Eric F. Dankesreiter
Eric F. Dankesreiter is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents clients in a wide range of practice areas, including:
- Business and commercial litigation
- Partnership disputes (including breaches of fiduciary duty)
- Will, trust, and probate litigation
- Construction law
- Collections (including judicial and non-judicial foreclosures)
- Real estate litigation
- Commercial landlord-tenant disputes
- Divorce (especially involving finances and asset division)
Regardless of the nature of the case, Eric's approach to litigation is to be aggressive, yet cost-effective. He uses discovery and motions in an effective and efficient fashion to achieve specific results for his clients, rather than for the sake of the process itself. With experience handling a large number of complex lawsuits, Eric has the ability to get your case successfully resolved. Eric also encourages litigation prevention by advising clients on how to avoid legal pitfalls.
Eric is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To attain this certification, Eric has prepared and tried significant civil cases, while also demonstrating extensive knowledge of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law applicable in civil cases.
He maintains membership to the State Bar of Texas, in the Business Law, Consumer and Commercial Law, Construction Law and Litigation Sections.
Continuing Legal Education
Eric is a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas. The College is a society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) hours required by the State Bar of Texas. Membership in the College enables Eric to remain current in his knowledge of trends and changes in the law.
Eric has achieved successful results in many complex cases in the above practice areas, including the following matters:
- Parties involved in the ownership and control of businesses, collection of unpaid debt, liquidation of businesses, derivative shareholder claims, unethical treatment of minority owners, and breaches of fiduciary duties.
- Developers, home builders, engineers, subcontractors, and home owners of commercial and residential properties involved in construction defect cases.
- A commercial retail shopping center owner in connection with a dispute over an easement with the adjoining property. The resulting jury trial ended in a verdict of over one million dollars for our client.
- A home builder involved in a dispute with the homeowner, where the homeowner disputed an interpretation of the contract and asserted that work was not performed in a good and workmanlike manner. The resulting jury trial ended in a verdict for our client.
- A dispute involving the beneficiary of a four million dollar trust, specifically involving the use and ownership of the trust funds. Claims were made for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. We helped our client receive a distribution of funds and reimbursement of attorneys' fees.
- The executor of a probate estate, who was the sole beneficiary of a will. The will and trust instruments were challenged on the grounds of undue influence. A jury trial resulted in a verdict for our client.
Eric has been involved multiple cases with published opinions, including the following:
- Shin-Chon Dev. Corp. v. I.P. Invs., Ltd., 270 S.W.3d 759 (Dallas - 2008).
- R2 Enters. v. Whipple, 2008 Tex. App. LEXIS 4780 (Fort Worth - 2008).
- Taylor Elec. Servs. v. Armstrong Elec. Supply Co., 167 S.W.3d 522 (Fort Worth - 2005).
- Lindsey v. Kline, 2004 Tex. App. LEXIS 6941 (Fort Worth - 2004).
Outside the practice of law, Eric is involved with business, charitable and service organizations the community. He previously served as President of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is involved with Boy Scouts of America and Rotary International. Eric also has provided unskilled labor to help construct houses for Habitat For Humanity and a two room school in Nicaragua.
Eric was born in Muenster, Texas and he grew up working in his father's mechanic shop. In the summer, Eric spent time on his grandparents farm milking cows and hauling hay. Eric is married to an elementary teacher and is the father of three children. Eric and his family enjoy spending time on Lake Texoma and Lake Murray.