Robert T. Mowrey handles complex business related and financial services litigation. He has more than thirty years of first-chair experience in jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. He represents financial institutions in the consumer financial services industry in individual suits and class action litigation.
Rob regularly litigates cases arising under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and cases involving mortgage fraud, predatory lending, and unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes.
Rob currently serves as Chair of the Firm’s Consumer Finance Practice Group and the Firm’s Practice Committee. He is a frequent lecturer on consumer finance issues before trade associations, industry groups and professional organizations. He has authored various newsletters and articles on these issues.
Representative Experience :
- Represented national mortgage company in purported class action claims involving the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and the unauthorized practice of law. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the certification orders.
- Represented a national lender in lender liability case. After a three-week jury trial, the jury trial returned a defense verdict and the court awarded the lender its attorney fees and expenses for defending the suit. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed.
- Represented automobile dealers in purported class action involving financing. After a week-long jury trial, the jury rendered a defense verdict. The trial court then certified the case as a class action and the Texas Court of Appeals reversed the certification.
- Represented national mortgage company in purported class action claims involving mortgage and pool insurance. The district court granted the mortgage company’s motion to dismiss and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed.
- Represented national homebuilder in Deceptive Trade Practices action regarding land purchase. After a three-week jury trial, the jury returned a defense verdict and awarded the homebuilder its attorney fees. The Texas Court of Appeals affirmed.
- Partner, Locke Lord LLP
- Law Clerk, Honorable Harry Phillips, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (1977 – 1978)
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, American Bar Association, Litigation and Antitrust Sections
- Member, State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
- Member, Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
- Member, Texas Bar Foundation
- Member, Texas State Bar College
- J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1977
- A.B., cum laude, Princeton University, 1974
Admissions : Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
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