Tabor Dorsey has practiced law in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 15 years. During his years of experience practicing in law firms, Tabor developed a focus on litigation. He established The Dorsey Law Firm, PLLC to provide highly-personalized legal services to clients in an atmosphere free of the constraints that accompany practicing in a multi-lawyer firm.
While Tabor concentrates his practice on several types of litigation, he is a generalist who takes great pride in helping his clients with any type of problem they bring to him. His clients value his personable, easy-going manner and his dedication to resolving matters quickly and efficiently. His approach and commitment ensure that each client feels as though Tabor's sole focus is on the client's specific matter until all issues are resolved.
Tabor concentrates his practice primarily on consumer and commercial litigation of every type. His clients include small- and medium-size businesses as well as individuals. He represents clients in both initiating and defending against claims. His substantial experience representing plaintiffs and defendants and familiarity with the strategies and tactics on both sides significantly benefits his clients.
Many of Tabor's cases in business and commercial litigation involve claims relating to breach of contract. Matters arise in a wide range of different contexts. They can involve real estate or equipment, performance issues, leases or service contracts, business torts, and more. Protecting a business and its assets in claims relating to unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and non-compete agreements also is an important part of Tabor's business litigation practice.
For individual consumers, Tabor assists with many different types of problems, including claims under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). Individual clients often turn to Tabor for situations involving breach of contract in a wide variety of circumstances. Landlord / tenant problems, construction disputes, and non-performance or deficient performance of product and service contracts are just some of the kinds of matters that Tabor handles for individual clients.
Regardless of what type of claim or litigation arises, Tabor always focuses on finding the best solution for his client. While he is always prepared to go to court and litigate if that becomes necessary, Tabor knows that sometimes the most favorable outcome involves discussion, negotiation, and settlement with the opposing party. His experience extends well beyond the courtroom and includes proven strategies for finding positive resolutions without the expense of litigation.
Tabor's practice also includes criminal defense work, an area he developed to assist clients who encounter law enforcement issues but are totally unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. His goal is to aggressively represent clients in criminal cases and seek a resolution that does not have long-term implications for the client. DWI and DUI are just two types of cases that he handles.
A special focus in Tabor's criminal defense practice involves assisting clients in securing expunction and nondisclosure of criminal records. The rules in that regard have become extremely complex on account of recent changes in the law. Tabor takes pride in the fact that he has successfully obtained both expunctions and nondisclosure orders for clients under the complex rules.
In his estate planning practice, Tabor drafts wills and trusts for his clients. He also ensures that clients have in place the necessary documents to provide for their personal care and for management of their finances in the event of future incapacity. Tabor's goal is to make certain that clients' wishes and intentions for their families and themselves are fully implemented and legally protected.
Like his legal practice, Tabor's interests beyond law have always been multi-faceted and sharply-focused. He graduated with honors from Duke University School of Law and was involved with student government, a law journal, and wrote a biweekly humor column for Duke's student newspaper. In his college education in the Honors Program at Baylor University, he graduated magna cum laude, achieving a triple major in sociology, economics, and business administration. Today, he maintains his interest in all those areas, as well as civil rights and social action, politics, and arts and culture.
When Tabor isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his two children. He lives in Far North Dallas with his dog Ozy and an ever-changing and evolving collection of fish.