Attorney Profile

Hamilton P. Lindley

Hamilton Lindley

Deans & Lyons, LLP
325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

Dallas

Texas (TX)

214-736-7861
214-965-8505
Industry Groups: Business Litigation, Class Actions, Securities Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense

Selections

Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2014

Selected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Practice Areas

Securities Litigation

Business Litigation

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Profile

An attorney at the Dallas-based litigation firm Deans & Lyons, Hamilton P. Lindley focuses primarily on securities litigation and complex business litigation cases, including real estate issues, class actions and shareholder disputes. He also provides compassionate representation to injured clients in personal injury cases. A diverse litigator who has fostered an international client base, Mr. Lindley consistently ensures that all clients receive the personal attention and effective representation they deserve.

Mr. Lindley has been named as one of "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine.  He has also been named as Texas Super Lawyer - Rising Star by Law and Politics magazine.

Mr. Lindley assists clients throughout Dallas and the surrounding areas. He is licensed to practice law before all state and federal courts of Texas, the United States Bankruptcy Court, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana and Northern District of Illinois, the United States Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th and federal circuits, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 2000, Mr. Lindley completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, graduating with distinction. He went on to obtain his Juris Doctor with distinction from Baylor Law School in 2004. Since then, he has been involved in litigation and derivative litigation involving high-exposure corporations such as Enron, JPMorgan Chase, Petco, First BanCorp and Cablevision.

In addition to his successful litigation practice, Mr. Lindley has developed a presence in his legal community. Mr. Lindley has been elected president of the Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He has published articles on securities litigation. He has also served as a moderator and panelist for several seminars for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and he helps shape the association's curriculum for up-and-coming lawyers.

International Locations

Countries: United Kingdom


About Hamilton Lindley

Law School: Baylor Law School

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.deanslyons.com/Attorneys/Hamilton-P-Lindley.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Federal Bar Association of Dallas, 2014
  • Executive Committee Member, Federal Bar Association of Dallas, 2009
  • Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2009
  • Chair, Social Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2009
  • Chair, Judiciary Committee -- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2009
  • Member, Securities Section, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas, 2004
  • Barrister, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court
  • Secretary, Dallas Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Dallas Federal Bar Association
  • President-Elect, Dallas Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Co-Chair, Lawyers Influencing Students to Achieve, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Co-Chair, CLE & Professionalism Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Awards and Subgrants Team, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
  • State Chairman, Republican Caucus, American Association for Justice
  • Chair, Lawyers Influencing Students to Achieve, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Chair, CLE and Professionalism Committee, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • As a member of the DAYL Leadership Class, I started a program to fund the Dallas ISD with school supplies. I was shocked to find that teachers spend an average of $500 per year to buy fundamental supplies for the classroom. So I teamed DAYL up with the DISD to form a teacher registry -- similar to a gift registry at Target or Crate & Barrel. To fund the teacher registry, we are holding DAYLympics – a field day for DISD. This event has been very successful in raising funds for the DISD teachers., 2007

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • This article explains the impact of the Tellabs decision in pleading scienter for securities fraud class actions. , Author, What They Knew and When They Knew It: Pleading Scienter After Tellabs, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Securities Litigation, 2008
  • This article analyzes the securities class action landscape in the Fifth Circuit after Oscar Private Equity Investments., Author, Class Certification in the Fifth Circuit after Oscar, 35 Securities Regulation Law Journal 382, Securities Litigation, 2007
  • This article analyzes how a plaintiff must plead "fraud on the market" in the aftermath of two important Fifth Circuit opinions in securities class actions. , Author, Proving Fraud on the Market in the Fifth Circuit, Baylor Law Review, TexSupp, Securities Litigation, 2007
  • Pleading Scienter After Tellabs, 32 Dallas Bar Association Head notes, February 1, 2008 - Present
  • Moderator, Federal Judges Discuss Tips for Effective Advocacy & Practice, Federal Bar Association, 2013 - Present
  • Panelist, What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know About Third-Party Discovery, 2012 - Present
  • Panelist, What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know About Complaints, Petitions, Motions to Dismiss, Special Exceptions, Pleas in Abatement and other Initial Pleadings, 2011 - Present
  • Moderator, What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know about Summary Judgment, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers,, 2010 - Present
  • Moderator, What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know about Legal Writing, 2010 - Present
  • Moderator, What Every Young Lawyer Should Know About Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2009 - Present
  • Moderator, Dallas Judges Discuss Do's and Don'ts of Discovery, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, July 24, 2008 - Present

