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Ryan K. McComber Practice Overview

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Mr. McComber is a Partner at Figari + Davenport, LLP whose practice focuses on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation.  As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. McComber has successfully tried cases in both federal and state courts, and successfully represented numerous clients in significant arbitration proceedings.

Mr. McComber represents a diverse group of clients in a broad range of disputes, including contract disputes, TRO and injunctive relief proceedings, health, life, and disability insurance disputes, employment disputes, ERISA, ADA, FLSA, TCPA, and FCRA actions, class actions, oil and gas disputes, product liability and negligence actions, manufacturing disputes, collection matters, banking and financial disputes, as well as construction and property disputes.

Mr. McComber is also active and regularly publishes legal articles in the sports and entertainment industry, where he has represented clients in disputes involving professional sports contracts, advised and assisted collegiate athletes and their parents in navigating the NCAA rules, and advised professional athletes regarding their NFL free-agent contracts.

Mr. McComber’s outstanding work has earned him the recognition and respect of his peers.  Mr. McComber is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Rising Star or a Texas Super Lawyer every-year since 2013.

After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma, Mr. McComber earned his J.D. cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the International Law Review.  Before joining Figari + Davenport, LLP, Mr. McComber practiced law at the international law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Mr. McComber is also active in his community, serving on the Dallas Animal Advisory Commission since 2016. In 2018, Mr. McComber Chaired the Dangerous Dog Ordinance Task Force, which worked to strengthen, revise, and update Dallas’ animal ordinances.

Highlights

  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for national company against claim for breach of contract where plaintiff sought damages of over $1.5 million arising out of a vendor contract.
  • Successfully obtained full defense verdict for national parking company against negligence claims.
  • Successfully obtained both a TRO and two-year injunction against former employee preventing him from using our client’s trade secrets, soliciting our client’s customers, and preventing him from working with our client’s major competitors.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment for national life insurance company against claims for breach of contract and bad faith, where plaintiff sought punitive damages arising out of denial of a life insurance claim.
  • Co-trial counsel for Globex International, Inc. in a suit to recover amounts due under a partnership agreement with a national sports sales and marketing company. Jury returned verdict for Globex in excess of $3.5 million.
  • Successfully representing NBA coach Don Nelson in his suit to recover $6.5 million in earned deferred compensation, which the Dallas Mavericks refused to pay him when he accepted a job as the coach of the Golden State Warriors. As a result of the arbitration proceeding, Nelson was awarded over $7 million in damages, fees, and costs.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for large national title insurer against breach of contract and negligence claims by large national bank. The judgement was affirmed by the Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for former NBA coach Don Nelson against claims for breach of contract and fraud where plaintiff sought damages of over $300,000 arising out of a failed start-up company.
  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for large national bank against claims for Texas Property Code violations where plaintiff sought damages of over $1 million arising out of a non-judicial foreclosure on real property.
  • Successfully prosecuting claims for commercial real estate developer in litigation resulting in the specific performance of a $2 million real estate sales transaction.

Education

  • JD, Southern Methodist University, cum laude, 2003
    Articles Editor, International Law Review, 2002-2003
    Staff Member, International Law Review, 2001-2002
  • BA in Letters, University of Oklahoma, magna cum laude, 2000
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Men's Letzeiser Honor List

Honors

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly, 2016-2019)
  • Member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) 2013 Leadership Class
  • Named a Texas Rising Star (Texas Monthly, 2013 - 2016)
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School Parent's Organization Board Member, 2017-2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • President’s Award of Merit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Animal Advisory Commission Member, City of Dallas, 2016-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing, UNT Dallas College of Law, Spring 2017
  • Revenue Committee Member, 2008 Tom Thumb Breakfast with a Champion

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Pi Alpha, 1998 Journey of Hope Team

Publications / Speaking Engagements