Developing a true connection with the client is my favorite aspect of this work. My proudest moments come when my clients trust and respect me enough to call me for the next case. At the end of the day, we're a service industry trying to resolve matters in the most efficient way possible. I’m proud when I earn opposing counsel’s trust as well; seeing eye to eye enables us to come to the best solution possible, quickly and without unnecessary distractions.
Thomas White represents firm clients in litigation ranging from complex commercial matters to financial services litigation in state and federal courts. He particularly defends banks and loan servicers in claims arising under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and under the home equity lending provisions of the Texas Constitution.
He has a particular knowledge of provisions in the Texas Property Code, including laws regulating property owners’ associations (Chapters 201 to 209), judicial foreclosure (Chapter 51), and eminent domain proceedings (Chapter 21). Thomas has represented clients in Texas state courts and federal bankruptcy court. He is adept at matters ranging from discovery to motion drafting, depositions, and negotiations.
Thomas’s practice has revolved around real estate and real property litigation. He most recently represented natural gas utilities and common carriers in eminent domain and condemnation proceedings, and previously represented homeowners’ associations in civil litigation. He also has experience with multi-district litigation in the product liability context and with Texas workers’ compensation law.
While in law school, Thomas clerked for the Hon. Lynn N. Hughes in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and interned for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Asset Forfeiture Division.