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Cecilia Morgan

Cecilia H. Morgan, Esq.

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Judy Stephenson
T: 214-891-4523
F: 214-720-6010
8401 N. Central Expressway , Suite 610 , Dallas , TX 75225

Since 1991, Ms. Morgan has successfully resolved hundreds of multi-party, complex, high-stake business and commercial matters involving breach of contract, franchise disputes, real property, construction defect, shareholder suits, antitrust, high-tech software disputes, collection, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships/joint ventures, securities and commercial financing and leasing transactions.

Representative Matters

  • Mediated two related cases between bankruptcy trustee and mortgage finance lenders in Chapter 11 proceeding
  • Arbitrated accounting case among architect, engineer, and real estate developer involving disputes on missed construction deadlines and substantial completion on referral from state court based on arbitration provision in the contract
  • Co-mediated dispute between disgruntled shareholder/co-developer of medical device and the company after successful IPO
  • Mediated dispute between regulated utility and contractor over construction charges arising when utility personnel allegedly mismarked the location of the underground utility lines
  • Mediated nine-year-old dispute between family members and a divorcing couple over multi-million dollar properties involving five cases filed in Texas and Louisiana state and federal courts
  • Mediated case between national retailer and their national maintenance company over floor surfacing after several slip-and-fall claims by shoppers
  • Mediated case between trustee for children of deceased truck driver and the life insurance company over alleged suicide nullifying the policy
  • Mediated pre-suit claims between two franchisees and the franchiser over relocation of one franchise into other franchisee's exclusive territory; consulted with the franchiser to increase number of lines carried by complaining franchisee which facilitated the relocation
  • Mediated real estate case during trial between national retail company and lessor over termination of a lease with a continuous operation provision when the national retailer had opened a new location across the street from the old location
  • Mediated cases pending in three states in five different courts between banks, insurance companies and online retailer over multi-million dollar theft of merchandise purchased online
  • Mediated numerous automotive franchise disputes in seven states
  • Mediated several cases between computer service companies and national retailers over multi-million dollar software systems
  • Mediated cases between major telephone service providers and their customers over service and charges
  • Arbitrated real estate foreclosure over 12 pieces of property in two counties between bank and real estate developers of country club lots
  • Arbitrated dispute between major hospital corporation and medical director over termination of contracts
  • Mediated dispute between major hospital corporation and major doctor group over covenants not to compete
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2004-2015); Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. Board (2010-2012)
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (1992 - present); Life Patron Fellow, Dallas Bar Assoc. Foundation (member, 1991-present)
  • Fellow (2012-present), 5th Circuit Credentials Committee member (2016), College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • Member, American Bar Assoc., State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Assoc., and Plano Bar Assoc.
  • Member (1991-present), Immediate Past Chair (2008-2009), Chair (2007-2008), Chair Elect (2006-2007), Treasurer (2004-2006) and Council Member (2003-2009), State Bar of Texas ADR Section
  • State Bar of Texas ADR Section Representative to Texas Mediator Credentialing Assoc. (2009-2012)
  • Council Member (2005-2012), Vice Chair (2010), Chairman (2011), Immediate Past Chair (2012), Dallas Bar Assoc. Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section (2014-2016)
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law (Spring, 2013; Spring, 2014; Spring 2015; Spring 2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rated since 1988
  • A former commercial litigator, Ms. Morgan has tried and argued cases from the trial courts to the Texas Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Negotiation, mediation, and advanced mediation courses, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, 1991-2010
  • Mediation and negotiation courses, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Introduction to International Arbitration, 2012
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • National Order of Barristers
  • B.A., (Mass Communications), Abilene Christian University 
  • Extensive travel with two trips around the world including one in 2013 covering ten countries in 73 days; has traveled five continents and is culturally sensitive to many different customs and religions

Counsel Comments

    Texas Bar Card #10199300

    "As an ADR professional, I seek the challenge of assisting adversarial parties in facilitating their negotiations to create innovative solutions, as well as evaluating their cases when necessary."

    Justice Frank G. Evans Award for Outstanding Contribution to Texas ADR, State Bar of Texas ADR Section, 2010 

    Best Lawyer in Dallas, Alternative Dispute Resolution, D Magazine, 2013-2016 

    Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, 2012-2015

    Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017

    Best Lawyer in Dallas/Fort Worth, Arbitration Category, Texas' Best Lawyers, 2017

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