Houston Domestic Torts Law Firm

John F. Nichols Sr. of Nichols Law believes in helping families who have suffered from a terrible injustice. Our highly skilled and experienced legal team works hard to get our clients compensated for the expenses and pain they have endured from tortious action. John Nichols Sr. has many years of experience in tort-jury trial litigation with jury damage verdicts in the millions for invasion of privacy, interception of communications (including wiretapping), kidnapping, breach of fiduciary duties and fraud.

Domestic torts include claims for:

  • Abuse of process
  • Physical and nonphysical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Marital rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Battered spouse syndrome
  • False arrest
  • Fraudulent inducement
  • Negligence
  • Tortious interference with existing contract
  • Tortious interference with prospective business relations
  • Fraud on the community
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Intentional spoliation of evidence
  • False imprisonment
  • Stalking
  • Civil theft
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress
  • Intentional or negligent transmission of venereal disease
  • Invasion of privacy — intrusion on seclusion and solitude
  • Invasion of privacy — public disclosure of private facts
  • Defamation — slander
  • Interception of wire, aural and electronic communications
  • Breach of computer security
  • Online impersonation
  • Unlawful use of a criminal instrument
  • Unlawful use of a pen register or trap and trace device
  • Unlawful access to stored communications
  • Illegal divulgence of public communications
  • Unlawful installation of a tracking device
  • Conversion
  • Economic duress
  • Forgery
  • Fraudulent transfers of community property
  • Accounting
  • Actual fraud on the person and property
  • Breach of fiduciary duty under the trust fund doctrine
  • Breach of fiduciary relationship — business and personal
  • Constructive fraud on the person and property
  • Fraudulent use and possession of identifying information
  • Misapplication of fiduciary property
  • Breach of contract, and money had and received
  • Rescission
  • Promissory stopple
  • Suit on sworn account
  • Tortious interference with existing contract
  • Tortious interference with prospective contract
  • Deceptive Trade Practices Act claim
  • Negligence
  • Negligent misrepresentation
  • Breach of implied warranty of merchantability
  • Breach of implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose
  • Usurpation of community opportunity
  • Usurpation of corporate opportunity
  • Waste of assets
  • Alter ego — corporations
  • Joint venture/partnership
  • Alter ego — trust
  • Civil conspiracy
  • Wrongful interference with an existing contract
  • Tortious interference with prospective or business relations
  • Oral gift of land
  • Stopple
  • Premises liability
  • Trespass to chattels/repletion
  • Agency
  • Bailment
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Malicious prosecution
  • Abuse of CPS process
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress through parental alienation
  • Intentional infliction of emotional distress through brainwashing
  • Interference with possessory interest in child
  • Actual and exemplary damages

Many of these cases are tried to juries and have resulted in large verdicts for the victims of these torts. These cases are usually tried with a divorce case. Be sure to contact an experienced Houston family law attorney at Nichols Law to request a consultation and receive more information regarding your concerns.