Louis B. (“Brady”) Paddock is a trial lawyer in the Texarkana, Texas office. He began practicing law in 1993 and has worked with and for Nix Patterson in numerous capacities since 1998. Brady was a partner at Patton, Tidwell, Sandefur & Paddock before formally joining the firm as an associate in 1999. In 2006, Brady became a partner in the firm and practiced in that capacity until 2014. He now serves as Of Counsel to the firm. Brady has obtained numerous favorable jury verdicts and judgments for clients in a wide variety of cases such as age and race discrimination, nursing home neglect, wrongful death, deceptive trade practices, defective products, personal injuries, fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Brady has also collaborated with many other attorneys, including co-counsel, to obtain large monetary settlements for clients not only in individual cases, but also in larger, more complex cases asserting claims for patent infringement, violations of the federal False Claims Act, insurance fraud, and violations of the federal oil pollution act. Brady teamed with Steve Slater of Slater & Matsil in Dallas, Texas to successfully prosecute and settle multiple patents infringement cases in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He has worked with attorneys from the Kellogg Huber firm in Washington DC for over seven years to obtain substantial settlements from major oil & gas companies in a federal False Claims Act case alleging underpayment of oil and gas royalties to the United States Government. Brady was also part of a team of lawyers led by Nix Patterson partner Michael Angelovich that prosecuted multiple nationwide class action cases against major US insurance companies for fraudulent underpayment of claims throughout the United States. Brady (along with Cary Patterson) served as Nix Patterson’s lead lawyers in representing the State of Florida and numerous other local governments and businesses throughout the Gulf Coast region in asserting claims against British Petroleum arising from the Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.
Brady recently served as local counsel for Teva Pharmaceauticals USA, Inc. in Hatch Waxman litigation brought by Allergan, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Allergan alleged that Teva, a generic drug manufacturer, would infringe the crown jewel of Allergan’s patent portfolio–its Restasis patents–by bringing generic Restasis to market. After a week long bench trial, Judge William C. Bryson, serving as District Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, invalidated the Restasis patents in written findings spanning approximately 134 pages. The Court’s ruling, which is now on appeal, paves the way for generic versions of Restasis to enter the dry eye medication market.