Our Attorneys
Austin Champion
214.225.8885   //     //  

Austin Champion is a business and intellectual property trial attorney in Dallas, Texas. He primarily works with companies and individuals involved in complex, high-stakes business and intellectual property disputes. Austin also advises businesses and entertainers in connection with building, protecting, and enforcing their brands.

Jonathan Hawkins
214.225.8883   //     //  

Jonathan Hawkins is a business and real estate attorney in Dallas, Texas. He primarily works with companies and individuals in connection with corporate governance, corporate transactions, commercial transactions, and real estate transactions. As a former general counsel of a global company, Jonathan also advises businesses on risk management and labor and employment best practices.

Mark Torian
214.225.8886   //     //  

Mark represents plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation disputes heard in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings.  His experience includes cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, civil theft, shareholder derivative rights, partnership breakups, and oil and gas disputes. Mark also prosecutes and defends claims for personal injury or wrongful death, as well as represents individuals and entities in state and federal white-collar criminal investigations conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. Department of Justice.

Mark previously served in the United States Marine Corps, where he was assigned to Diplomatic Security with the U.S. State Department at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.

Gregory Roper
214.225.8884   //     //  

Greg Roper is a real estate attorney in Dallas, Texas. He works with developers, investors, and businesses in connection with the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and development of various types of commercial real estate. Greg also assists with corporate governance and commercial transactions.

Eugene Massad
214.225.8882   //     //  

Eugene Massad is an intellectual property and business trial attorney who works with companies and individuals on a variety of intellectual property and business disputes. Eugene received his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Eugene also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. During law school, Eugene was a pupil in the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Intellectual Property Inn of Court and served on the board of his school’s Intellectual Property Organization. Eugene is also a registered patent attorney with the USPTO.

Andrew Gray
214.225.8887   //     //  

Andrew Gray is a trial attorney representing businesses in complex commercial disputes and labor and employment matters. He received his law degree from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he graduated cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Midwestern State University Dillard College of Business. While pursuing his law degree, Andrew was a member of several trial advocacy teams as part of the SMU Board of Advocates. During this time, he ranked as a Regional Champion, National Semi-Finalist, was awarded the Fred C. Moss Outstanding Graduating Advocate Award, and earned the honor of being inducted into The Order of Barristers, an exclusive honor society reserved for the top 10 advocates of each graduating class. Andrew also served as a Student Chief of the SMU Civil and Consumer Clinic, where he and his team successfully litigated and won his first trial.

Theresa Melia
214.225.0290   //     //  

Theresa is a commercial litigator who specializes in business disputes, white collar defense, investigations, compliance, and international law. She represents clients in connection with a wide variety of complex commercial matters, including high-stakes government investigations, international trade and customs audits, securities violations, breach of director duties, allegations of fraud, environmental law issues, product and manufacturer liability, internal investigations and risk assessment, construction disputes, health care litigation, and infringement of constitutional rights. Theresa also advises businesses on national and global litigation and mitigation strategies to protect their public image.

Thaís Dourado
214.225.0351   //     //  

Thaís Dourado is a business attorney licensed in the state of New York and in Brazil. She primarily represents businesses and individuals in connection with corporate governance and commercial transactions. Thaís received her law school degree from the Universidade Federal de Goiás School of Law in Brazil, holds a post-graduate degree in Tax Planning from the Universidade Federal de Goiás School of Business and Accounting, and a Master of Laws in International Arbitration from the University of Miami School of Law. Thaís speaks Portuguese, English, and Spanish fluently.