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5335 Spring Valley Road
Dallas, Texas 75254
Telephone: 972-991-2121
Fax: 972-991-3220
Email:
firm@tcblawfirm.com

 
 
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David E. Thomas
 

David E. Thomas, Esq.

Dave Thomas has thirty-five years of litigation experience in creditors' rights, collections, construction disputes, commercial and consumer affairs, and the fair debt collection practices act. He is committed to providing his clients with the best legal counsel available at the most reasonable and competitive rates. Dave believes that you need to have the most experienced attorney available in a particular area so that you will understand everything you need to know about your legal rights and options.

Over the years, Dave has handled several thousand collection matters for all types of clientele, including banks, large nationwide corporations, closely held companies and numerous individuals. He is an AV rated attorney (the highest rating) with Martindale-Hubbell. He is also a frequent lecturer on the legal topics of the fair debt collection practices act and general creditors' rights, including claims in the probate court.

 

Contact Information:
5335 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254-3009
Phone: (972) 991-2121
Fax: (972) 991-3220
E-mail:
davethomas@tcblawfirm.com
Web Site: www.tcblawfirm.com

Birth Information:
November 18, 1954, Landstuhl, Germany

Current Employment Position:
Director and President (1988- Present)

Areas of Practice:
Creditors' Rights
Collections & Repossessions

Construction Law
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Bankruptcy Law
Business & Commercial Law
Litigation & Appeals
Banking & Finance Law
Business Organizations
Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Litigation Practice Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Collections Litigation

Bar Admissions:
State Bar of Texas, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1991

Education:
J.D., Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law, Ada, Ohio, 1979
Doctor
B.S. Commerce & Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1977

Honors and Awards:
Ohio Northern University Law Review
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
Beta Gamma Sigma - Highest Business Honorary
Phi Alpha Theta - History Honorary
Pi Sigma Alpha - Political Science Honorary
Gamma Iota Sigma (Vice-President) - Insurance Honorary
Phi Eta Sigma - Freshman Honorary

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Law Journal:
Staff Member, Ohio Northern University Law Journal, 1977-1979
Technical Editor, Ohio Northern University Law Review, 1978-1979

Published Articles:
"Examination of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act," 1999
"Creditor Claims in Probate Proceedings," 1999
"Collection Law in Texas," 2006

Published Cases:
TXXN, Inc. v. D/FW Steel Co., 632 S.W.2d 706 (Tex. Civ. App. - Fort Worth, 1982)

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Bankruptcy Law Topics, 1988, Denton County CPA Society
Fair Debtor Collection Practices Act, Lorman Education Services, 1999-2002
Creditor Claims in Probate Proceedings in Texas, Lorman Education Services, 1999-2002
Collection Law in Texas, National Association of Credit Management, 2006

Past Employment Positions:
Bishop, Lamsens & Brown, Fort Worth, Associate, 1980 -1981
Geary, Stahl & Spencer, Dallas, Associate, 1981 - 1987
Gregory, Self & Beuttenmuller, Partner, 1987 - 1988

 
 
 
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