Biography

Morgan Bufkin is a civil litigator who primarily practices on professional liability matters involving lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, real estate brokers, and other professional clients.

Prior to joining Thompson Coe, Morgan practiced as a civil litigator representing clients in a variety of matters, from business litigation and insurance defense to post-judgment collections and creditors’ rights. Her previous experience in all phases of litigation has shaped her into an aggressive litigator, and having represented both plaintiffs and defendants gives her a competitive advantage in strategizing and anticipating what an opposing side may do. Morgan strives to take a personable and empathetic approach with her clients, as well as to keep her clients fully informed and advised during all stages of litigation. 

Representative Experience

  • Obtained $160,000.00 payment from a debtor while representing his ex-wife in a post-judgment alimony matter due to my vigorous pursuit of the ex-husband
  • Investigated debtor who was on the run and “couch surfed” for 18 months to hide his current location from his creditors, and found and arrested him for contempt of court
  • Obtained summary judgment against con artist who used online dating apps to defraud people out of their money
  • Represented Firearm’s Distribution company in post-judgment collection, and obtained sizable settlement agreement with debtor on behalf of the client.
  • Representation of man who was defrauded by a disreputable collections firm, which resulted in a settlement amount that covered the entire amount owed.
  • Representation of real estate agent who had obtained a judgment from a debtor who was on the run from him. Conducted thorough research and interviews with family members of the debtor, which compelled the debtor to finally appear at our office and produce discovery responses in person.
  • Representation that involved tracking down a debtor actively evading my client’s judgment for years, and who was also hiding from various other creditors. Debtor had no permanent address and “couch surfed” from place to place, only staying somewhere for about a week before moving on. After thorough research and detective work, I found the debtor and had the Constable arrest him and brought before the Judge for contempt, who compelled the debtor to hand-write his discovery responses or else be confined to jail for contempt. 
  • Representation of restaurant supply company against various restaurant owners for non-payment of sold goods in pre- and post-judgment matters.
  • Representation of out-of-state residential complex in domesticating foreign judgment and post-judgment garnishment of debtors’ accounts.
  • Participated and oversaw multiple depositions and mediations in various matters.
  • Conducted mediations with and depositions on opposing parties in various matters

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law  (J.D., 2018)
    • AIPLA Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition – Competitor in American Intellectual Property Law Association’s 44th intellectual property moot court competition
    • Women-in-Law, Dallas Bar Association, Sports & Entertainment Law Association
  • Southern Methodist University  (B.B.A., 2015)
    • University Honors Program Scholar – Top 10% of entering freshman class invited to join the program
    • SMU Pre-Law Scholar
    • Cox BBA Scholar
    • Student Filmmakers’ Association

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2019

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Texas, 2019

Professional and Community Activities

Dallas Young Lawyers Association, Present

Dallas Volunteer Associates Program, May 2016 – Present

Speeches and Presentations

“YouTubers’ Fair Use Triumph…For Now?”, TESLAW: Texas Entertainment Sports Law Journal, published Spring/Summer 2018 edition

Publications

“YouTubers’ Fair Use Triumph…For Now?”, TESLAW: Texas Entertainment Sports Law Journal, published Spring/Summer 2018 edition