For decades, Thompson & Knight's trial attorneys have represented banks and financial institutions across the U.S. in matters pending in both state and federal courts and before arbitration panels. Our trial lawyers have comprehensive experience in a wide variety of financial institution litigation matters, including:
- Lender liability
- Bank fraud
- Officer and director liability
- Usury claims
- Troubled loans
- Wrongful foreclosures
- Consumer class actions
- Regulatory issues
- Commercial mortgage-backed securitizations
- Disclosure of customer information
- Damage to credit reputation
- Claims arising out of bank failures
- Fiduciary liability arising out of trusts
- Federal and state investigations
- Bankruptcy matters
We also represent clients in the life insurance and other financial services industries in cases involving such claims as disputes over life insurance policy death benefits, securities, and other claims arising out of allegedly improper sales practices. In conjunction with the Firm's probate attorneys, we represent banks and financial institutions in will contests, suits alleging breach of fiduciary duty, forcing trustee resignation, and trust termination.
We are proud that Thompson & Knight received a Tier 1 ranking in Dallas/Fort Worth for Banking and Finance Litigation in the 2018 edition of "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from U.S. News - Best Lawyers®.
Our clients' needs define our service. We perform an early case assessment on each of our cases to determine the strategy most beneficial to our client, whether it be exploration of early dispute resolution, dispositive motion practice, or trying the case to verdict. During the course of our representation, we assess our client's procedures to determine whether they can be refined to reduce the risk of litigation and counsel our clients accordingly. We take pride in serving our clients as both attorneys and counselors.