Addison E. Fontein Associate

Addison’s practice focuses on financial services, energy and complex commercial litigation. Addison represents corporations and national financial institutions in a wide variety of high-stakes litigation in both state and federal court.

Addison is passionate about pro bono work and using her legal skills to serve the community, as demonstrated by her involvement in various community and charitable events in the Dallas community, and in Texas at large. 

Addison graduated from the Villanova University School of Law where she was selected for and served as the Chairman of the Moot Court Board and competed in numerous, prestigious competitions across the country. In addition, Addison worked as a legal extern for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.

Prior to law school, Addison worked in the insurance industry at a Fortune 100 Company, and is knowledgeable about risk management and resolving coverage issues. 


Defeated motion for temporary restraining order brought by defendant in advertising and defamation suit.

Secured directed verdict at trial for mortgage servicer against real estate investment scheme.

Represented non-profit charitable organization in resolving contentious non-compete matter.

Obtained summary judgment for strategic business and taxation planning entity in complicated breach of contract matter.

Advised clients on complex legal issues involving various commercial transactions.

  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, 2018
  • Southern Methodist University, BA, Political Science, 2014

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers

Member, Dallas Young Lawyer’s Association

Founding Member, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Trolley Young Professionals Group

  • Speaker, Legal Issues and Trends in Mortgage Origination and Servicing, March 2022
  • Speaker, "Proving a Real Signature in a Surreal World: Notarization Concerns in a Pandemic," Private Wealth Services Virtual Seminar Series, September 16, 2020
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Chairman, Moot Court Board, Villanova University School of Law, 2017-2018

Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2022 — Recognized for making outstanding contributions to the delivery of legal services to low-income Texans

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