Jay B. Newton

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Assistant: Kristin Riggins 817.877.1088 jnewton@bwwlaw.com Download vCard

Bourland, Wall, & Wenzel, P.C.
301 Commerce Street, Suite 1500
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Mr. Newton joined the firm as an associate in February 2008. His practice is focused in the areas of business and commercial litigation, probate and trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, employment litigation, general civil litigation, family law litigation and divorce, marital property law, and creditor rights law. Mr. Newton has successfully tried cases to verdict on a number of occasions. He also has extensive experience drafting and negotiating marital and premarital agreements for his clients and effecting the judicial modification of trusts to better suit the needs of his clients.


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Background Information

Experience

  • Trial counsel for family in dispute related to appropriate disposal of decedent’s mortal remains. Obtained a favorable verdict from judge whereby the judge agreed with the family’s request to honor the decedent’s wishes.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment relief for trust and estate beneficiaries against an executor/trustee for theft of funds and other breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Obtained summary judgment relief for numerous commercial creditors seeking to collect on amounts owed by debtors.
  • Assisted with two-week jury trial involving the interpretation and enforcement of a decedent’s will and the administration of the decedent’s multi-million dollar estate.
  • Successfully defended towing company at trial in lawsuit for alleged violations of the Texas Towing and Booting Act.
  • Represented both employers and employees in disputes related to non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Obtained favorable settlements while representing executors and trustees in cases involving breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted by estate and trust beneficiaries.
  • Represented multiple commercial landlords and obtained favorable settlements for amounts owed by defaulting tenants.
  • Successfully prosecuted defendants in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act for misrepresentations made in connection with consumer transactions.
  • Prepared, filed and obtained judgments granting the requested relief in multiple trust modification proceedings.
  • Negotiated and prepared dozens of premarital agreements and marital agreements for clients.

Admissions & Certifications

  • Admitted: 2005, Texas
  • 2010, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Publications

  • Co-author of the seminar article ”Fiduciary Litigation-Presumptions and Burdens of Proof.”

Education

  • B.B.A. Texas Tech University, magna cum laude
  • M.B.A. Texas Tech University
  • J.D. Texas Tech University, magna cum laude