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J. Garth Fennegan

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  • J. Garth Fennegan originally decided to go to law school in order to prepare for a career in real estate working with his brother, a developer. Once he began practicing law, however, he enjoyed it so much he never left. Garth is a member of SettlePou's Commercial Litigation and Financial Services Litigation practices and has been working as an attorney for more than 20 years.

    Areas of Practice:
    Commercial Litigation
    Financial Services Litigation

  • About

    A former Division 1 college football player, Garth understands the importance of teamwork and the competitive drive it takes to win. He is committed to representing his clients’ interests and serving as their advocate in court.

    Having worked in financial services litigation since the outset of home equity lending in the state of Texas, Garth is uniquely qualified to serve the financial services industry. He understands his clients’ needs and is able to resolve matters effectively and efficiently. Garth represents clients in state and federal court cases involving various types of claims, including mortgage lending practices, fraud, breach of contract, fair debt collection practices, products liability, mortgage banking and servicing, negligence, deceptive trade practices, asset recovery, and other commercial disputes.

    In his spare time, Garth enjoys coaching youth sports, spending time with his family, traveling, and playing sports.

  • Education

    Brigham Young University, B.S., 1994

    Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1997

  • Admissions & Honors

    Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2011)

    Texas State Bar Admittance, 1998

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2004

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1998

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1998

    U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2006

    U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2009

  • Associations

    Dallas Bar Association—Commercial and Business Litigation Section

    J. Reuben Clark Law Society

    Associate Board Member, Spring Valley Athletic Association

  • Articles & Presentations

    Author and Instructor, Mortgage Foreclosures in Texas, Home Equity Loans and Evictions: A Continuing Legal Education Seminar, LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES

    Author and Instructor, Debt Elimination Scams, Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s Annual Loan Servicing Conference

    Speaker, Post-Closing Issues: Fundamentals of Real Estate Closings in Texas, A Continuing Legal Education Seminar, LORMAN EDUCATION SERVICES

    Panelist, Protecting Against Litigation, Five Star Default Servicing Conference and Expo