Ms. Matsushima is an attorney at Matsushima Rendon & Thrash, PLLC, a 100% woman-minority owned litigation boutique law firm in Houston, Texas. Ms. Matsushima's areas of practice include:
Collections and Creditors’ Rights—Prosecution of claims for payment of debts, including secured and unsecured claims; enforcement of liens, including deed of trust and mechanic’s, contractor’s and materialman’s liens; collateral recovery, including foreclosures; and post-judgment enforcement.
Insurance Coverage and Conduct—Representation of life, health, disability and title insurers in coverage issues, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, bad faith, declaratory judgment actions, interpleader actions and Texas Insurance Code claims.
ERISA Litigation—Representation of plan administrations and underwriters in lawsuits for recovery of benefits under employee benefit plans and for equitable relief.
Business Torts and Deceptive Trade Practices—Litigation and advice regarding claims under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“DTPA”); fraud and misrepresentation; breach of fiduciary duty; breach of warranty; tortious interference with contract and prospective relations; defamation, slander and business disparagement; embezzlement/defalcation and conversion.
Bankruptcy—Advice, prosecution and negotiation of creditors’ claims and rights in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, including fraudulent transfer and preference litigation.
Real Estate—Draft of agreements, negotiation, advice and litigation concerning purchase agreements, deeds, lease agreements, title to property, title insurance policy claims, encumbrances and encroachments, landlord/tenant rights, foreclosures, evictions, and lien issues.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||12/22/2019|
|Shareholder||Alicia M. Matsushima, P.C.||2012 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Orlando & Braun, LLP||2011 - 2012|
|Associate Attorney||Shannon Martin Finkelstein & Alvarado, P.C.||2001 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Notre Dame Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Baylor University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Notre Dame London Law Centre||Second Year Studies||N/A|
|Multiple segments on "Life Business and Money with Steven Kay" radio show from January through March 2012||Various Commercial Law Topics for Small to Mid-Sized Businesses||2012|
|Case No. 06-20366; Williams v. AmerUs Life Ins. Company, In the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit||Summary judgment in favor of insurer affirmed on appeal. Award of attorneys' fees in favor of insurer affirmed. Sanctions awarded against appellants for frivolous appeal.|
|Case No. 01-02-00801; Stewart Title Guaranty Company v. Hadnot; In the Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, Houston||Summary judgment in favor of Plaintiffs against Stewart Title Guaranty Company reversed on appeal. Take-nothing judgment rendered in favor of Stewart Title Guaranty Company.|
|Cause No. 2002-54445; Nguyen v. Western United Life Assur. Co.; In the 125th District Court of Harris County, Texas||Obtained bench trial verdict in favor of Defendant, Western United Life Assurance Company.|
|Case 4:03-cv-01365; Hannan v. Life Ins. Co. of N. America, In the District Court for the S.D. of Tex., Houston Division||Summary judgment in favor of Life Insurance Company of North America.|
|Case No. 4:03-cv-03423; Byal v. Life Ins. Co. of N. America, In the U.S. District Court for the S.D. of Tex., Houston, Division||Summary judgment in favor of Life Insurance Company of North America.|
|Case No. 04-20933; Albert v. Life Ins. Co. of N. America, In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit||Summary judgment in favor of Life Insurance Company of North America affirmed on appeal.|
|Case 14-04-01065-CV; In re Michael Jay Kuper, Relator; In the Court of Appeals of Texas, 14th District, Houston||Successfully defended respondent, Stewart Title Guaranty Company in mandamus appeal.|
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