Nisha P. Byers
900 Jackson, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75202
For over 20 years Nisha Byers has represented businesses and individuals in diverse fields, and provided professional advice and assistance with varied legal issues. She works closely with clients to understand their unique issues and goals, and strives to help them achieve their objectives in an efficient manner.
She has provided representation in litigation matters involving breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, product liability, shareholder oppression, trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duties, insurance coverage, employment matters, toxic tort claims, professional negligence, pharmaceutical claims, and medical device liability. She also provides advice and guidance on regulatory and statutory requirements affecting her clients. Her experience includes practice in state and federal courts, including analysis of claims, strategic planning, depositions, discovery (including electronically stored information), mediations, witness preparation, and trial.
Nisha is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, has served on various committees of the Dallas Bar Association, a Volunteer Attorney for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a member of the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas-Dallas/Ft. Worth, and involved in several other community and professional organizations. She also has given numerous presentations on a wide-range of legal topics. Ms. Byers has been recognized in the Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal from 2013-present.
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1995
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2005
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2015
J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1994
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1991
Order of the Coif
SMU Law Review Association 1992-1994
Managing Staff Editor 1993-1994
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
Texas Super Lawyers® list, Thomson Reuters Legal, 2013-2021
Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars®, Thomson Reuters Legal, 2008
State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Health Law Sections
Dallas Bar Association
Former Vice Chair and Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Law in the Schools & Community Committee
Vice Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Community Involvement Committee - 2017
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member
Volunteer Attorney for the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Dallas/Fort Worth - Board of Directors
NITA Deposition Skills Program Instructor-Southern Methodist University, 2012
Children's Choir of Greater Dallas - Host Committee for 2013 Gala
Co-Presenter, "Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic: Its Potential Impacts to Current & Future Health Risk Questions," Rimkus Webinar Series, June 15, 2021
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance and COVID-19, 27th Annual Insurance Symposium, October 29, 2020.
Author/Panelist, Emerging Risks in Insurance, Annual Meeting of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors Reinsurance Subcommittee, November 2013, Washington D.C.
Author/Panelist, Emerging Risks in Insurance, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, September 2013.
Expert Witnesses in Bad Faith and Coverage Litigation, Strafford Publications, 2013.
“Fracturing” of Legal Malpractice Claims, webinar sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2012.
Author/Panelist, Reinsurance Claims Update, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, September 2011.
Implications of the Dodd-Frank Act, webinar sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2010.
Author/panelist, Legal and Legislative Issues Affecting Reinsurance, Dallas Symposium of CPCU Society, 2010.
Expert Witnesses in Coverage Litigation, 18th Annual Insurance Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2010.
What Constitutes a Medical Record?, Medical Records Law in Texas, sponsored by Lorman Education Services, 2008, 2009.
Panel Moderator: Physician Versus Hospital & Physician Versus Partners, 8th Annual Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2008.
Recent Developments in Employment Law, Employment Law Symposium, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2007.
Panelist: Pre-Suit Investigation and Personnel Issues after a Bad Outcome: Coordinating the Right Hand with the Left Hand, 7th Annual Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2006.
Panel Moderator: Health Care and End of Life: Legal & Ethical Issues After Terry Schiavo, 6th Annual Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2005.
Defending Nurses in Litigation in Board Actions, 6th Annual Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2005.
Birth Injuries: Frequently Encountered Standard of Care Issues, 5th Annual Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2004.
Damages Under Chapter 41 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, 4th Annual Advanced Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2003.
4590i Expert Reports, 3rd Annual Advanced Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2002.
Defending the Brain Damaged Baby Case, 2nd Annual Advanced Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2001.
Peer Review Privileges, The Advanced Forum on Health Care Liability, sponsored by Cooper & Scully, 2000.
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