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Tara Mason has represented and told the stories of her clients through all aspects of litigation, as well as represented them in commercial business transactions.

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Tara L. Mason

Senior Counsel

T: 713-362-8300     F: 713-362-8302     tmason@feesmith.com

EDUCATION

 

Georgia Tech

B.S. International Affairs, 1992

 

LSU Law School

J.D., 1996

 

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

 

Texas

Louisiana

 

 

PROFESSIONAL

AFFILIATIONS

 

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Louisiana

 

 

LIFE VERSES

 

“He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth…”

Exo. 4:16a

 

“For we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellency may be of God and not of us.”

2 Cor. 4:7

 

 

ARTICLES

 

“Collaboration of Diverse Resources Will Drive Economic Growth For the Future”

Nov 5, 2010

DRI's Diversity Insider

Tara L. Mason is originally from Winter Park, Florida.  She is a graduate of Georgia Tech and LSU Law School.  After practicing law in Louisiana for almost 19 years, she relocated to Houston, Texas in 2015 and is now proud to call Houston home!  She holds licenses to practice law in Louisiana and Texas.

 

Mrs. Mason is most passionate about telling the stories of her clients in such a compelling way that her clients’ stories are ultimately heard and receive the most favorable treatment available to them under the law.  Mastering the art of persuasion allowed Mrs. Mason to be inducted into LSU Law School’s Hall of Fame as a Tullis Moot Court winner.

 

Following her passion, throughout her career, Mrs. Mason has represented and told the stories of her clients through all aspects of litigation, as well as represented them in commercial business transactions.

 

For her clients, Mrs. Mason partners with her clients to keep them informed at every stage of litigation regarding any factual and/or statutory limitations that will impact their bottom line.  This allows her clients to make the best decisions regarding their respective cases, which are consistent with their short and long term goals.  Having worked as outside counsel and as an in-house, staff attorney for a major insurance company, Mrs. Mason understands the importance of maintaining a strategic partnership with her clients by providing timely and thorough information regarding their cases. For her, this partnership is crucial to maintaining strong attorney-client relationships that she values, because that is what her clients value.

 

 

Practice Areas

 

Business law: contracts, business formations, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, by-laws, and non-compete agreements

 

Business litigation: breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, shareholder suppression, residential construction liability, fraudulent transfer of assets, tortious interference, misappropriation, civil theft, conversion, breach of warranty, and unfair competition

 

Insurance defense, 1st and 3rd Party claims

 

Insurance coverage, bad faith/1st Party defense

 

Insurance coverage subrogation/1st Party contractual demands

 

Insurance coverage, indemnity/1st Party contractual demands

 

Self-insured and fleet vehicle defense

 

Commercial General Liability defense

 

Premises Liability defense

 

Products Liability defense

 

 

Court Victories

 

Successfully obtained a defense jury verdict for insured client, which avoided joint and several liability contributions, as well as punitive damages demand of $150K

 

Successfully obtained a zero-jury verdict for commercial insured client on a premises liability $3M claim

 

Successfully maintained a favorable Motion for Summary Judgment ruling for insured client on an appeal, which involved a premises liability dispute

 

Successfully maintained a favorable Motion for Summary Judgment ruling for commercial client on an appeal, which involved a disputed employer-employee relationship

 

Successfully defended insurers on multiple Motions for Summary Judgment regarding wind versus water residential and commercial property damage claims resulting from hurricane catastrophic loss

Information

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info@feesmith.com

 

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