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Obtained reversal of trial court ruling denying class certification in securities fraud action.  The opinion was written by Justice O'Conner.  Alaska Electrical Pension Fund et al v. Flowserve Corp. et al, case number 07-11303, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit., 2009
  • Represented plaintiffs in In re Affiliated Computer Services Derivative Litigation in federal court.  This was a securities, stock options backdating case.  We obtained a $30 million payment back to the company for illegal backdating by the officers and directors of the company. , 2009
  • Represented plaintiffs before Texas Supreme Court in landmark derivative action.  In re Harold Schmitz, Cause No. 07-0581, in the Supreme Court of Texas. , 2008
  • Represented plaintiffs in Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Brown, et al. This was a derivative suit brought on behalf of Electronic Data Systems Corporation (EDS). We obtained a dozen corporate governance provisions to deter future securities fraud and settled for $6 million in attorney's fees. , 2008
  • Represented plaintiffs in "In re UICI Securities Litigation." It settled for $6.5 million. , 2008
  • Represented plaintiffs in Sabre Holdings Shareholder and Derivative Litigation. Settled for $2.9 million. , 2007
  • Represented plaintiffs in Ryland Group Securities Litigation. Settled for $1.2 million. , 2007
  • Represented plaintiffs in Caremark Shareholder and Derivative Litigation.  Settled for $7.5 million., 2007
  • Represented plaintiffs in "In re Gravity Securities Litigation." Settled for $10 million. , 2007
  • Represented plaintiff in William Wetzel v. Thomas D. Karol, et al. Obtained restraining order enjoining $300 million transaction. Increased price for shareholders by $110 million. , 2007
  • Represented plaintiffs in Impac Mortgage Holdings Shareholder and Derivative Litigation. Settled for $300,000., 2006
  • Represented plaintiffs in "7-11 Shareholder and Derivative Litigation."  Settled for $1.5 million., 2006
  • Represented plaintiffs in "Broadwing ERISA Litigation."  Settled for $11 million. , 2006
  • Settled In re Hanover Securities Litigation for $84 million. Represented plaintiffs. , 2005
  • Represented plaintiffs in "In re Fleming Securities Litigation." Settled for $90 million. , 2005
  • Represented plaintiffs in "In re Dynegy, Inc. Securities Litigation," which settled for $498 million. This case was a massive securities fraud that occurred in the wake of Enron. Company went to Citigroup asking for the type of creative financing that Enron received. When the truth was revealed employees went to jail. , 2005
  • Represented plaintiffs in "In re TXU Securities Litigation," which settled for $145 million. , 2005

Representative Clients:

  • Alaska Electrical Pension Fund v. Flowserve Corp., et al., 572 F.3d 221, 5th Cir 2009
  • Sabre Holdings Shareholder and Derivative Litigation (Texas District Court)
  • HCA Shareholder and Derivative Litigation (Tennessee Chancery Court)
  • Northwestern Derivative Litigation (D.S.D.)
  • Petco Shareholder and Derivative Litigation (California District Court)
  • Gravity Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Derivative Litigation (New York Supreme Court)
  • DataTreasury v. Wells Fargo, et. al (E.D. Tex)
  • Apollo Group Derivative Litigation (D. Ariz.)
  • First Bancorp Derivative Litigation (D.P.R.)
  • Affiliated Computer Services Derivative Litigation (N.D. Tex.)
  • Broadwing ERISA Litigation (S.D. Ohio)
  • Cablevision Derivative Litigation (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Electronic Data Systems Derivative Litigation (E.D. Tex.)
  • TXU Securities Litigation (S.D. Tex.)
  • Dynegy Securities Litigation (S.D. Tex.)
  • Digital Music Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.)
  • Enron Securities Litigation (S.D. Tex.)
  • Alaska Electrical Pension Fund
  • Massachusetts Carpenter's Pension Fund
  • Alaska Electrical Laborer's Employees Union
  • Regents of the University of California

Educational Background:

  • Baylor University, B.B.A., With Distinction, 2000
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