Brent Bishop

Brent Bishop

McAllen, Texas
Phone 956-632-8262
Fax 956-686-6109
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Brent Bishop is a civil litigation attorney representing clients in state and federal courts, and before arbitration tribunals. His experience includes matters relating to commercial litigation, banking litigation, oil and gas disputes, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, mass-tort/products liability defense litigation and personal injury and wrongful death defense. Brent’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and mortgage servicers, closely-held business organizations, individuals, trusts and trust beneficiaries. Prior work experience includes being associated with law firms based in Dallas and San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to his litigation experience, Brent has also advised clients in transactional matters concerning real estate sales contract preparation and business organization formation and dissolution agreements.

Educational Background:
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts, 1993

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Summa Cum Laude

University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 1996

Bar Admissions:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Representative Experience

Complex/Commercial Litigation:

  • Financial Institutions:
    • Representation of financial institutions and/or trust companies in litigation initiated by customers and/or trust beneficiaries;
    • Representation of mortgage lenders and/or loan servicers in litigation initiated by borrowers seeking to prevent non-judicial foreclosures and/or seeking damages following the completion of a non-judicial foreclosure sale;
    • Representation of financial institutions in litigation involving Uniform Commercial Code Article 5 Letters of Credit;
    • Representation of financial institutions in binding arbitration proceedings;
    • Representation of creditors in post-judgment collection proceedings, including the initiation of adversary proceedings before the United States Bankruptcy Court;
    • Representation of financial institutions in statutory usury litigation initiated on behalf of customers
    • Representation of parties in receivership litigation
  • Oil and Gas Industry:
    • Representation of oil and gas operators and/or drilling companies in state-court litigation initiated by homeowners asserting claims of alleged contamination of real property;
    • Representation of oil and gas operators and/or drilling companies in federal court and state court litigation initiated by homeowners who have claimed that the operations constitute a nuisance and/or that the operations have caused structural damages to their homes;
    • Representation of both oil and gas companies and individuals in disputes as to the computation and/or payment of accurate royalty payments;
    • Representation of oil and gas operators, drilling companies and/or third-party contractors in wrongful death and personal injury litigation in state court;
  • Sample Complex Litigation:
    • Representation of accounting and auditing firm with respect to negligence claims asserted by third parties claiming reliance upon audit instrument(s);
    • Representation of individuals in disputes involving alleged tortuous interference with current and/or existing contracts and alleged violation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements;
    • Representation of oil and gas company with respect to contract and tort claims associated with vendor supply contract evaluation process;
    • Representation of surety company with respect to the bonding of public works projects on behalf of commercial contractor;
    • Representation of a community-owned hospital in an arbitration proceeding initiated against the publicly-traded hospital management company it relied upon to manage its operations;
    • Representation of Judgment Creditor in collection proceedings following entry of Judgment following jury trial; activities included pleadings before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas and appellate briefing before the Court of Appeals for the Thirteenth Judicial District of Texas;
    • Representation of product manufacturers and/or distributors in state-court wrongful death and/or personal injury litigation;
    • Representation of chemical manufacturers in state court litigation initiated by individuals asserting claims of personal injury and wrongful death;
    • Representation of religious organization in litigation initiated by and/or on behalf of individuals asserting assault and/or personal injury claims;
    • Representation of commodities brokerage firm in state court litigation initiated by customers involving allegations of improper and/or imprudent trading transactions;
    • Representation of parties in commercial litigation disputes with respect to the construction of written agreements and allegations of fraudulent inducement;
    • Representation of parties in complex divorce proceedings involving the division of assets consisting of real estate owned by closely-held business entities/organizations;
    • Representation of a product manufacturer and distributor in class action proceedings initiated on behalf of consumers that proceeded before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas – Corpus Christi Division;
    • Preparation of briefs to Texas intermediate appellate courts and the Texas Supreme Court

Published Opinions:

  • Total E&P USA, Inc. v. Mo-Vac Service Company, Inc. 2012 WL 3612505, Tex.App. Corpus Christi, August 23, 2012 (NO. 13 10 00021 CV, pet. denied);
  • Guerra v. Guerra, 2011 WL 3715051 (Tex.App.– San Antonio, August 24, 2011)
  • Villarreal v. Chesapeake Zapata, L.P., 2009 WL 1956387 (Tex.App.– San Antonio, July 8, 2009);
  • Solis v. International Bank of Commerce, 2009 WL 153813 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, January 22, 2009);
  • In re Mar-Rox, Inc., 2008 WL 1973738 (Tex.App.–Corpus Christi, May 2, 2008); No. 13-08-278-CV; and International Bank of Commerce v. Mar-Rox, Inc., 2008 WL 1973952 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, May 2, 2008);
  • McCarthy v. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 2007 WL 491533 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi, February 15, 2007);
  • In re Estate of Ayala, 19 S.W.3d 477 (Tex.App.– Corpus Christi 2000, no writ)