Murad Salim’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer financial services litigation in state and federal courts. He has extensive experience representing mortgage servicers and lenders in a wide variety of litigated matters including actions for fraud, wrongful foreclosure, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, negligence, and breach of contract. He represents automobile finance companies and financial institutions such as national and state banks, consumer finance companies, credit card issuers, credit unions, thrifts, mortgage banks and lenders, mortgage loan servicers and issuers, and other consumer financial services providers in litigation and arbitration, with a primary focus on defending mortgage lenders and loan servicers in lender liability actions.
During law school, Murad clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Texas in Dallas.
- Defended mortgage loan servicer in state court against claims for negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, and alleged violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, settling for significantly less than the cost of drafting a dispositive motion.
- Defended mortgage loan servicer in federal court against a claim to quiet title due to alleged lapsing of the statute of limitations, successfully resulting in dismissal with prejudice on summary judgment.
- Defended mortgage loan servicer in state court against claims for breach of contract, trespass to try title, and alleged violations of the Texas Property Code, drafting the motion for summary judgment and representing the servicer on appeal.