Scott E. Hayes

Scott E. Hayes

Dallas, Texas

Mr. Hayes is actively engaged in the practice of commercial litigation and has tried numerous cases. His practice areas include:

• Contractual disputes of all types, including breach of contract, interference with contract, and fraud
• Trade secrets
• Real estate and landlord-tenant litigation
• Creditors' rights and collection matters
• Post-employment restrictions -- covenants not to compete
• Prosecuting and defending claims brought under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act ("DTPA")
• Transportation Law

The publisher of Texas Monthly magazine has named Mr. Hayes as a Texas Super Lawyer and previously as a 40 and Under Texas Super Lawyer.

Before joining the Firm, Mr. Hayes was the law clerk to the Honorable Joe Burnett of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas (1989-1990).

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Trade secrets
  • Real Estate and Landlord-Tenant Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights and Collection Matters
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act (
  • Post-employment Restrictions
  • Transportation Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1989


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 1989
    • Law Review: Texas International Law Journal, Articles Editor and Member, 1987 - 1989
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 1986
    • Honors: With Honors

Published Works

  • Antidumping and Countervailing Duties - Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 - 19 U.S.C. 1677 (7)(c)(iv), Mandates Use of Cross-cumulation Standard, 23 Texas International Law Journal 505, 1988

Representative Cases

  • Lauri Smith and Howard Smith v. Patrick W.Y. Tam Trust, Cause No. 07-0970
  • EIX, Inc. and Saeed Moradi v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Cause No. 14-08-00042-CV

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Lawyer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Court of Appeals, Fifth District of Texas, Briefing Attorney, 1989 - 1990
  • Honorable Joe Burnett of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas, Law Clerk