Introduction: Meet Michael F. Pezzulli, an Experienced Dallas Trial Lawyer
Michael F. Pezzulli, an accomplished trial lawyer based in Dallas, excels in handling a wide range of civil lawsuits, including complex commercial litigation, personal injury cases, and family law disputes. With a proven track record of favorable outcomes, Pezzulli and his law firm are trusted advisors to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Areas of Expertise: Diverse Legal Services Offered
Pezzulli’s areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
- Complex Commercial Litigation and Contracts
- Injunctive Relief
- Joint Venture Contracts and Dissolution
- Family Law, Divorce, Custody
- Personal Injury
- Catastrophic Accidents
- Domestic Violence
- Professional Liability
- Real Estate Litigation
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- In-Office Mediation
- Temporary Orders
- Modification of Court Orders
The Importance of Choosing a Competent Trial Lawyer
When evaluating the qualifications of Dallas civil trial lawyers, two crucial factors to consider are the attorney’s years of experience and whether they have achieved board certification in civil trial law. Achieving such certification is a notable accomplishment, as fewer than one percent of Texas lawyers hold this distinction. However, in civil trial law, a trial lawyer’s proficiency primarily lies in their firsthand experience as the lead attorney in court. Unfortunately, many litigators in established law firms have never faced a jury or judge, having only observed trials from a secondary role.
Pezzulli’s extensive trial experience spans over four decades, making him a seasoned authority in the courtroom. This invaluable experience enables him to develop effective strategies for each case, leveraging his deep understanding of how juries and courts typically respond to various issues. Additionally, Pezzulli’s strong communication skills and personable demeanor play a crucial role in his success. Whether negotiating with opposing counsel, questioning witnesses, reading a jury’s reactions, or presenting arguments to a judge, Pezzulli’s persuasive and approachable style strengthens his representation.
Furthermore, Pezzulli’s meticulous preparation stands out. While many civil lawsuits are settled before trial, he diligently prepares every case as though it will proceed to court. His encyclopedic knowledge of case law and procedural requirements often uncovers critical evidence or advantageous legal points during the early stages of litigation, such as discovery and investigation, leading to favorable outcomes even before a trial commences.
The Power of Preparation: Pezzulli’s Unparalleled Readiness
Michael Pezzulli’s level of preparation for trials and appeals is unparalleled. He possesses an in-depth understanding of the records involved, enabling him to address any questions from the judge confidently. When clients need to testify in court, Pezzulli ensures they are well-prepared for any possible scenario. His exceptional reputation for securing record-breaking verdicts in high-profile civil lawsuits has made him a formidable negotiator and advocate for his clients.
Pezzulli has been recognized with board certification in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for over three decades. Additionally, he has contributed his expertise to the State Bar of Texas, Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Examination, serving as an examiner for attorneys seeking this prestigious certification. With hundreds of depositions conducted and a keen ability to select strong juries, Pezzulli ensures that every case receives the fair treatment it deserves.
Noteworthy Civil Cases Handled by Michael F. Pezzulli
Joint Venture Partnership Dissolution
Our firm frequently assists business owners in structuring or dissolving partnerships. One common challenge arises when equal stakeholders decide to part ways, leaving no controlling interest to determine asset valuation or distribution. Pezzulli employs a fair and innovative approach, known as a “Texas Shootout,” to help deadlocked partners reach a resolution outside of court. This process involves one partner proposing a dollar amount for buying out their share or selling their stake to the other partner. This method ensures a fair market price since the offering party must either buy or sell at that price.
Veteran Case Resolved in Military Court
In a case involving a member of the U.S. military charged with driving under the influence, Michael Pezzulli skillfully negotiated a successful resolution in Veterans Court. This specialized court model aims to hold service members accountable to the law while providing access to rehabilitation services. After meeting specific conditions, Pezzulli’s client had the charge expunged from their record, granting them a fresh start.
Recovery of Concealed Funds and Attorney Fees in Divorce Case
Pezzulli represented a woman in a complex lawsuit that encompassed divorce, bankruptcy, and concealed assets. Following the divorce, it was discovered that the woman’s ex-husband concealed a significant asset during the proceedings. Subsequently, the ex-husband sold the asset, declared bankruptcy, and refused to honor his obligation to pay. Pezzulli took legal action and successfully secured the full value of the asset, including interest, for his client. Moreover, the judge ruled that the ex-husband’s misconduct warranted the reimbursement of attorney fees.
Business Partners Exonerated and Plaintiffs Found Liable for Malicious Prosecution
Representing a wrongfully accused business partnership that faced arson charges, Pezzulli presented compelling evidence to the jury. His persuasive argument not only cleared the partners of any wrongdoing but also led the jury to attribute liability for malicious prosecution to their accusers. As a result, Pezzulli’s clients were awarded a substantial seven-figure verdict in compensation.
Bank Lender Cleared in Lender Liability Case
Pezzulli successfully defended a national bank against lender liability accusations. Following a four-week trial, the jury exonerated the bank and all related individuals named in the lawsuit. The verdict confirmed the innocence of all parties involved.
Successful Defense in Securities Fraud Case
Pezzulli achieved a favorable outcome by successfully defending a securities firm accused of fraudulent activities across the United States. After a week-long jury trial in a federal court in Columbia, South Carolina, the jury determined that the securities firm had committed no wrongdoing. Consequently, the plaintiff received no compensation from the jury.
Child Abuse in a National Day Care Center
Pezzulli represented a five-year-old boy who suffered abuse at a national day care center. After a six-week trial, the jury awarded the young victim an eight-figure settlement, recognizing both negligence and gross negligence on the part of the day care center.
To learn more about the rigorous qualification process for board certification in Texas, visit the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Website.
Conclusion: Trust Michael F. Pezzulli and Garrity Traina for Your Civil Law Needs
When it comes to your civil law matters, trust the expertise and experience of Michael F. Pezzulli at Garrity Traina. With his exceptional track record, meticulous preparation, and persuasive advocacy, Pezzulli ensures each client receives the high-quality representation they deserve. Whether you require assistance with business disputes, personal injury claims, or family law matters, Pezzulli is the top choice for civil litigation in Dallas. Visit Garrity Traina to learn more about their services and schedule a consultation today.