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Attorney – Britton D. Monts
Britton Monts, AV rated and recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2006, has been practicing law for 32 years. He has successfully tried and handled cases all over the State of Texas and the United States against some of the largest companies in the nation.
He has extensive experience handling many types of complex lawsuits, including breach of fiduciary duty, class action, employment and oil and gas cases. He has filed and successfully resolved several national class action lawsuits, most involving consumer abuse, and also has tried and settled many death/serious personal injury and employment cases. As part of his commitment to individual rights he has represented victims of SLAPP suits (strategic lawsuits against public participation) to protect First Amendment liberties. He and a colleague tried and successfully settled a landmark case on behalf of a large Hispanic family in South Texas recovering land and money stemming from fraud dating back to the 1940s. It is believed to be the first and only successful lawsuit of its kind. His cases over the years have been varied and many have involved difficult and novel issues. Recently Britton has expanded his practice to represent citizens in cases involving false claims and false tax claims by corporations against the Federal Government and state governments.
Britton has been interviewed many times by the national and local media on legal issues, including:
- The New York Times
- USA Today
- National Public Radio
- Texas Monthly
- The LA Times
- ABC/Dallas affiliate
- The Dallas Morning News
- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine
He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; all state courts in Texas; and has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in courts in New York, Washington, California, Kentucky, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
He is a member of the American Association of Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association.
Britton received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University in 1980 graduating with high honors, and his law degree from SMU in 1984 where he was a member of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce and published two articles on aviation law. In 1988 he was selected the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Midland County in connection with his efforts in establishing a pro bono legal clinic for the poor in that community.