1. Earl Nesbitt

    Mr. Nesbitt has extensive litigation experience representing clients in significant matters including plant explosions, oil field accidents, construction claims involving serious injuries including wrongful death.  His practice has included an array of diverse civil litigation and legal disputes in State and Federal Courts and administrative and civil service proceedings. Legal matters include complex tort and bad faith claims, general contract/business disputes, employment matters, election contests, voting rights, declaratory judgments, covenants not to compete, and trade secret violations, to name just a few.

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Not only is Mr. Nesbitt a veteran litigator, he has extensive knowledge advising clients on regulatory and compliance issues, contractual disputes, collection cases, real estate transactions, creation and structuring business entities, purchase and sale of business entities, structured settlement and lottery transfers and financing and purchase transactions.

As a former Executive Director and General Counsel of National Association of Settlement Purchasers (NASP), Mr. Nesbitt has developed and implemented NASP policies and strategies to educate policy makers, courts, and the public about the secondary market and NASP to advance and protect the interests of NASP.  He was responsible for all legal, legislative, and regulatory matters and representing the association in advocacy efforts in Congress, State Legislatures and other governmental agencies and authorities.

In addition to his seasoned advocacy for clients in wide-ranging industries, he has spent a great deal of time advocating and supporting the City of Coppell, the City of McKinney, and the McKinney Boys & Girls Club as a member of various boards and committees.

When not practicing law, Earl enjoys spending time with his wife, a Dallas County Assistant District Attorney, and his two grown children.

  • B.B.A.: University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • Juris Doctor: Texas Tech University School of Law, 1989
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 1992
  • Recognized as outstanding Pro Bono Lawyer from 1989-2001
  • State of Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • Previously admitted pro hac vice in New York, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and California
  • Presenter at National Association of Settlement Purchasers (2008-2017)
  • Presentations on Houston District Judges, State Bar of Texas, Maricopa County, Arizona Judges
  • Minnesota District Judges (State Conference)
  • Vermont Judges (State Conference)
  • Appeared before legislative committees in approximately 25 States, including Texas on multiple occasions
  • American Bar Association; Business Law Section of the American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas Association of County and District Attorneys

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