T. Chase Garrett
Focused on protecting business interests, T. Chase Garrett is a pragmatic and experienced business attorney who represents high net worth individuals and businesses in high-stakes cases. Chase focuses on early strategic planning for his clients to help them avoid the courtroom; however, when necessary, Chase has the experience to handle complex litigation matters including breach of contract, employment law, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of non-compete agreements, deceptive trade practices, interference with contracts, claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, construction disputes, and business disparagement. Chase also has a niche practice representing the business interests of individuals going through divorce. In these cases, Chase guides clients through complex business issues that often arise in cases where the divorcing parties have ownership in a business, and he handles litigation between divorcing parties (often times after the divorce has been finalized) with respect to business issues and obligations incident to a divorce.
- Construction Litigation
- Corporate & Business
- Contract Drafting & Negotiation
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Reorganization
- Entity Selection & Business Formation
- Shareholder Disputes
- Non-Competition Covenants
- Employment Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Trademark Litigation
- Co-Author, “The Intersection of Texas Citizen’s Participation Act and Family Law”, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Winter Report, December 2018
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Chase has successfully tried cases to juries, judges, and arbitrators in numerous counties across Texas. A few of his accomplishments are listed below:
- A Dallas County District Court granted summary judgment and dismissal of claims against Chase’s client in a multi-million dollar lawsuit for theft of trade secrets.
- A Collin County jury returned a verdict in favor of Chase’s client against a Colorado engineering firm in a $12 million dollar contract dispute, including an award of $430,000 in attorney’s fees to his client.
- Chase reached a favorable settlement on behalf of a plaintiff group in a multi-million dollar real estate fraud case involving the purchase and construction of an oil terminal.
- A Dallas County Probate Court dismissed all claims against Chase’s client after he successfully argued to the judge that the breach of contract claims brought against the estate were actually disguised as an oral will.
- A Collin County District Judge granted summary judgment and a dismissal of claims with $2.75 million in alleged damages in favor of Chase’s technology services client.
- Chase successfully convinced a Fort Worth trial court to reverse an $800,000 judgment and permanent injunction against his client.
- Chase successfully won a bench trial in Dallas County involving the validity of a handwritten agreement to partition real estate. The judgment was upheld by the Texas Supreme Court.
- In Grayson County, Chase obtained a judgment in excess of $300,000 in favor of his client in a construction dispute through the use of the “death penalty” sanction for discovery abuse.
- In a Fair Labor Standards Act case brought in the Eastern District of Texas, Chase defended a large technology company, and defended their use of independent contractors over employees.
- Chase obtained a dismissal and a mandatory award of attorney’s fees in favor of his client by using a Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss in a fiduciary duty case.
- In a construction case in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chase obtained a $140,000 judgment in favor of client.
- Chase helped obtain a $221,000 judgment in favor of a general contractor in case involving the development of shopping center.
- Chase helped obtain a favorable settlement stemming from federal court litigation for a global software and consulting firm who had been sued for shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty.
- A Dallas arbitrator awarded issued a take-nothing arbitration award in favor of Chase’s client in a claim of deceptive trade practices with over $180,000 in alleged damages.
- Chase reached a favorable settlement on behalf of his client in litigation when a dispute arose between his client and her ex-husband relative to a buyout of the wife’s business interest in a divorce.
- In a Dallas County case, a Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his claims against a real estate agent who had been sued for fraud and deceptive trade practices after Chase filed a 91a Motion to Dismiss seeking a dismissal and a mandatory award of attorney’s fees.
- Juris Doctor, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2009
- Bachelor of Arts., Marketing, Midwestern State University, 2005