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.
- Successfully defended multiple employees against motion for preliminary injunction following four-day preliminary injunction hearing where plaintiff asserted claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duties, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duties, and conspiracy after the employees left their employment with plaintiff to join plaintiff’s alleged competitor.
- 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.
- 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
- Named a Texas Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly, 2016-2021)
- 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
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- Pi Alpha, 1998 Journey of Hope Team
In the News
- ACE Cash Express is “Essential,” Stays Open, Lawsuit Dismissed
- McAfee Can’t Get Injunction in Ex-Worker Trade Secret Tiff
- American Airlines Workers Claim Unions Withheld Equity
- Payday Lender Gets Harassment Case Sent to Arbitration
Publications / Speaking Engagements
- Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19, Summer 2021
- The Impact of Technology and Social Media on the Jury Trial, The University of Oklahoma, Spring 2021
- Protecting the Health and Health Privacy of Professional Athletes, Dallas Bar Association, Spring 2019
- From Blue Chip to Backup: Navigating the NCAA Transfer Rules, Dallas Bar Association, Spring 2018
- Co-author, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice’s Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association, 2017
- You Insured What? Sports & Entertainment Disability Insurance, Dallas Bar Association, Spring 2017
- Co-author, Annual Survey of Texas Law - Texas Civil Procedure, SMU Law Review, 2016
- Negotiating and Enforcing Morality Clauses in Texas, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, January 2016
- Social Media and Litigation, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, North Texas Paralegal Association, Spring 2015
- Mediation Tips and Tricks, Advanced Mediation and Negotiation, El Centro College, Fall 2008
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals