Tomas Enrique Alarcon
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
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Tomas Alarcon is part of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Disputes group.
A skilled litigator with experience on both sides of the bar, Tomas focuses on business disputes and is a go-to lawyer in the firm for high-exposure personal injury litigation. He has extensive experience managing the day-to-day aspects of a diverse range of matters and has appeared in federal and state courts across all of Texas.
With a client-centric approach, Tomas has represented small businesses to some of the largest companies in the world, and their directors and officers, from various sectors, such as technology, transportation, retail, hospitality, health care, insurance, and energy. Fluent in Spanish, he has also represented Latin American companies and foreign nationals in U.S. litigation.
Prior to law school Tomas worked as a social worker and Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations, the principal investigate arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When he's not working, Tomas enjoys comedy shows, working on with his vintage SL Mercedes, and spending time in with his family. He also enjoys jokingly telling his physician wife that lawyers are more important than medical professionals.
J.D., Southern University Law Center, magna cum laude
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
In law school, Tomas was a teaching assistant in Contracts, Sales and Leases, and Criminal Law. Additionally,Tomas was a summer clerk for the Hon. Fredericka Wicker at the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.
- Texas State Bar
- After a med-mal plaintiff failed to serve an expert report, he successfully moved to dismiss his client and collected $1,400 in attorney's fees from the plaintiff. (Jan. 2020)
- Retained by the excess insurer to appear as co-counsel in two separately filed but related suits and quickly modified the litigation strategy to force combining the two suits. (Dec. 2019)
- Effectively convinced a pro se plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss his clients because they were not related to the litigation. (Oct. 2019)
- Successfully argued to prevent the deposition of his client, a non-party insurance agent, in a potential failure to procure insurance coverage action. (June 2019)
- Negotiated a settlement for pennies on the dollar while ensuring his client was not impleaded as a third-party defendant. (March 2019)
- Prevented the enforcement of a defective subpoena against a non-party in a breach of contract case. (March 2019)
- Took control of a dormant DTPA/insurance code lawsuit on the verge of dismissal for failure to state a claim and secured a very favorable settlement less than a year later. (April 2018)
- Federal procedure motion practice commended by opposing counsel after successfully arguing to strike opponent's affirmative defenses for being untimely pled. (May 2017)
- Two jury trials (one settled after voir dire).
- Considerable discovery motion practice and hearing experience before state and federal district courts across Texas. (on-going)
- Serves as defense counsel to commercial fleet operators and commercial carriers in wrongful death and personal injury actions. (on-going)
- Serves a co-monitoring counsel in multi-party commercial disputes involving oil and gas explosions and firearms sales litigation. (on-going)
- State Bar of Texas, and member of the Litigation Section and Antitrust and Business Litigation Section
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
Tomas also volunteers for the Equality Committee DISD Mentoring Program, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, DISD Career Day, and as a high school mock trial judge, as his schedule allows.