Marlin, Jason

Jason Marlin




Jason Marlin concentrates his practice on complex business litigation, including energy-related disputes, eminent domain proceedings, and financial services cases.

Jason works with energy companies, both large and small, in finding ways to resolve their disputes. He has represented clients in matters involving royalty claims; working interest owner disputes; lease and title disputes; and surface damages claims. In addition, Jason is a popular speaker on the effect of the Texas legislation regulating the oil and gas industries at the state level.

In the eminent domain context, Jason has represented both the condemnee and the condemnor. He has experience in representing clients who need advice and counsel when private property is taken for public use. Jason has represented Fortune 500 companies—including restaurant and hotel chains, individual investors, developers, property owners, and a regional tollway authority.

In his financial services practice, Jason litigates cases arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and cases involving mortgage fraud. Jason also represents a national grocery store chain in landlord-tenant disputes, including construction claims and enforcement of restrictive covenants.

Representative Experience

  • Represents national mortgage lenders in lender liability actions involving breach of contract, tort, TILA, RESPA, and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Report Act allegations.
  • Substantial defense experience in broker-dealer litigation; includes disputes in federal courts and FINRA arbitrations. Obtained a take-nothing award in a FINRA arbitration against a $5.8 million claim.
  • Represented national grocery store chain in landlord tenant disputes in state courts, federal courts and arbitrations. Disputes include construction claims, evictions, and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Obtained, and upheld on appeal, a summary judgment victory against various product liability claims. Pierce v. Charter Builders, Ltd., 2007 WL 109540 (Tex. App.—Ft. Worth 2007)
  • Represented a real estate developer on appeal and overturned a summary judgment against the developer's breach of contract claim. Forney 921 Lot Development Partners I, L.P. v. Paul Taylor Homes, Ltd., 349 S.W.3d 258 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011)
  • Represented a national ladder company in product liability actions. Harris v. New Werner Holding Co., Inc., 2009 WL 4249240 (N.D. Tex. 2009)
  • Represented a mortgage lender against a of plaintiffs alleging breach of contract, misrepresentation, fraud, and Truth-in-Lending-Act violations.
  • Represented general contractors and subcontractors in construction disputes.
  • Represents a commercial construction company regarding the alleged wrongful death of an employee.
  • Represents a regional tollway authority in a series of condemnation actions.
  • Represented group of private investors in a contract dispute against exploration company.
  • Represented former owner-operator of producing oil and gas properties in litigation with new owner-operator over environmental issues and operating expenses.
  • Represented owner-operator against claims asserted by nearby property owners arising from operation of disposal wells.

Professional History

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Associate In-House Counsel, Wells Fargo Law Department

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Named, Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine (2015)
  • Appointed by Governor Perry to Texas School Safety Center Board (Term 2012-2014)