Catherine A. Keith

Office Managing Partner Direct Email:catherine@attorneycook.com Print Biography:Click here

Biography

Catherine A. Keith graduated from Southern Methodist University Law School in 2004 and immediately joined the Firm at that time. Prior to attending SMU, Catherine graduated from Boston College in 2001. Catherine is a native of Fort Worth, Texas.

Catherine practices primarily in the area of Commercial litigation and Landlord-Tenant.

Representative Cases

  • Representation of buyer of business that discovered seller of business had misrepresented the environmental condition of the business. The business was purchased using funds borrowed from a bank and seller-financing. Case settled for forgiveness of the entire seller-financed obligation.

  • Representation of more than thirty individuals sued for alleged breach of non-compete agreements in a multi-level company. Settled on terms that allowed each client to continue to compete with the Plaintiff.

  • Representation of employer against multiple employees that attempted to start their own competing business. Obtained Temporary Restraining Order and Temporary Injunction. Matter settled favorably to employer client.

  • Representation of multiple contractors (including sub contractors)  in the filing of mechanic’s liens all over Texas.

  • Represented a general contractor against a conservation district that accused the contractor of violating city codes. Defeated the district’s attempt to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order. Case subsequently settled on favorable terms.

  • Representation of multiple clients in enforcing their rights regarding copyrights in Federal Court.

  • Representation of commercial property management company that was sued for alleged mismanagement of property and breach of fiduciary duty. Case settled on terms with payment of negligible sum to Plaintiff.

  • Representation of landlord attempting to evict Section 8 tenant represented by pro bono lawyers. Tenant was single mother of four accused of assaulting other tenants and disrupting peace of complex. Matter was tried to jury. Jury granted all relief requested and disruptive tenant was evicted.

  • Representation of one party in a dissolution of a same sex relationship. Litigation involved ownership of personal property and family home. Case involved obtaining temporary restraining order to prevent former lover from coming on premises. Case settled with former partner permanently enjoined from entering upon the premises.

  • Representation of buyer of home wherein the buyer’s broker misrepresented the condition of the roof, going so far as to conceal an inspection report that detailed the poor condition of the roof.  Suit brought on behalf of buyer against the buyer’s broker. Case settled for sufficient funds to have the roof completely repaired.

  • Frequently acts as local counsel for attorneys with cases in Texas.

  • Sued all three credit bureaus for slandering the credit of various clients with false negative information.

  • Representation of nationwide seller of turf and grass products against subcontractors that fail to pay for turf and grass products.

  • Representation of a number of large local construction firms in the filing of liens and lawsuits to collect unpaid bills and retainers.

  • Representation of judgment holder in garnishment and turnover actions resulting collection of the full amount due plus interest.

  • Representation of food supplier in a variety of disputes regarding payment for supplies resulting in settlements, judgments and the sale of nonexempt property.

  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in large scale collection in Southwest Region in both pre and post-judgment matters.

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