Bell Nunnally

Texas

Address:
2323 Ross Avenue, Suite 1900
Dallas, Texas 75201
Texas

Telephone:+1 214 740 1400
Fax:+1 214 740 1499
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Founded in 1980, Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP is a premier full-service law firm located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. With over 60 attorneys, we are recognized among the 25 largest firms in North Texas, and among the 60 largest firms in Texas.


Providing transactional and litigation services to a national and international client base ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Bell Nunnally has attorneys experienced in a full range of business matters including litigation, real estate, commercial finance, corporate and securities, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, health care, immigration, intellectual property, appeals, entertainment, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense.

 

Litigation Overview:

Bell Nunnally litigators aggressively represent clients across many industries, always driven to achieve our clients’ goals and protect their interests. We have represented some of the largest corporations in America, as well as local businesses, government entities and individuals. Our practice encompasses all aspects of the litigation process, from pretrial matters through trial and all levels of appeal in state and federal courts. We also routinely represent clients in arbitral forums and before regulatory bodies. In addition to litigating individual matters, we have served as regional coordinating counsel for Fortune 500 companies and as de facto national counsel for clients. Not only are we skilled in trials and appeals, we also have a demonstrated record of resolving lawsuits favorably for our clients prior to trial. We have won numerous cases involving a wide variety of commercial issues and are well versed in complex litigation. Virtually no area of civil litigation is beyond our capabilities.


In every lawsuit, we strive to discover the strengths of our clients’ positions and uncover and capitalize on the weaknesses of the opposition. We understand that not all cases are destined for trial, so we evaluate creative solutions to disputes early and often to further our clients’ objectives. As experienced business litigators, we help clients evaluate litigation risks and develop a settlement strategy from the outset of a case when appropriate. Our litigators are seasoned, tough negotiators who guide our clients through settlement discussions from a position of strength. When a reasonable settlement is not possible, we aggressively represent our clients through trial — we are more than litigators; we are trial lawyers.


Our attorneys understand that client relationships extend beyond a single case, so we tailor each litigation plan to achieve our clients’ overall business objectives. We take our clients’ budgets into account, staffing cases leanly and making use of experiences to achieve cost effective solutions. 

 

Litigation Highlights:

Obtained full acquittal for pharmacist in $100 million TRICARE health care fraud matter brought by federal government. TRICARE is a military service member and beneficiary health care program. The client was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and multiple counts of violations of the federal anti-kickback statute.

Obtained a $23.1 million judgement for a large United States cattle broker after client was defrauded by another Texas-based cattle broker. The case involved the untangling of a check-kiting scheme involving hundreds of transactions, tens of millions of dollars and thousands of head of cattle, which were allegedly bought and sold as part of a check-kiting scheme. The verdict is believed to represent one of the largest cattle frauds in Texas history.

Secured a favorable settlement for Sperlonga Data & Analytics Systems LLC in a $30 million breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets dispute. 

Secured a unanimous jury verdict in a patent infringement case in favor of Odessa Separator, Inc., a Texas-based manufacturer of award-winning downhole sand and gas separation products that are used in oil wells throughout the world. Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $2 million.

Obtained a favorable settlement for Buffalo Wild Wings franchisee, R Wings R Wild LLC (RWRW) in a $3 million class action dispute with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The central claim brought against RWRW, the owner/operator of over twenty Buffalo Wild Wings franchise locations, stemmed from a male bartender who alleged that in 2014 he applied for and was denied employment due to his gender. RWRW agreed to a nominal monetary settlement, a fraction of the total amount initially sought by the Commission, and it agreed to conduct sex discrimination training at its locations to demonstrate its continuing commitment to providing equal employment opportunities for all.

 

Noteworthy:

  • 13 Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to “Ones to Watch” by The Best Lawyers in America® 2022
  • 21 Bell Nunnally Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022
  • Bell Nunnally Named to “Best Law Firms” List (published by Best Lawyers and featured in U.S. News and World Reports) in 14 Practice Areas
  • Partner Jeffrey J. Ansley Ranked “Band 3” for “Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations” in Chambers USA
  • Firm Ranked as “Band 1” for “Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded” in Chambers USA
  • Senior Associate Natasha Gandhi Named an “Associate to Watch” for “Corporate/M&A” in Chambers USA
  • 9 Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to Texas Super Lawyers 2020 List
  • 15 Bell Nunnally Attorneys Named to “2021 Texas Rising Stars” List Published by Super Lawyers
  • Partners R. Heath Cheek and Ross Angus Williams Named to the “Top 100 Up and Coming Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers
  • 5 Bell Nunnally Partners Featured on D Magazine’s 2021 “Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” List
  • D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas 2021” List Featured 13 Bell Nunnally Attorneys

 

Updated Aug 2021