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Valerie G. Henderson

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Valerie Henderson concentrates her practice in commercial disputes, insurance defense, and consumer finance-related litigation.

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Obtained numerous summary judgments and dismissals throughout Texas state and federal courts on behalf of lenders, mortgage servicers, and financial institutions regarding allegations related to standing to foreclose, regulatory issues, alleged servicer errors, and alleged breach of fiduciary duties.

Obtained summary judgments and dismissals on behalf of insurance companies and adjusters in a large number of first-party property claims throughout Texas related to bad faith allegations, statutory violations, and coverage issues.

Successfully handled numerous appeals of final judgments in favor of mortgage servicers and lending institutions before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as various appellate courts in Texas.

Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Henderson represents clients in the areas of financial institutions litigation, business litigation, insurance defense, and consumer finance-related litigation. She has significant experience with insurance defense litigation, including first-party residential and commercial property claims, third-party claims, and flood-insurance related claims throughout Texas. Ms. Henderson has defended numerous cases involving allegations of bad faith, insurance code violations, and coverage issues.

Ms. Henderson also defends mortgage lending and servicing clients in litigation concerning residential mortgage transactions, lending liability, state and federal regulatory compliance, and real estate title issues. She regularly represents financial institutions in litigation related to claims of alleged breach of fiduciary duty, alleged statutory violations, alleged wire fraud, and alleged collection issues.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained numerous summary judgments and dismissals throughout Texas state and federal courts on behalf of lenders, mortgage servicers, and financial institutions regarding allegations related to standing to foreclose, regulatory issues, alleged servicer errors, and alleged breach of fiduciary duties.

  • Obtained summary judgments and dismissals on behalf of insurance companies and adjusters in a large number of first-party property claims throughout Texas related to bad faith allegations, statutory violations, and coverage issues.

  • Successfully defended a financial institution in arbitration against allegations of Texas Debt Collection Act violations as well as other causes of action. Successfully handled a later appeal of the final judgement before the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas.

  • Successfully handled numerous appeals of final judgments in favor of mortgage servicers and lending institutions before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals as well as various appellate courts in Texas.

  • Represented a mortgage loan servicer in a Texas state court jury trial brought by borrowers alleging wrongful foreclosure and other foreclosure related claims.
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – The Junior League of Houston
  • Member – Grace United Methodist Church
  • Board Member – Grace Weekday School

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2011
    • Member – South Texas Law Review
    • South Texas College of Law Moot Court Program
    • Recipient – CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Environmental Law and Legal Research and Writing I
  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A. Management and Marketing, 2008

Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2018

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