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Isaac Villarreal is an attorney and mediator with Crinion Davis & Richardson's Bay Area Houston, Texas office. Mr. Villarreal focuses his practice in the areas of business litigation, including real estate related litigation and construction liens. He is active in the Houston legal community as a member of the Garland Walker American Inns of Court, the Houston Bar Association, and the Hispanic Bar Association.
Mr. Villarreal brings with him over ten years of experience as a private and volunteer Mediator in Texas. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and has completed a number of mediations for Spanish-speaking parties. Additionally, Mr. Villarreal has authored a number of articles published by the State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
Recent Significant Court Decisions:
In re: Olivewood Cemetery, 11th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas – Lead trial counsel for Descendants of Olivewood, Inc. in the first-ever contested suit in Texas seeking statutory custodianship of a historic cemetery resulting in a successful petition and the granting of custodianship of historic Olivewood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
Ross v. People’s Choice Home Loans, et. al., 55th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas – Trial counsel for a real estate broker and sales agent in successful defense on take-nothing summary judgment of a complex, multi-million dollar, mortgage fraud lawsuit concerning multiple properties and brought by multiple plaintiffs against numerous defendants.
Lead trial counsel for homeowners in lawsuits against an out of state contractor for violations of Texas law associated with post-hurricane construction work that resulted in substantial damage to the clients’ homes. Obtained sizable judgments and awards of attorneys’ fees and costs in clients’ favor.
Trial counsel for local real estate developer in successful defense of a complex, multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by a national homebuilder during the 2008-2009 recession by which the homebuilder sought to escape its obligations under a lot purchase agreement. Obtained summary judgments rejecting homebuilder’s legal theories for which it should not be obligated to continue purchasing lots.
Representation of property owner in quiet title action resolving undocumented and improperly documented transfers of title to real property.
Representation of local business in the perfection and filing of mechanic’s and materialman’s liens securing payment for services rendered and/or materials provided for the improvement of real property.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||10/19/2015|
|Attorney and Meditaor||Crinion Davis & Richardson LLP||2006 - Present|
|Legal Assistant||Marion J. Borchers, P.C.||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Hispanic Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Garland Walker American Inns of Court||N/A||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Signature Required? Fifth Circuit’s Holding Implies That Equitable Estoppel May Not Apply Unless a Signature is on an Agreement, published in Alternative Resolutions||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Fifth Circuit Finds Arbitration Award Valid Despite Questions as to Qualifications of Non-Public Arbitrator, published in Alternative Resolutions||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Austin Appeals Court Decision Implies That Mediation Agreement Affecting Termination of Parental Rights Requires Express, Complete Compliance, published in Alternative Resolutions||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section||Supreme Court of Texas Holds Arbitration Was Not Waived and Conditionally Grants Writ of Mandamus, publication pending in Alternative Resolutions||N/A|
|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor--Magna Cum Laude||2008|
|Southwest Texas State University||Legal Studies||MA - Masters||2004|
|Southwest Texas State University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|