Anthony (“Tony”) Waddell currently represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters at Resnick & Louis, P.C., including automobile insurance defense, construction defect, employment law, and complex commercial litigation. Over the course of nineteen years, Tony accumulated extensive civil litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Texas appearing for bench trials and hearings in numerous counties throughout the state. By way of example, Tony has personally appeared before courts from Beaumont to Muleshoe, Texas, as well as El Paso to Edinburg and points in between. In addition to motion practice and copious depositions, Tony has briefed several appellate matters to the Courts of Appeal in Texas, and he has presented oral argument to the Dallas Court of Appeals which resulted in a successful outcome for the client.
Tony has extensive experience representing employers of all sizes in workplace law matters, including advising clients on how to comply with California’s complex employment laws. Tony has aided businesses with protecting their interests when dealing with employees, customers and/or clients, in contracts or in competition with other businesses, and governmental agencies. His goal is to assist clients avoid costly mistakes or oversight and protect them from liability. Additionally, currently handles employment class-actions involving wage and hour disputes, as well as defense of meal and rest break periods, overtime, minimum wage, discrimination and harassment claims.
After spending several years in Corpus Christi, Texas practicing personal injury litigation with a practice area that included all of South Texas, Tony returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tony obtained invaluable litigation and jury trial experience during this time that provided unique insights into the preparation and development of trial strategy and presentation to a jury. In November 2021, Tony obtained a full defense verdict during a jury trial for his client on directed verdict after two-and-a-half days of Plaintiffs’ testimony.
In 2008, Tony sat for the California bar exam during an earthquake and actively maintains a current docket in California.
Tony is an avid reader of all genres of books and audiobooks with interests ranging from presidential biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant, to the writings of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, to Pulitzer Prize winning novels including The Goldfinch, All the Light We Cannot See, and Lonesome Dove. His non-legal passion is baseball and the redemption of his hometown Astros. Tony follows his local AA teams to scout player development and to be closer to the action.