An innovative, dedicated litigator, Johnathan aggressively protects clients’ interests in state and federal courts. Johnathan is also a member of the Esports Bar Association and is leading the firm into the rapidly growing esports industry. Having grown up a gamer, Johnathan recognizes the great potential esports has to help change lives and grow communities and is excited to help the industry grow and reach its full potential, especially in Dallas and throughout Texas. He is dedicated to helping start-up companies looking to get into and grow with the esports industry and to helping small- to mid-sized organizations get their feet off the ground and establish themselves within the esports space.
Johnathan has not only represented esports players and coaches in the negotiation of contracts with organizations, but has also drafted player contracts for organizations. Johnathan and the firm currently represent esports organizations and esports facilities in general corporate matters, including advising on corporate governance matters, drafting company agreements and providing guidance through the capital raising process.
Johnathan also handles a wide range of commercial litigation cases, including cases involving breach of contract, breach of non-compete agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and violations of the DTPA.
Prior to joining the firm, Johnathan worked at an international law firm, where he represented insurance carriers in first-party and third-party claims. During law school, Johnathan interned with the Honorable Ken Tapscott, County Court at Law No. 4 in Dallas, Texas, and with the Honorable Benjamin Smith, 380th District Court in McKinney, Texas. A graduate of Baylor University School of Law, Johnathan honed his writing and critical thinking skills while simultaneously studying law and serving as an articles editor at Baylor Law Review, which earned him the Jerry L. Beane Award for excellence in writing. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University.
Johnathan lives in Dallas with his new wife and their dog.
- Represent of local esports facility on general corporate matters
- Represent top professional esports team in Gears of War during contract negotiations
- Represent esports organizations in general corporate matters, including drafting of player contracts
- Serve on advisory board of new esports organization in Houston, Texas, advising on general legal matters in esports space
- Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court for banking client on $500,000 breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims on statute of limitations grounds.
- Obtained favorable ruling on motion to compel arbitration in federal court for medical billing company client two months before trial based on contractual arbitration clause. Successfully argued that arbitration clause in Professional Service Agreement was enforceable and that client had not waived its right to demand arbitration under the Professional Service Agreement.
- Obtained complete summary judgment for national homebuilder in multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit in Texas state court involving the death of a subcontractor’s employee at the worksite.
- Note, Out of “Control” Federal Subpoenas: When Does a Nonparty Subsidiary Have Control of Documents Possessed by a Foreign Parent?, 68 Baylor L. Rev. 191 (2016)
- Dallas Bar Association
- Esports Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers