Cases

With more than 30 years in practice, Steve DeWolf has successfully represented an array of clients on a variety of matters. This listing presents a sample of those cases showing the type of work and results DeWolf Law is capable of.

Commercial

  • Represented plaintiffs in multiple cases against officers and directors of financial institutions and companies. The plaintiffs recouped substantial awards in all matters.
  • Successfully defended officers in various federal and Texas state court fiduciary actions.
  • Represented shareholders and partners in various suits and arbitrations throughout Texas. We have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters.
  • Litigated claims against a prominent Dallas businessman for breach of contract and obtained a multi-million dollar settlement.
  • Represented a large national real estate broker in various breach of contract claims throughout the United States.
  • Obtained a $1.9M arbitration award against a publicly held company for breach of contract.
  • Favorably settled in trial for a real estate developer – breach of contract and partnership dispute claims.
  • Handled breach of contract and related claims for a car dealer with stores in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas.
  • Obtained a substantial result for 91 police officers against a telephone company for improper conduct.
  • Represented a large tenant against a landlord in a lease dispute.
  • Obtained for a large U.S. company over $1M in settlement from its insurer for a property loss in Venezuela.
  • Negotiated a sizable settlement for a Canadian company against its workman’s compensation insurers.
  • Prosecuted for clients as well as defended clients in multiple, sizable breach of contract suits.

Employment

  • Represented a large employer in employment claims throughout the United States.
  • Handled employment issues for a car dealership with stores in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
  • Appeared on behalf of multiple members of the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police and the Dallas Firefighters Association in employment disputes with the City of Dallas.
  • Worked for a national trucking company on local employment issues.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a national apartment company into employee misconduct.
  • Obtained a settlement of over $1.5M for two police chiefs wrongfully demoted by the City of Dallas.
  • Secured a $2.1M judgment for three deputy constables against Dallas County.
  • Prosecuted and defended covenant not to compete claims.
  • Represented Prairie View A&M and the Texas A&M Board of Regents in employment claims by a former athletic director.
  • Represented various government employees, including the former Lubbock Chief of Police against municipalities for wrongful termination.
  • Negotiated favorable severance packages for chief executive officers and other high ranking managers in conjunction with their termination.

Personal Injury

  • Obtained a seven figure settlement for a plaintiff against a national restaurant chain in a Dram shop suit.
  • Represented various plaintiffs in claims throughout Texas arising out of car wrecks, truck accidents and medical malpractice claims resulting in sizable recoveries for the clients.
  • Represented a family of a patient in a psychiatric facility who died. Obtained a judgment at trial in excess of $1M.
  • Conducted an independent investigation for the City of Austin into a police shooting death.
  • Represented four plaintiffs in federal court claims against Texas A&M arising out of the 1999 bonfire collapse.
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar judgment in a wrongful death case where the defendant was using a cell telephone.
  • Prosecuted 1985 civil rights claims for multiple plaintiffs in various Texas jurisdictions and obtained sizable settlements.
  • Settled in the middle of trial claims for inadequate medical care against Dallas County. The family received a significant sum.
  • Prosecuted federal claims for inadequate medical care at various state prisons. These wrongful death claims settled during litigation for sizable amounts.
  • Defended a large pharmaceutical distributor against claims by the state of Texas, asserting product defect claims.
  • Obtained a dismissal for a medical instrument manufacturer from product defect claims.
  • Aggressively defended a large oil company and obtained a take nothing judgment on two wrongful death claims in Jefferson County, Texas.
  • Represented a company and individual in negotiations with insurance companies in connection with two separate airplane crashes.

Attorney Related Litigation

  • Prosecuted multiple malpractice claims and obtained settlements in excess of $6M.
  • Represented partners in disputes arising out of their departure from firms.

Arbitration

  • Steve DeWolf has been selected as an arbitrator in approximately 30 matters. These have been evenly divided between commercial cases, employment and personal injury matters.

Contracts

  • Represented landowners in negotiations with developers of wind leases.
  • On behalf of a large real estate company, negotiated exclusive service agreements as well as employment agreements around the United States.

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