Our Team

 
 

MANAGING ATTORNEY

James Creedon

As an intellectual property attorney, James sees his role as being a part of the creative process. The best parts of humanity show themselves when we innovate, and his job is to provide the tools to bring ideas to life. Whether it is a novel, a craft beer, or a rocket engine, he wants to learn everything about it and be part of the team that makes it happen.

James believes passionately in the power of ideas. Ideas challenge and push people to test limits, ultimately leading to change that betters lives. Ideas took him from riding freight trains across country to watching the sunrise from Mount Kilimanjaro. Ranger School, the New York City marathon, jumping out of planes — James has always pushed past boundaries. His passion for ideas has taken him across the globe from volunteering on a Guatemalan coffee plantation to camping 200 feet above the ground in the redwood forest. 

James and his family are committed to supporting their community. He has served in the United States Army for over a decade as an officer in Information Operations, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and the Infantry.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger Schools, and he holds an active security clearance. He is happily married to his wife Eliza, who worked in investment banking in New York City before switching careers to work as a Registered Nurse at a Level One Trauma Center. They have two children.

    EDUCATION

        Fordham Law School
          Juris Doctor

        City University of New York
          B.A., Comparative Religion

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

        College of the State Bar of Texas
        Dallas Bar Association
        Collin County Bar Association
        Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
        Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
        National Cannabis Bar Association


    ACTIVITIES

        Barrister — Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
        Volunteer Attorney — Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
        Entrepreneur Mentor — The WERX, McKinney, TX
        Member — McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board (2015 - 2017)
        Member — Criminal Justice Act Panels for the Northern District of Texas & Eastern District of Texas
        Chair — Collin County Bar Association Law Practice Management Section (2016 - 2017)
        Member — Trademark Committee, Intellectual Property Section, State Bar of Texas
        Member — CLE Committee, Dallas Bar Association
        Member — Association of the United States Army

    BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

        State Bar of Texas
        State Bar of New York

        Texas State Courts
        All Texas Federal District Courts
        Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

    AWARDS

        D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2017

        SuperLawyers Texas Rising Star, 2017 - 2018 (a Thomson Reuters service)



 

Managing Attorney

Daniel Correa

Daniel's practice focuses on civil appeals, business and commercial litigation, as well as construction law. His experience includes complex litigation cases involving environmental and toxic torts, breaches of contract, products and premises liability, governmental liability, and general insurance defense.

    EDUCATION

        New York University School of Law
          L.L.M.

        Oklahoma City University School of Law
          J.D., summa cum laude, first in his class

        University of California, Los Angeles
          B.A., American Literature and Culture

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

        State Bar of Texas
        Dallas Bar Association
        Dallas Young Lawyers Association
        Collin County Bar Association
        Frisco Chamber of Commerce
        Defense Research Institute


    ACTIVITIES

        Adjunct Professor — University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law

    PUBLICATIONS

        A Reasonable Person Believes What Is Plausible: City of Dallas v. Sanchez and Rule 91a’s Factual Plausibility Standard, 49 Texas Tech Law Review, forthcoming (2017)

        Contingent Fee Contract Remedies Under Texas Law-How and When Suing a Former Client May Protect Her Best Interest, 57 South Texas Law Review 121 (2016)

        Civil Dissent by Obedience and Disobedience: Exploiting the Gap Between Official Rules and Societal Norms/Expectations, Washington University School of Law Jurisprudence Review 219 (2016)

        Texas Civil Procedure Rule 202 Through the Personal Jurisdiction Looking Glass, 34 Rev. Lit. 213 (2015)

        Taking Democracy Seriously: Toward a Jury-Centered Jurisprudence, 22 Va. J. Soc. Pol’y & L. 307 (2015)

        Racism & Equality: A Tale of Two Concepts, Defense Research Institute (February 5, 2015)

        Choice of Law and Actual Cause, Texas Lawyer (January 26, 2015)

        Liberty vs. Reciprocal Fairness: A Principled Approach to Personal Jurisdiction, Defense Research Institute (November 2014)

        Reciprocity Interest in Political Affiliation: Redefining the Political Community to Attain Just Principles in Immigration Reform, 14 Harvard Latino Law Review 67 (2011)

        Neuro prudence: Using Neuroscience to Debunk Positivism ‘s Separation Thesis and Create a Niche for Naturalism in our Positive Laws, 10 J. Juris 487 (2011)

        Daniel received mention in the following article for his research and editing: The Honorable Robert H. Henry, Madison Lecture: Living our Traditions , N.Y.U. L. Rev. 673 (2011)

        Daniel received mention in the following article for his research assistance: Marc Jonathan Blitz, Freedom of Thought for the Extended Mind: Cognitive Enhancement and the Constitution, 2010 Wis. L. Rev. 1049 (2010)

    BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

        State Bar of Texas

        Texas State Courts
        U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
        U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

    AWARDS

        Berry Opala Outstanding Graduate Award

        Order of the Barristers




 

Of COUNSEL

Kathy Van Every

Before entering private practice, Kathy was the Vice President and General Counsel of a $2.2B defense contractor where she handled a broad range of complex legal and business issues. Her career also encompassed leading and managing contracts and subcontracts professionals and pricing. A successful and diverse career with Fortune 50, mid-sized aerospace, and defense companies enables her to bring a breadth of comprehensive knowledge and experience to our clients.

    EDUCATION

        Rutgers University School of Law
          Juris Doctor with Honors

        Webster University
          M.B.A. with Distinction

        California State University at Long Beach
          B.S., Finance

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

        College of the State Bar of Texas
        State Bar of Texas
        Dallas Bar Association
        Collin County Bar Association
        American Bar Association
        Association of Corporate Counsel
        Frisco Chamber of Commerce


    ACTIVITIES

        Adjunct Professor for Business Law and Contracts — Texas A&M Commerce
        Volunteer Attorney — Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Legal Aid
        Member — Advisory Team for Inspired STEPS, Inc., a 501(c)(3)

    BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

        State Bar of Texas
        State Bar of Pennsylvania
        Qualified Texas Court Appointed Mediator

        Texas State Courts
        Northern District of Texas
        Eastern District of Texas
        Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
        Federal Court of Appeals
        United States Supreme Court
        United States Court of International Trade
 

 

Of COUNSEL

Tod Mongan

Tod focuses on corporate law, with deep experience in complex corporate issues including formation, funding, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources. He has worked for both public and privately held companies, in domestic and international settings, and has managed local, state, and federal regulations.

Tod has worked with numerous corporate law firms, as well as serving as general counsel for two technology corporations leading their fields. As Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Carreker Corporation (now Fiserv), Tod managed Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, governance, auditing, securities, and employment issues.

As Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for BancTec, Inc., Tod was part of the senior management team and was responsible for legal, facilities, acquisitions, SEC, and human resources issues.

    EDUCATION

        Golden Gate University School of Law
          Juris Doctor

        University of Toledo
          M.S., Engineering (Computer Science)

        University of Toledo
          B.S., Mathematics

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

        State Bar of Texas
        
        
        
        
        
        


    ACTIVITIES

        North Texas Angel Network
        Board of Advisors — The WERX, McKinney, TX
        Mentor — LaunchPad City, Frisco, TX

    BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

        State Bar of Texas

        Texas State Courts