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Leslie Johnson is a senior associate in Winstead's Commercial Litigation Practice Group focusing on real estate and financial services litigation. She represents and defends title insurers, title agents, insureds and financial institutions in real estate and business disputes.  She has extensive experience in cases involving title claims, including lien priority, title insurance, and breach of fiduciary duty issues.  Leslie also represents lenders and mortgage companies in cases arising from the home equity provisions of the Texas Constitution, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and other state and federal regulations.

Representative Experience

  • Regularly represents title insurers, title agents and insureds in real property and title insurance disputes, including probate, tax and bankruptcy issues.

  • Defends lenders and loan servicers in loan enforcement and collection matters, real property foreclosures, promissory notes, guaranties, security agreements, letters of credit and other contract, tort and state and federal statutory claims.

  • First-chair trial attorney for title insurer defending validity of reverse mortgage lien, and obtained verdict upholding full extent and value of lien.

  • Represented lender in defense of Electronic Funds Transfer Act class action and argued appeal to the federal Fifth Circuit.

  • Represented title company in complex land development case involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and RICO allegations, and awarded full dismissal of all claims.

  • Obtained multiple summary judgments for lenders and loan servicers on wrongful foreclosure, breach-of-contract, debt collection, deceptive trade practices and fraud claims.

  • Served as Volunteer Assistant District Attorney for Dallas County in 2013, and tried nine jury trials to verdict.

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