CONTACT INFORMATION

 

2101 Cedar Springs Rd, Suite 1540

Dallas, Texas 75201
Office: (214) 329-1846
Fax (214) 329-4076
jpettit@pettitfirm.com

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008

  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 2005

 

ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

 

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Founding Partner

Always an entrepreneur, Julie Pettit began her real estate career when she bought and sold 50 investment properties to fund her law school education. Julie is the founder of The Pettit Law Firm, where she focuses her practice in real estate litigation, real estate transactions, business disputes, and consumer law.

 

Julie’s courtroom success, combined with her knowledge of real estate lending and servicing regulations, makes her uniquely qualified to litigate large, complex, real estate disputes.

Julie graduated from Texas A&M University in the top 1% of her class with a Bachelor’s degree in communication and professional writing. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and graduated Cum Laude.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained $4.2 Million fraud and breach of fiduciary duty judgment against LegacyTexas Bank​ 

  • Obtained a jury verdict with $500,000 in punitive damages against a reverse mortgage lender

  • Obtained arbitration award against oil and gas executives for $983,000  for negligent misrepresentation

  • Obtained directed verdict on six-figure construction defect case

  • Represents homeowners against lenders, and mortgage servicers in residential mortgage disputes involving the Dodd Frank mortgage servicing regulations, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), unfair and deceptive acts and practices statutes, the home equity provisions of the Texas Constitution, and other lending and servicing errors

  • Handles a wide range of civil lawsuits, including construction defect, business contract disputes, partnership disputes, fraud, and negligence

  • Represents lenders and servicers in protecting assets during foreclosure, litigation, and bankruptcy

SPEECHES/PRESENTATIONS

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  • October 8, 2019 | Dedman School of Law, Real Estate Law Association | Real Estate: A Diverse World of Law |

  • September 24, 2019 | Dallas Association of Young Lawyers | SLAPP Update

  • August 13, 2019 | Dallas Bar Association Business Litigation Section | The Legislature SLAPPs Back:  Anti-SLAPP Practice After the 2019 Amendments 

  • April 9, 2019 | Mac Taylor Inn of Court | Anti-SLAPP Litigation in Texas 

  • July 14, 2018 | State Bar of Texas | Advanced Real Estate CLE | Hot Topics in Real Estate

  • April 15, 2018 | Business Development Panel | DAYL and DWLA Womens' Mentoring Circles

  • August 23, 2017 | Dallas Association of Young Lawyers | How to Effectively Network with the Judiciary

  • August 11, 2017 | Keynote Presentation | Leadership | Dallas Bar Association Clerk Coordinator Seminar

  • January 17, 2017 | Texas Association of Mediators & Dallas Bar Association ADR Section | Settlement Strategies in Complex Cases

  • November 14, 2016 | Dallas Bar Association | Real Property Law Section | Botched Real Estate Transactions – Tips from the Bench and the Bar to Avoid the Courthouse

  • February 8, 2016 | DFW Real Estate Investors Club | Protecting Your Real Estate Assets

  • September 24, 2015 | State Bar of Texas | Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law CLE | Game of Homes: Litigating Under the CFPB Mortgage Origination and Servicing Rules

  • June 16, 2015 | Dallas Bar Association | Business Litigation Section | Injunctive Relief in State and Federal Court

  • February 7, 2015 | College of Complexes | When The Left One Doesn’t Know What The Right One Is Doing: Why Judges Should Have A “Hand” In Texas Foreclosure Proceedings

  • January 13, 2015 | Dallas Real Estate Investment Association | Valid Evictions: Streamlining the Eviction Process for Lenders and Investors in Texas

  • November 12, 2014 | Presentation to the Travis County Civil Judges | Expedited Rules of Foreclosure

  • September 12, 2014 | State Bar of Texas | Advanced Consumer & Commercial Law CLE | Expedited Rules of Foreclosure

  • September 4, 2014 | Roddy Real Estate Club | Protect Your Assets: CFPB, Foreclosures, and Evictions

  • May 9, 2014 | Texas College for Judicial Studies | Residential Foreclosures: From Notice to Enforcement

  • January 26, 2014 | Texas Real Estate Investor Expo | Foreclosures and Evictions Under CFPB

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association | Counseling Real Estate Clients Looking to Invest in QOZs | Volume 44, No. 8, August 2019

COMMUNITY

  • Trial Skills Section, Dallas Bar Association, Director, 2019

  • Mentoring Circles Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016-present

  • Dallas Women Lawyer’s Association, Director, 2015-present

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Trial Skills Boot Camp Committee, 2014-present

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-present

  • Dallas Bar Association, Ambassador, 2017-present

  • Dallas Bar Association, Bench Bar Conference Committee, 2018-present

  • Dallas Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 2018-present

  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2017-present

  • DAYL Foundation, Lifetime Fellow, 2016-present

  • Barrister, William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, 2016-present

  • HOA Board Member, W Hotel and Residences, Dallas , 2015-2018

  • Mentor, Mercy Street, 2013-present

  • Founder, Project Mom, 2009-present

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Obtained the largest Consumer Fraud, FDCPA Violation, Debt Collection jury award in Texas in 2018, as reported by TopVerdict.com (Finance of America Reverse L.L.C., et al. v. Hopken)

  • Obtained second largest fraud verdict in Texas for 2018, as reported by TexasLawyer (Imel v. LegacyTexas Bank, NA and Energy Reserves Group)

  • Obtained 56th largest verdict in Texas for 2018, as reported by TopVerdict.com (Finance of America Reverse L.L.C., et al. v. Hopken)

  • Outstanding Young Lawyer in America, First Runner Up, American Bar Association, 2018

  • Texas' Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2017

  • Dallas' Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2017

  • Best Lawyers Under 40, D Magazine (2018, 2019)Top

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • “Rising Star” in the Texas Super Lawyer edition of Texas Monthly (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

By Thomson Reuters

CONTACT US

 The Pettit Law Firm
2101 Cedar Springs Rd, Suite 1540
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214.329.0151
Fax: 214.329.4076

 

 

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