Stephen J. Huschka

Associate

E-mail: shuschka@kesslercollins.comDirect Dial: 214.379.0709Direct Fax: 214.373.4714PDF

Education

Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. (2015),
  • Texas A&M Law Review: Managing Editor, 2014 – 2015 
University of Texas, Austin, B.A. (2012)

Stephen is a member of the firm’s litigation group, where he represents clients in complex disputes, trials, and arbitrations. His practice primarily focuses on resolving shareholder, intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract disputes. In this role, Stephen has successfully represented companies, officers, directors, accountants, broker-dealers, and other professionals in venues scattered throughout Texas. He also has experience representing individuals and companies under investigation by governmental agencies.

Stephen joined the firm after serving as a Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Justice Mike Willson of the Eleventh Court of Appeals of Texas and as an extern for the Honorable Jane Boyle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  During this time, Stephen gained invaluable insight into the deliberations of the state and federal judiciary, which his uses to better serve his clients.

Professional Recognitions

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” for business litigation by Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Recognized as “One to Watch” by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, December 2018 

Civic Activity

  • Leadership Class, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, August 2018 – Present
  • Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation, 2018
  • Obtained dismissal of $2.3 million in third-party claims asserted against a real estate services firm that negotiated and obtained more than $460 million in financing to facilitate the purchase of a north-Dallas investment property
  • Obtained a $400,000 summary judgment on behalf of a professional services company in a breach of contract action
  • Obtained an order setting aside a $ 4.1 million judgment entered against a discount brokerage firm
  • Resolved a series of suitability and misrepresentation claims asserted against an associated person for an amount falling beneath FINRA Form U4 and Rule 4530 reporting limits
  • Obtained an order that significantly restricted the scope of a nonparty subpoena served on a forensic engineering and consulting firm
  • Defended companies in a series of business tort and misappropriation of trade secrets lawsuits that were alleged to arise from the recruitment/retention of a competing company’s sales team
  • Successfully defended two separate Rule 202 petitions filed by a company seeking to conduct a pre-suit deposition of its former president in connection with an anticipated breach of fiduciary duty and theft of trade secrets lawsuit
  • Successfully represented an automotive products developer in a large-scale interstate trademark enforcement action
  • Advised a North Carolina company regarding its options to enforce its intellectual property rights against a company located in Austin, Texas
  • Drafted several post-verdict briefs that resulted in a federal judge awarding damages totaling more than twice the amount found by an advisory jury
  • Obtained a favorable resolution of retaliation-based claims that a purported whistleblower brought against its former employer