Monte L. SwearengenMonte L. Swearengen

Phone: 512-482-0061
Email: Monte.Swearengen@graybecker.com

Background:

  • Represents municipalities, counties, corporations, closely held businesses, and individuals in civil litigation.
  • Practice focuses on complex litigation, family law matters, and extensive appellate practice.
  • Represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil rights litigation, including class actions.

Notables:

  • Extensive experience in state and federal courts.
  • Practiced before the Texas Supreme Court.
  • Licensed to practice in the Fifth Circuit.
  • Former Chair of Planning and Zoning Advisory Board for Webberville, Texas.
  • Former Director, Webberville Economic Development Corporation.
  • Former Mayor Pro Tem, Webberville, Texas.

Representative Experience:

  • Successfully represented newly incorporated municipality defeating a challenge to the legality of the incorporation.
  • Successfully represented corporate shareholders bringing suits for breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Successfully represented law enforcement officers defeating allegations of civil rights violations.
  • Successfully represented an elected official defeating an election challenge.
  • Extensive appellate practice.
  • Successfully defended award of attorney’s fees in asbestos class action.
  • Successfully represented civil service commission in defeating appeal of decisions rendered.
  • Successfully appealed jury verdict against a municipality brought by an individual trying to recover community impact fees.
  • Represented a non-profit corporation holding state mandate to operate program through which disabled Texans provide goods and services to state and local governments.
  • Represented a foreign national in complex divorce action.
  • Successfully represented corporation in shareholder derivative suit.

Areas of Practice

  • Governmental Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court Western District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor Jurisprudence – 1989
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude – 1985

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Planning and Zoning Advisory Board for Webberville, Texas, Formerly Chair

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director, Webberville Economic Development Corporation
  • Village Commissioner, Place One, Webberville, Texas