaliation cases in state and federal courts in Texas.
  • Conducted jury trial of age discrimination case to hung jury in United States district court; negotiated subsequent favorable settlement.
  • Won, and successfully defended on appeal, four-day jury trial in civil rights litigation against major city, pursuant to appointment by United States district court.
  • Obtained arbitration judgment for damages and attorneys’ fees in a lawsuit for breach of employment agreement.
  • Successfully obtained permanent injunction on behalf of banking association that prohibited former employees from using confidential client information.

Local Counsel

Because of our extensive experience in the Dallas federal and state courts, we often serve as local counsel for attorneys outside the North Texas area.  We maintain a “guest attorney” office for visiting co-counsel.  Our offices are located within walking distance, or a five-minute drive, from the federal and state courthouses.

We have substantial experience serving as “conflict” counsel as well, for third parties or co-defendants who need separate representation at trial or during discovery.

Representative Cases as Local Counsel

  • Connect Insured Telecom, Inc. v. Qwest Long Distance Inc., Qwest Communications Company, LLC v. CIT Telecom Management, Inc.; Civil Action No. 3:10-CV-1897-D; in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Dallas & Mavis Specialized Carrier Company, LLC. v. Pacific Motor Transport Company, d/b/a Pacer Transport, Inc., et al., Case Number 3-06CV1922-R; in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • AT Systems Security vs. Lane Freight, Inc.; Cause No. 04–6813-D; in the County Court at Law Number 4; Dallas County, Texas
  • Carolyn Clark v. Thomas Wright and Melton Truck Lines, Inc.; Cause No. 03-03468-E; in the 101st Judicial District Court; Dallas County, Texas
  • Dallas Waste Disposal and Recycling, Inc. v. Total Warehousing, Inc., d/b/a Total Warehousing, Cause No. CC-05-07116-A; In the County Court at Law No. 1, Dallas County, Texas
  • Jeana Reid, et al. v. Transport Industries L.P., et al.; Civil Action No. 3-05CV1101-D; in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Essential Security Software v. Raymond Zambroski, Civil Action No. 3:08-CV-1226-N; in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

For more information, contact Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter.