SERVICE AREAS

Appellate
Commercial Litigation
Financial Institutions
Real Estate

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2003
  1. Texas International Law Journal, Executive Editor
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., B.A., 1999

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas

SUPPORT STAFF

Wynne Bredlow
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 214.651.4602
E: wynne.bredlow@strasburger.com

Jadd F. Masso

Partner

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, Texas 75202
T: 214.651.4716
F: 214.659.4185
E: jadd.masso@strasburger.com

    
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Jadd F. Masso is a trial and appellate litigator. After prevailing in two trials as a young attorney, Jadd represented his clients on appeal when his opponents sought to overturn the verdicts. He was successful in both appeals and found that he enjoyed the intellectual rigor of the appellate process. Since then, Jadd has served as lead counsel in more than 40 appeals in state and federal courts. Like most appellate attorneys, Jadd is something of a generalist and has worked on cases involving everything from personal injuries to real estate fraud. He also works with the firm’s litigation section by providing assistance with trial strategy, complex procedural matters, dispositive motions, jury charge issues, and preservation of error. Jadd’s advocacy before the trial court frequently results in the elimination or reduction of claims submitted to the jury.  If an appeal is necessary, Jadd’s involvement at trial results in a seamless transition from trial to appeal.

In addition to appellate matters, Jadd maintains a trial practice focusing on business, financial, and real estate-related disputes.

Jadd is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

  • Reversal in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of a district court ruling interpreting FDIC loss-share agreements with financial institutions to create partnership duties.
  • Reversal on interlocutory appeal of injunction against a financial institution in a $10 million real estate dispute with a developer involving claims of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Successful mandamus action to prevent disclosure of trade-secret information in litigation between product manufacturers.
  • Reversal on appeal of judgment against a commercial landlord in dispute with a tenant. At trial after remand, obtained jury verdict in favor of our client.
  • Reversal on appeal of trial court orders refusing to send cases to arbitration pursuant to contractual arbitration agreements.
  • Jury verdict in favor of real estate investors in a breach of contract, fraud, and land title dispute.
  • Trial verdict in bankruptcy court in favor of a national financial institution for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Dismissal of a Maryland-based manufacturer of computerized point-of-sale systems from a negligence and deceptive trade practices suit brought against it by a Texas-based restaurant chain. Affirmance of trial court victory on appeal.
  • Representation of banks and other financial institutions in complex collection, fraud, and lender liability litigation.
  • Representation of commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes.
  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar College
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow
  • Panelist, The Unstable Pro-Se Civil Litigant: Strategies for Ethically Dealing with the Difficult Unrepresented Plaintiff, American Bar Association – Judicial Division (July 2015)
  • In re Privilege: Preserving, Asserting, and Challenging Privilege, Dallas Bar Association – Appellate Section (March 2014)
  • Client Management, Flower Mound Bar Association (February 2014)
  • 2014 State and Federal Procedure Update, Strasburger CLE Program (January 2014)
  • Moderator. Appeals and Ethics Panel, Dallas and Tarrant County Bar Associations Joint Appellate Seminar (October 2013)
  • New Texas Rules on Motions to Dismiss and Expedited Cases, Strasburger CLE Program (January 2013)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (2009-2017)

Jadd F. Masso is a trial and appellate litigator. After prevailing in two trials as a young attorney, Jadd represented his clients on appeal when his opponents sought to overturn the verdicts. He was successful in both appeals and found that he enjoyed the intellectual rigor of the appellate process. Since then, Jadd has served as lead counsel in more than 40 appeals in state and federal courts. Like most appellate attorneys, Jadd is something of a generalist and has worked on cases involving everything from personal injuries to real estate fraud. He also works with the firm’s litigation section by providing assistance with trial strategy, complex procedural matters, dispositive motions, jury charge issues, and preservation of error. Jadd’s advocacy before the trial court frequently results in the elimination or reduction of claims submitted to the jury.  If an appeal is necessary, Jadd’s involvement at trial results in a seamless transition from trial to appeal.

In addition to appellate matters, Jadd maintains a trial practice focusing on business, financial, and real estate-related disputes.

Jadd is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

  • Reversal in the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals of a district court ruling interpreting FDIC loss-share agreements with financial institutions to create partnership duties.
  • Reversal on interlocutory appeal of injunction against a financial institution in a $10 million real estate dispute with a developer involving claims of fraud and breach of contract.
  • Successful mandamus action to prevent disclosure of trade-secret information in litigation between product manufacturers.
  • Reversal on appeal of judgment against a commercial landlord in dispute with a tenant. At trial after remand, obtained jury verdict in favor of our client.
  • Reversal on appeal of trial court orders refusing to send cases to arbitration pursuant to contractual arbitration agreements.
  • Jury verdict in favor of real estate investors in a breach of contract, fraud, and land title dispute.
  • Trial verdict in bankruptcy court in favor of a national financial institution for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Dismissal of a Maryland-based manufacturer of computerized point-of-sale systems from a negligence and deceptive trade practices suit brought against it by a Texas-based restaurant chain. Affirmance of trial court victory on appeal.
  • Representation of banks and other financial institutions in complex collection, fraud, and lender liability litigation.
  • Representation of commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes.

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar College
  1. Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  1. Fellow

PRESENTATIONS

  • Panelist, The Unstable Pro-Se Civil Litigant: Strategies for Ethically Dealing with the Difficult Unrepresented Plaintiff, American Bar Association – Judicial Division (July 2015)
  • In re Privilege: Preserving, Asserting, and Challenging Privilege, Dallas Bar Association – Appellate Section (March 2014)
  • Client Management, Flower Mound Bar Association (February 2014)
  • 2014 State and Federal Procedure Update, Strasburger CLE Program (January 2014)
  • Moderator. Appeals and Ethics Panel, Dallas and Tarrant County Bar Associations Joint Appellate Seminar (October 2013)
  • New Texas Rules on Motions to Dismiss and Expedited Cases, Strasburger CLE Program (January 2013)

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HONORS

  • Named Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (2009-2017)
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