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Brian N. Hail

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bhail@ghjhlaw.com
214.855.6804 direct
214.855.6808 fax
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1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
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Overview

Brian Hail is an established and highly successful trial lawyer. He has extensive courtroom experience and has litigated and tried numerous cases, ranging from complex commercial litigation to employment litigation. Often hired by fellow attorneys to handle their personal legal matters, Brian has been recognized as a go to attorney on tough cases needing an experienced and aggressive litigator. Brian is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He has been recognized every year by his peers in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines as a "Super Lawyer". Brian was twice named previously by D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers Under 40".

Representative Experience

  • Recovered net settlement proceeds in various plaintiffs litigation in excess of $100 million
  • Trial counsel in numerous commercial litigation cases resulting in plaintiff and defense judgments, including litigation involving defrauded limited partner, litigation involving landlord/tenant dispute, litigation involving breach of commission agreement, litigation involving officer and director, litigation involving consumer fraud, litigation involving age and sex discrimination, and litigation involving breach of large commission agreement

Commercial Litigation

  • State Bar Disciplinary Hearings
  • Fiduciary litigation regarding officers, directors, and partners
  • Litigation involving partners and shareholders
  • Litigation involving fraud on breach of contract
  • Litigation involving shareholder oppression
  • Fraudulent transfer actions
  • Constructive trusts/tracing

Employment Litigation

  • Title VII, ADEA
  • Sexual harassment/intentional infliction of emotional distress/age/sex/race discrimination
  • Negotiating executive buyout and severance packages
  • Theft of trade secrets/trade secret litigation - confidential information/non-compete agreements
  • Investigation of employees by corporation and former employees prior to termination and subsequent to termination for potential trade secret theft
  • Internal investigation of employee misconduct and termination

Energy Litigation

  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Establishing right of entry for surveying

Intellectual Property

  • Patent litigation and licensing litigation/programs
  • Trademark and trade secret litigation

Securities and Shareholder Litigation

  • Class action certification and defense
  • 10b(5) fraud and fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Officer/director representation
  • Sarbanes-Oxley officers defense and officer liability
  • Shareholder derivative suits (defense and plaintiff)
  • Litigation and arbitration regarding broker litigation

Professional / Civic Affiliations

Professional

  • Hillcrest Church
  • National Breast Cancer Foundation, Secretary/Treasurer, 1990-2003
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Former Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association Judiciary Committee – Vice Chairman, Bench Bar Book, 2002
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Honors

  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines, 2003-2008
  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines, 2012
  • Honored as one of the ‘Top Attorneys Under 40' by D Magazine, 2002, 2004
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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Practices

Education

Southern Methodist University, Graduate Studies, Finance, 1997
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1990
Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., cum laude, 1987
Georgetown University, Institute on Comparative Economic and Political Systems, 1986

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court

Years in Practice

24

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