Fears | Nachawati Law Firm
Fears | Nachawati is a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who take a unique approach to the practice of law. We focus on our clients’ needs and believe in being approachable, responsive, effective and trustworthy. Building successful relationships with our clients allows us to more effectively represent them and address their needs. Learn a little bit about our partners, attorneys and staff below. We look forward to working with you.
Majed Nachawati is a co-founding partner of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm. Majed began his legal career as a two year judicial law clerk with The Thirteenth Court of Appeals. His firm represents individuals and public entities throughout the nation in bad medical device and pharmaceutical cases, whistleblower cases, legal malpractice and barratry cases, antitrust matters and product defect cases. His firm is heavily involved in pharmaceutical and medical device litigation—holding current leadership positions on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Bard and Cook IVC Filter Litigation. His firm also represents multiple public and private entity clients in litigation arising from product defects. He is admitted to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as the Panel Chairman for The Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas, District 6, and was an appointed member for the past five years with his term ending in June 2019.
He serves as a Committee Member for The Dallas Bar Association’s (DBA) Legal Ethics Committee and Lawyer Referral Service Committee. Mr. Nachawati also serves as member of The Board of Directors of Public Justice, The Board of Directors for the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association. He is an appointed member of The William ‘Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court and is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arkansas and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. District Court of Colorado. Majed is an AAJ Leader’s Forum Member and remains a dedicated supporter of AAJ PAC. Majed lives in North Dallas with his wife, daughter and son. In their free time, they enjoy traveling and dedicating time to worthy causes.
As a partner at Fears | Nachawati, Matthew manages the firm’s Mass Tort, Public Client, Employment and Medical Malpractice sections. Matthew serves in leadership roles for several multi-district litigations. He currently serves on the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee for In re Cook IVC Filters Products Litigation MDL 2570 and on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee In re Bard IVC Filters Products Litigation MDL 2641. Matthew enjoys pursuing justice for his clients. His previous experience includes work as an in-house attorney for a large corporation. While working as an in-house attorney Matthew gained valuable insight on how corporations deal with claims from individuals. He uses this knowledge to help individuals who, through no fault of their own, have been wrongfully injured or terminated. Matthew attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in International Studies. After college, Matthew earned his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, and has been admitted to the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas Federal Court and to the Southern District of the Indiana Federal Court. Matthew is fluent in Spanish. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Matthew also enjoys providing volunteer service in the community and in his church.
Ann is a veteran litigator with extensive experience in complex and multidistrict litigation (MDL), consumer protection, class-actions, pharmaceutical litigation, environmental law, and toxic torts. Her practice focuses on appellate advocacy and briefing in complex litigation. A licensed attorney for more than 25 years, Ann has won arguments before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Mississippi Supreme Court sitting En Banc, the Dallas 5th Court of Appeals, and state and federal trial courts across the country. Whether the case deals with toxic torts, pharmaceuticals, personal injury, or appeals, Ann has the ability to dig directly into the facts surrounding a case and build an original, compelling argument in support of her client’s position. She believes that, when fighting for clients, she has an obligation to keep digging and leave no stone unturned. That same drive and dedication resulted in Ann graduating first in her class from Loyola University School of Law. Outside the courtroom, she co-hosts a book club, is a part-time theater critic, and spends time with her husband and two daughters.
With a background as an appellate and legal briefing attorney, Misty plays a key role in Fears Nachawati’s pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. She also plays a part in the firm’s public client litigation, which assists government entities recover costs associated with the opioid epidemic and environmental contamination. She worked as part of the trial team handling legal issues for a bellwether trial in the Cook IVC Filter MDL, which won the first device defect verdict against an IVC filter manufacturer. In 2006, Misty was part of the team that was named Trial Lawyers of the Year by Public Justice for their work on behalf of a community whose water supply was contaminated with TCE. In addition, Ms. Farris handles appellate matters for attorneys outside the firm on a wide variety of issues. Misty has always been devoted to helping people, and before becoming an attorney she worked as a teacher and later at a home for the developmentally and physically disabled. For her, the law and its ability to right wrongs and improve lives is a natural extension of that service. With extensive training and years of experience in research and writing, Misty has considerable skill arguing before judges, and she has seen firsthand the difference that it can make in a person’s life when they have an advocate who stands up in the courtroom and argues her case eloquently and knowledgably. Misty received her BA from the University of Houston and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law. In her spare time, Misty enjoys reading, whether it’s the Harry Potter series, The Bell Jar, or the latest nonfiction release. The mother of two teenage daughters, Misty also spends her fair share of time at Friday night football games.
Patrick is an accomplished personal injury and products liability attorney. What sets Patrick apart is that before practicing law, he spent several years as a professor of law. While teaching at Washington & Lee University, Arizona State University, and the University of Oklahoma, Patrick also published extensively on mass torts. Since entering practice, Patrick has obtained a number of significant victories for his clients, including a $15.4 million wrongful death judgment and a precedent-setting decision in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.