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Opposing Counsel in a Federal Case

“It is refreshing to work with an attorney on the other side who not only talks about courtesy, honesty, and professional integrity, but actually practices those principles during litigation.”


Israel Flores, Jr. focuses on consumer, lemon law, and breach of warranty defense. He has represented a variety of clients including, foreign and domestic automobile manufacturers, suppliers, and dealerships, across Texas in state and federal courts.

Israel has a comprehensive understanding of all applicable consumer-related legal principles required to defend his clients in any type of litigation asserting violations of the Magnuson-Moss Act and/or Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, breach of express and implied warranties under the UCC, negligence, and misrepresentation tort claims. He also has experience in litigation arising out of numerous property and personal injury claims stemming from alleged failure of vehicle safety systems, such as airbag litigation, seatbelt litigation, in addition to experience related to seatback performance, roll overs, roof crush, vehicle fires, and crashworthiness.

Over the years, Israel has participated in product and consumer-related multi-district litigation (MDL) in state and federal courts including developing strategies to initiate MDL proceedings, coordinating with opposing counsel to formulate and apply MDL case management orders, overseeing MDL dockets containing hundreds of claims, and closing MDL proceedings. He believes his past experiences and untraditional path to the practice of law in Texas gives his clients an advantage and allows him to effectively assess claims, develop case strategies, conduct discovery with precision focus, and excel during settlement negotiations facilitated by various alternative dispute resolution forums.

Representative Experience

Represent foreign and domestic automobile manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers in all phases of consumer, lemon law and automobile litigation.

Managed extensive case docket involving Speed Control Deactivation Switch Multi-District Litigation in state court.

Coordinated effort to create 6.0L Diesel Engine Multi-District Litigation including negotiating case management order and overseeing resolution of over eighty lawsuits leading to dismissal of the Multi-District Litigation proceeding.

Participated in mass mediation efforts in Federal Multi-District Litigation.

Successfully defended arbitration claims initiated in AAA and JAMS arbitration forums.

Negotiated and successfully settled hundreds of consumer, lemon law, and breach of warranty actions filed in state and federal courts over the past 10 years.

Experience practicing in justice courts and small claims courts.

Obtained summary judgments in various state courts dismissing insurer’s subrogation claims and insured’s personal claims on statute of repose grounds.

Obtained summary judgments in various state courts dismissing insurer’s subrogation claims on economic loss doctrine grounds.

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Education, Admissions & Activities

Education

Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

J.D., 1998

University of Michigan

B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

Texas

2010

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western

Professional and Community Activities

Dallas Bar Association

Languages

Spanish