Real Estate Attorney
Wade graduated from Baylor Law School in November 2001 and became licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas in May 2002. Between 2002 and 2008, Wade worked with multiple boutique litigation firms where he continued developing the skills necessary to be an effective practitioner. In 2009, Wade established his own law practice and honed his approach to client representation which is based on the nuances of applying legal authority/precedent, considering the economic realities/financial constraints of dispute resolution, determining the collectability of judgments against his own clients and adverse parties, and communicating effectively with clients, courts, and other attorneys.
Since becoming licensed, Wade has lawyered more than one thousand (1000) cases in formal litigation and represented countless others in legal engagements. These cases have included engagements on behalf of homeowners against lenders and servicers in mortgage disputes where he developed proficiency in mortgage servicing regulations and consumer protection. Through his work in real estate matters, Wade has come to represent investors in a variety of disputes through which he has gleaned knowledge and strategies that benefit existing clients and those referred to him.
Having practiced law for more than twenty (20) years, Wade insists that clients be proactive and anticipatory in considering potential legal (and financial) issues, drafting effective contracts and agreements, thoughtfully structuring business entities and joint ventures, and using trust agreements to meet client objectives regarding judgment liability and tax exposure.
During his career, Wade has handled a variety of engagements that have included the following:
- Civil litigation (regarding tort, contract, and statutory liability for plaintiffs and defendants)
- Contract disputes
- Mortgage servicing disputes
- Foreclosure defense
- Eviction (for both landlords and tenants)
- Property disputes
- Real estate issues
- Criminal charges (DWI, drug offenses, assault, family violence)
- Family law (divorce, child custody)
- Immigration (defense against deportation, applications for affirmative relief)
- Business structuring/formation
Wade was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, the son of a commercial airline pilot and Army brat. After high school, Wade attended Southern Methodist University on a full academic/Air Force ROTC scholarship where he initially aspired to the fields of engineering and medicine. Wade was drawn to more theoretical disciplines and decided to re-focus his career on becoming a lawyer, transferring to the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 1997 with a degree in Economics. After college, Wade worked at a prestigious national law firm before enrolling at Baylor Law School, where he graduated in less than three years, in November 2001. Wade is admitted to practice in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as all state courts in Texas.
Wade’s dearest endeavor is being the father of six children, three sons and three daughters, for whom he dedicates as much time as possible when not practicing law and serving his clients.