Sim Israeloff is a senior shareholder with over 30 years of trial experience and is head of the Firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Sim's practice is devoted to commercial and complex business litigation in state and federal courts. Sim represents U.S. and foreign businesses and individuals in litigation involving business transactions, real estate, partnerships, franchises, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, injunctions, and probate matters. Sim is a frequent writer and speaker on business litigation and trial tactics and serves as the Firm's legal counsel.
Mr. Israeloff is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since 2007, Mr. Israeloff has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Inc., in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Construction, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, and Litigation-Real Estate. In 2010 he was named to the Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. He was has also been included on the Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters service, since 2003 in the areas of Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Tort, and Intellectual Property Litigation.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Litigation section, American Bar Association, section of Litigation, Dallas Bar Association, Sustaining Life Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation, Former Barrister in the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, and Former Mayor of Fairview, Texas (2003-2013). He received a B.B.A., Accounting degree, with highest honors, in 1980 from the University of Texas and his J.D. degree, with honors, in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1983 and is admitted to practice in all the United States District Courts of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Sensormatic v. EAS Sensorsense. Patent defense. — Co-lead counsel in the successful defense of an electronics manufacturer against a $7 million
patent infringement claim for anti-shoplifting tags and antennas. Won a unanimous jury verdict
finding no infringement. Reported as the first defense jury verdict in a patent case
Eastern District of Texas.
Merrimac v. VingCard a.s. Contract breach, tortious interference. — Represented Norwegian manufacturer of card-key lock products in jury trial
of $11 million claim for alleged breach of contract and tortious
Houston Casualty v. Siemens. Damages for failed gas turbine. — Represented Mexican electric utility and its insurer in suit for damages
to a large failed gas turbine generator located in Mexico.