Francis & Totusek, L.L.P. has represented the interests of clients in civil litigation matters for more than twenty years. The Firm has represented clients throughout the state of Texas, appearing before courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators and mediators throughout the state. Additionally, the firm has experience advocating the interests of clients outside of Texas, having appeared in cases from California to Puerto Rico.

Although the Firm’s litigation practice is concentrated generally within the broad category of business litigation, the Firm has also represented clients in other types of legal matters including adoptions, personal injury cases, landlord/tenant disputes, temporary restraining orders, eminent domain, and condemnation proceedings. The Firm stands ready to assist clients in civil litigation matters wherever such needs may arise.

Business Litigation

Since its inception in 1994, the core of Francis & Totusek, L.L.P.’s practice is the representation of corporations, companies, partnerships, and individuals in business/commercial matters and disputes. With an undergraduate degree in accounting, Blair Francis has sought to assist clients in such disputes, understanding the financial principles involved in such matters. Through the years, the Firm’s business and commercial litigation practice has involved many different types of representations including the following:

Breach of Contract Disputes

Almost every business or commercial enterprise executes contracts and/or agreements to perform, deliver and/or receive goods and services to enhance the enterprise. Often, these contracts and/or agreements form the basis of a business dispute between the contracting parties. When this occurs, the Firm is able to provide the advice and counsel necessary to work through these issues, whether through negotiation, litigation or alternate forms of dispute resolution.

Creditors’ Rights

Business disputes often arise within the context of a creditor/debtor relationship. The Firm has represented interests of both creditors and debtors through the years, although most of its representations have involved the pursuit of claims on behalf of creditors in the banking and healthcare fields. The Firm has also represented numerous contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry in regard to mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien claims and claims on accounts for goods and services provided.

Business Termination and Separation

Business relationships may deteriorate and result in the termination of a business relationship and/or the separation of partners, venturers or employees. These circumstances may give rise to claims of unfair competition, trade secret abuses, and other breaches of non-competition covenants. The Firm has represented businesses and individuals in the midst of these difficult situations.


Blair G. Francis
Thomas G. Seidler
Mark E. Gannon