Tamara Baggett began her professional career in the aerospace and defense industry. During that time, she earned her MBA at the Southern Methodist University Edwin L. Cox School of Business, with concentrations in strategic leadership and organizational behavior. Ms. Baggett brings her professional experience in the business world to her clients to develop strategies for success in the courtroom and beyond.
The breadth of Ms. Baggett’s practice and experience results in creative and effective solutions to complex legal issues. Ms. Baggett focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on contract disputes, fiduciary litigation, construction litigation, unfair trade practices cases, and appellate advocacy. She also has experience litigating a range of real estate, intellectual property, antitrust, and tort disputes. Ms. Baggett has handled matters in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and actions before regulatory/administrative agencies and protected judgments through the appeal process. She has represented general contractors and specialty subcontractors in a variety of construction disputes in both litigation and arbitration.
While attending law school, Ms. Baggett served as a member of the Texas Tech Law Review and interned for the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay, District Judge, Northern District of Texas.
Ms. Baggett was recognized as a Texas "Rising Star" in 2012 and again in 2017 and 2018 in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.
Represented client in action to discover identities of online posters, providing client an avenue to protect reputation and business against anonymous individuals. Protected order allowing pre-suit investigation through appellate process.
Negotiated favorable settlements for subcontractors in numerous multiparty cases in Dallas County (in trial court and arbitration).
Defeated claims of contractual bars to obtain favorable arbitration awards and settlements prosecuting claims against fiduciaries.
Obtained favorable settlement for land owner in multimillion dollar case brought by tenant in hotel construction dispute.
Obtained summary judgment for Fortune 500 metal processing company in wrongful death case, resulting in early resolution prior to multiparty trial.
Asserted breach of contract and other claims on behalf of client in suit against four affiliates in federal court to protect client’s intellectual property. Defended the company against antitrust and other counterclaims. Prevailed on a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment dismissing all of the affiliates’ counterclaims and awarding our client summary judgment on the issue of the affiliates’ liability for breaching their respective contracts.
Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of over $3.2 million in subcontractor claims against client, an MEP contractor.
Prevailed for plaintiff in multi-million dollar contract dispute, obtaining full recovery of disputed amount, interest, and attorneys’ fees, and avoiding protracted litigation of alter ego and other bases of indirect liability. Protected the judgment through the appeal process and recovered full amount from defendant after appeal.
Developed internal lien process and procedure for subcontractor for construction projects in multiple states, streamlining lien procedure for multistate operations.
Negotiated favorable settlements for Fortune 500 metal processing company in numerous sales agreement disputes in Texas courts and pre-litigation, avoiding protracted litigation.
Won several summary judgment motions for lenders and loan servicers in cases involving allegations of fraud, trespass to try title, and breach of contract.
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Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (2008) magna cum laude
Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, M.B.A. (2005)
University of Texas at Dallas, B.A., Arts and Humanities (2000) magna cum laude
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Dallas Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
National Association of Women Lawyers, Member
Girls, Inc., Literacy Leader
Kilpatrick Women’s Initiative, Member
Texas Legal Hospice, Attorney Volunteer, 2017 Lawyer of Style and Member of Fundraiser Host Committee
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