17330 Preston Road, Suite 250D
Dallas, TX 75252
Following generations of lawyers in his family who devoted their lives to practicing law, Cliff began his career in the legal field working as a janitor at his father’s small-town Texas law office. Today, Cliff has more than 15 years of experience in loan documentation, workout, collection and litigation before state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. He has been recognized by his peers from 2012 through 2017 in Texas Super Lawyers.
Cliff has represented clients in all aspects of real estate closings both in Texas and nationwide. He has years of experience in real estate litigation and transactions, and he leverages this experience to cut through the complexity and get to the closing table quickly and efficiently. In his creditor’s rights practice, Cliff represents creditors only, maximizing recoveries for clients in all facets of commercial collection in every Texas county. He represents our creditor clients in all aspects of loan documentation review, demand, workout and forbearance arrangements, realty and personalty foreclosure, collection litigation, judgment collection, and all chapters of bankruptcy.
Cliff graduated cum laude with a BBA in finance from Texas Christian University and cum laude with a JD from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1999.
Outside of work, Cliff enjoys participating in his kids’ sports, church and school activities, and spending time with his wife. Over the last several years, he has also run several half-marathons and sprint triathlons.
• Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, published by Thompson Reuters (2012, 2013, and 2014)
• Selected in D Magazine: The Best Lawyers in Dallas (2013)
• State Bar of Texas & Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Sections
ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
• Speaker and Author, Landlord Remedies for Breach of Lease, National Business Institute
• Speaker and Author, Collecting Commercial Debt, The Highlights: From Getting Started to Getting Judgment, National Business Institute
• Speaker, Collection Litigation and Motion Practice, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar
• Speaker and Author, Differences Between Commercial and Consumer Debt Collections, National Business Institute
• Speaker and Author, Case Law Update on Creditor Collection Strategies, National Business Institute
• Co-Author, Collecting the Judgment—Methods That Work, National Business Institute
• Co-Author, Letter of Credit: Common Sense Prevails, Bankers Digest
• Gruppo Formstar LLC v. FM Forrest, Inc. (In re FM Forrest, Inc.), Nos. 17-36103, 17-03452, 2018 Bankr. LEXIS 2132 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. 2018)
• Karlseng v. Wells Fargo, N.A., No. 05-13-01734-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 13669 (App.—Dallas Dec. 19, 2014, pet. denied)
• Bagwell v. Ridge at Alta Vista Invs. I, LLC, 440 S.W.3d 287 (Tex. App.—Dallas August 14, 2014)
• Kuruvila v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, No. 11-13-00333-CV, 2014 Tex. App. LEXIS 10751 (Tex. App. – Eastland Sept. 25, 2014)
• Sommers v. Comerica Bank, No. 13-03069, 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 4965 (Bankr. S.D. Tex. Nov. 22, 2013)
• Comerica Bank v. Rawlings, No. 12-03050, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 6234 (Bankr. N.D. Tex. Oct. 1, 2012)
• Wachovia Bank, Nat’l Assoc. v. Metro Automation, Inc., No. 3:08-CV-2257-M, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72008 (N.D. Tex. July 16, 2012)
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004
• U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas