Toni Reed is a trial attorney who litigates cases and counsels clients in the area of business litigation and commercial matters. One area of her practice focuses on complex coverage disputes, fidelity bond and surety matters, and construction disputes and litigation. Toni also focuses on banking disputes and litigation, trust and estate litigation, general fiduciary disputes and litigation, contract disputes, and business torts.
Other Court Admissions — U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Experience — Obtained dismissal of putative class action lawsuit alleging misappropriation of identity in COLI policy context by 12(b)(6) motion, as well as affirmation of dismissal on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court.
Obtained summary judgment to foreclose mechanic’s lien and to defeat city’s claim of immunity from suit in construction dispute, as well as affirmation of denial of immunity claim on appeal to the Dallas Court of Appeals.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of insurer in commercial crime policy dispute involving employee dishonesty claim and policy limit.
Obtained defense verdict after bench trial on breach of contract claims in complex commercial dispute.
Obtained dismissal prior to class certification of nationwide consumer class action against lender alleging violations of RESPA.
Obtained voluntary withdrawal of class-certification allegations and complete settlement of nationwide class action against mortgage company alleging RESPA violations.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of fiduciary on complex fiduciary litigation matter.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of surety and denial of government entity’s plea to the jurisdiction on waiver of sovereign immunity issues.
Obtained summary judgment on complex fidelity bond coverage dispute.
Obtained favorable settlements for both beneficiaries and fiduciaries after significant litigation of complex probate, trust, and fiduciary disputes.