Arthur E. Anthony


Partner

 

Overview

Arthur E. Anthony has over 20 years of substantive state and federal court business litigation experience, with a keen focus on banking and financial services, construction, government investigations, and insurance disputes. Arthur has represented commercial institutions, investment banks and mortgage servicers in complex mortgage securitization, secured transactions, commercial loan and consumer litigation, including claims arising under the Fair Housing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and a host of other state and federal laws. Arthur has also represented owners and contractors in state and federal court lawsuits involving construction negligence, insurance coverage, acceleration and/or delay claims, and mechanics' and materialmans' lien disputes.

An alumnus of Leadership Dallas - Class of 2014, Arthur has served the community as President of the J.L. Turner Legal Association, Chair of the JLTLA Foundation and on the Board of the Dallas Bar Association. Arthur is Co-Chair of the Firm's Board of Directors and a member and former Co-Chair of the Firm's Pro Bono Services Committee.

Representative Experience

 Banking and Consumer Finance Litigation

  • Representation of national mortgage lender in a racial discrimination claim under the federal Fair Housing Act, prevailing on a Motion for Summary Judgment. The judgment was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit.
  • Representation of international investment banking firms in litigation arising out of commercial mortgage-backed securities transaction, including organization and management of several large document productions
  • Representation of national mortgage and mortgage servicing firms in state and federal court litigation brought by consumer plaintiffs, involving allegations of erroneous credit reporting, violations of Fair Debt Collection Act, Truth in Lending Act, Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and an array of state and federal statutes, prevailing several times by way of dispositive or procedural motion practice
  • Representation of regional bank in post-foreclosure dispute involving multi-million dollar loan participation agreement, including dispositive motion practice, securing a settlement for the client
  • Representation of regional bank in dispute concerning $11 million loan secured by undeveloped commercial property, securing ruling for client following injunction trial

Construction Litigation

  • Representation of political subdivision in disputes regarding defective construction and negligent construction management associated with retaining walls along major highways, securing settlement for the client and initiating litigation in remaining disputes
  • Representation of a national owner manager of high-end apartment complex in property casualty coverage and construction litigation, having argued evidentiary motions and presented evidence through damage witness at trial, and secured a multi-million dollar judgment following trial. This judgment was affirmed on appeal
  • Representation of owner in a multi-million dollar claim asserted by a contractor for alleged damages caused by owner-induced delays on a highway construction project
  • Counseling to owner and developer of multi-family properties regarding mechanics lien claim avoidance
  • Represented regional bank in a dispute regarding disbursements from a construction loan following the general contractor's abandonment of work, construction malfeasance, and failure to pay investors and subcontractors, wherein the plaintiffs alleged conversion, conspiracy, violation of the Texas mechanic's lien statute and the Texas Theft Liability Act. The dispute was resolved on the eve of trial.

General Commercial Litigation

  • Representation of national pharmaceutical manufacturer in extensive state government pricing investigation involving Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act, including management of significant document production over a two-year period and investigative depositions
  • Representation of both insureds and insurers in declaratory judgment disputes and disputes involving alleged violations of the Texas Insurance Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act in state and federal court
  • Representation of air filtration unit manufacturer in post-judgment collection, securing over $450,000 on behalf of the client in spite of creative avoidance by the judgment debtor
  • Representation of local business owner in claim for breach of contract arising out of ad valorem tax dispute on commercial property owner, resulting in mediated settlement
  • Representation of professional employment organization in federal court litigation brought by national insurance carrier concerning worker's compensation premiums, including dispositive motion practice and mediation
  • Representation of national eye care products manufacturer in state and federal court in products liability litigation as well as litigation involving alleged use of company computers and involving substantive disputes over scope and process of electronic discovery, securing dismissal of the client from the lawsuit

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Co-Chair, Locke Lord LLP Board of Directors
  • Acting General Counsel, North Texas Tollway Authority (1999)

Reported Decisions

  • The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. v. Lincoln Prop. Co., --- F.3d ---, 2019 WL 1529692 (5th Cir. Apr. 9, 2019).
  • Singleton v. U.S. Bank National Association et al., 2016 WL 1411378 (N.D. Tex. April 20, 2016)
  • Croteau v. CitiMortgage, Inc., Case No. 4:12-cv-693, 2014 WL 119968 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 13, 2014)
  • Philip Watson et al. v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 12-41009, 2013 WL 2468035 (5th Cir. (Tex.) June 10, 2013)
  • Wigginton v. Bank of New York Mellon et. al, 2011 WL 2669071 (N.D. Tex, July 7, 2011), aff'd, 488 Fed. Appx. 868 (5th Cir. 2012)
  • Spositi v. Fed. Nat'l Mortgage Ass'n, No. 4:11-CV-542, 2011 WL 5977319 (E.D. Tex. Nov. 3, 2011)
  • Eskridge v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation et al., 2011 WL 2163989 (W.D. Tex. February 24, 2011)
  • Burnette v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al., 2011 WL 676955 (E.D. Tex. Jan. 27, 2011), adopted, 2011 WL 675392 (E.D. Tex. February 16, 2011)
  • White v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al., 2010 WL 4942174 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 1, 2010)
  • Crowder v. Village of Kaufman, Ltd., Case No. 3:09-CV-2181-M, 2010 WL 2710601 (N.D.Tex., July 7, 2010)
  • Federal Ins. Co. v. State Thomas, L.P., No. 05-06-00321-CV, 2007 Tex. App. LEXIS 6003 (Tex. App. – Dallas July 30, 2007)
  • Isaac v. Norwest Mortgage, No. 3:00-CV-00989, 2002 WL 1119854 (N.D. Tex. 2002), aff'd, No. 3:00-CV-989-L (5th Cir. January 15, 2003)

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Construction Law Section of the Texas State Bar
  • Named, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine for Litigation (2018-2019)
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program (State Bar of Texas) – Finalist: Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year (2014-2015)
  • Named, Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine (2014-2018)
  • Chair, J.L. Turner Legal Association Foundation (2012)
  • "Advocate of the Year," JLTLA Paralegal Section (2012)
  • Named, Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2012)
  • Master and Barrister, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court (2009-2012, 2016-)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Association (2009)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association, President (2009)
  • Chairman of the Year, J.L. Turner Legal Association (2007)
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award (2001)
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (1997-2007)

Community Leadership

  • Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2015)
  • Co-Vice Chair, Dallas Bar Association’s Pro Bono Activities Committee (2014)
  • Member, Leadership Dallas Alumni Association
  • Leadership Dallas, Class of 2014
  • Member, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations (2003-2016)