Ethan M. Lange

Kansas City - Associate | 816-714-7174 (Direct) | lange@stuevesiegel.com

Ethan is known for his hard work ethic, and representing clients vigorously and ethically. His practice is concentrated in litigation, arbitration and other trial work which includes successful first chair federal jury trial experience, among his other achievements at trial.  In addition to his trial exposure, he has handled numerous hearings, depositions, mediations, and motions.  He is experienced at all stages of litigation and is equipped to meet his clients’ goals and objectives. 

Ethan earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Baylor Law School, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Baylor Law Review. He was the Number One Speaker in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Tournament and was selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers. After law school, Ethan was a law clerk for the Honorable Ed Kinkeade of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.  Before joining Stueve Siegel Hanson in 2015, Ethan practiced in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP.  He is recognized by his peers as a go-to litigator, and named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014 -2016.

  • EXPERIENCE
  • HONORS & AWARDS
  • EDUCATION
  • BAR ADMISSIONS
  • COMMUNITY

Cases

In January 2015, in Sayas v. Taherzadeh et al., Civil Action No. 1:13-cv-00215 (U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas), a confidential settlement was reached after the Southern District of Texas agreed with Ethan’s legal position regarding federal jurisdiction.  In that regard, Ethan successfully argued to the Court that jurisdiction was proper, even though there were numerous procedural and logistical hurdles for the Court to retain jurisdiction.

In November 2014, Ethan secured a $14,000 jury verdict and judgment, including actual and punitive damages, against a Dallas County Sherriff’s Department officer for assaulting Ethan’s client, who was incarcerated in a Dallas County jail at the time of the assault.  In addition to the trial victory, Ethan was awarded his costs and attorney fees.  Ethan’s client was thrilled about the result considering the near insurmountable hurdles for a felony inmate to prevail against a jail officer.

In September 2014, in R N D Productions, Inc. v. Andrew Seeley and Walt Disney Company, Civil Action No. 4:13-CV-001751 (U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas), after Ethan orally argued the motion to dismiss he drafted to the judge, he secured a favorable dismissal for his client, The Walt Disney Company.  Ethan’s client was very pleased with the result because it did not want to litigate the copyright and trademark lawsuit in Houston, Texas. 

In November 2013, Ethan successfully defended his client against claims of fraud and forgery.  Ethan’s diligence and careful review uncovered favorable facts that ultimately led to the Northern District of Texas agreeing with Ethan’s position in a motion for summary judgment and dismissing the lawsuit against his client.  Peterson v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Civil Action No. 4:11-cv-00404 (U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas).

In Schroeder v. Wildenthal et al., 515 Fed. Appx. 294, 2013 WL 703646 (5th Cir. Feb. 26, 2013), the plaintiff, a wealthy heir to his mother’s vast estate, alleged the Dallas Museum of Art (Ethan’s client) deprived him of an inheritance of nearly $400 Million of artwork and a $40 Million residence in France.  Despite the complexities of the case and the applicability of French law, Ethan argued in a motion to dismiss that the plaintiff’s case should be dismissed.  The Northern District of Texas agreed with Ethan’s position and found in favor of his client.  In February 2013, after oral argument, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the decision of the Northern District of Texas in favor of Ethan’s client.  Ultimately, the Dallas Museum of Art was pleased to retain the beautiful artwork.  The district court’s written decision can be found at Schroeder v. Wildenthal, 2011 WL 6029727 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 30, 2011).

In addition to the cases listed above, Ethan has secured numerous positive results for his clients, including  favorable resolutions and settlements. 

Publications

Co-Author, Debating Third-Party Policy Deadlines: Why Texas Should Equitably Toll an Insured’s Claim for Breach of the Duty to Defend, 61 BAYLOR L. REV. 610 (2009)

 

Kansas

Missouri

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas, 2008
J.D.

Honors: Magna cum Laude

Honors: Number One Speaker in the Dawson & Sodd Moot Court Tournament

Honors: Order of the Barristers

Baylor Law Review, Editor-in-Chief

 

University of Missouri, 2005

B.A., History

Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2014 & 2015

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers - Rising Star, 2016

 


Professional Organizations

American Inns of Court: Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn, Member

Dallas Bar Association, Member

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member

Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Member

State Bar of Texas, Member

Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member

 

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