Jackson Walker partner Len A. Wade served as lead counsel for three specialty physicians and their family entities in a two-week American Health Lawyers Association arbitration, asserting contractual claims, fraud claims, and claims for breach of fiduciary duty. Assisting Len in the arbitration was Arlington litigation attorney David G. Gamble.
The arbitration panel awarded the Jackson Walker clients over $2 million in actual damages, ordered the opposing physician group to reimburse the clients over $1 million in attorney’s fees (100 percent of the requested fees), confirmed the clients’ continued ownership interests in the most valuable practice entities, and denied the opposing side’s request for a “business divorce,” which would have resulted in a much less favorable outcome for the clients.
This successful representation demonstrates Jackson Walker’s experience in alternative dispute resolutions and in serving healthcare clients around the U.S.
Litigation partner Len A. Wade focuses his practice on complex litigation, mediation, and arbitration. Len received training from the Attorney-Mediators Institute in Dallas. He is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators and the Commercial Panel of Neutrals for the American Arbitration Association. Prior to serving as a judge for the 141st District Court for the State of Texas from 2003 to 2009, Len represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal court litigation for 15 years. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Recently, Len was included in the “Top Attorneys” list by 360 West for his work in Arbitration and Mediation.