Judith R. Blakeway is a partner in Strasburger’s litigation practice. She has over 34 years of experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities fraud, lender liability, insurance bad faith, breach of contract, antitrust, deceptive trade practices, RICO, tortious interference, defamation, sales, secured transactions, leases, shareholder derivative actions, covenants not to compete, misappropriation of trade secrets, usury, patents, environmental claims, will contests and contested proceedings in probate court, assault, false imprisonment, dram shop, malicious prosecution, fraud, conversion, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraudulent conveyance. Judy has participated in class actions and multi-district litigation.
In addition to her trial practice, Judy has an active appellate practice, focusing on civil appeals in Texas state and federal courts of appeal. Her practice includes not only direct appeals, but also writs of mandamus, preservation of error at trial, preparing and presenting dispositive motions, arguing evidentiary motions, preparing and objecting to jury charges, and post-verdict motions for judgment or new trial. She assists trial lawyers with briefing legal issues for pretrial and trial hearings. She has obtained and defeated discretionary review in the Texas Supreme Court and defeated discretionary review in the Supreme Court of the United States. She draws on her extensive trial and appellate experience to provide strategic counseling to clients across a diverse range of industries.
Judy has participated in many mediations in state and federal court, as a mediator and as an advocate. She has also participated in several arbitrations including before the NASD and CFTC. Judy currently serves as Chair of Strasburger’s antitrust practice.