George A. (Tony) Mallers

Firm: Cowles & Thompson
Location: Plano - TX

  • Preston Park Financial Center
    4965 Preston Park Blvd, Suite 320
    Plano, TX 75093
  • Tel : 214.672.2133
  • Fax : 214.672.2333

George A. (Tony) Mallers is a Shareholder in the Plano office of Cowles & Thompson and he is the Firm’s Section Head of the Construction Practice Group and the Family Law Practice Group.  His practice is based primarily in the areas of family law, civil litigation, and corporate and real estate transactions and closings. For the past 27 years, Tony has represented individuals and companies in a wide variety of complex cases, including divorce, child custody, property division, child support, post-divorce modification and enforcement, business litigation, probate disputes and litigation, and landlord-tenant cases. His broad based civil practice has included representation from both the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s side of the docket. Tony routinely handles matters throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area, including Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Kaufman Counties.

Business/Commercial Litigation

  • Lead counsel in ongoing state court litigation against a commercial landlord in a wrongful eviction suit where our client, a national fast-food franchisee, was wrongfully evicted for an alleged non-monetary breach of lease.
  • On-going defense of a health club chain client against a $500,000 claim for overtime wages made by former employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  We are opposing an attempt by Plaintiff to obtain class certification.
  • Defended client in Dallas federal court litigation arising from a dispute over possession of a cell phone tower, including claims of successor liability to the previous owner of the towers.  The matter involved expenses of $750,000, and our client was ultimately dismissed from the case by the plaintiff.
  • Filed suit against a defaulting tenant under a commercial lease in Austin, Texas.  The tenant abandoned premises without excuse and the property owner sued for damages valued at $750,000.  The matter settled June 2017.
  • Prosecuted and defended separate covenant-not-to-compete claims:  one claim by our client, a regional flooring service company, was made against a former employee, while the other claim is against our client for hiring an employee who was covered by a non-compete from a prior employer.  Both matters were settled March 2017.
  • Tony Mallers filed a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss in the United States Bankruptcy Court seeking dismissal of RICO claims against his clients in a multi-party adversary proceeding.  The court granted the motion dismissing those claims.  June 2010
  • Tony Mallers as lead counsel negotiated a dismissal of federal RICO and state law fraud claims against his client in the United States District Court in Austin, Texas after filing Motions to Dismiss with the Court.  November 2009
  • After a 3 day non-jury trial in Tarrant County, Texas, a trial team led by Tony Mallers obtained a Judgment for 195,000.00 for their client, an unpaid general contractor which had performed substantial tenant finish out work.  The Court ordered foreclosure of the contractor’s mechanic’s lien.  2009
  • Tony Mallers as lead counsel successfully obtained a court order removing a mechanic’s lien wrongfully filed against a construction project in the District Court of Denton County, Texas.  2009
  • After a one day non-jury trial in Dallas County, Texas, Tony Mallers as lead counsel obtained a Judgment for $119,000.00 on behalf of his client, an unpaid flooring supplier, against the management company of an apartment complex, overcoming the argument that the management company was merely an agent for a disclosed  principal.  The Judgment was collected.  2009
  • Tony Mallers as lead counsel obtained a final summary judgment in Travis County, Texas dismissing all claims against his client, a shopping center developer from Round Rock, Texas, in a suit brought by a materials supplier against the developer and the general contractor on the project.  2008
  • A general contractor represented by Tony Mallers obtained a settlement of its breach of warranty claims against a nationally known paint manufacturer and its local distributor for an amount exceeding $110,000.00 arising from improper catalyzation of a staining product used on wooden cabinets inside the residence.  2008
  • Homeowners in Plano, Texas represented by Tony Mallers as lead counsel settled breach of warranty claims against a nationally known water heater manufacturer for $1.15 million after the water heater ruptured and flooded the house.  2005
  • Tony Mallers successfully brought a Texas Lemon Law Claim against BMW North America on behalf of his client resulting in a brand new vehicle to replace the defective vehicle.  2005

Cowles & Thompson

For 40 years, Cowles & Thompson has been offering our clients legal representation across a broad spectrum of specialties. We have always worked as hard as we could and will continue to do so with the singular purpose of achieving our clients’ goals. Our core commitment in achieving those goals — our philosophy, if you will — is to do so with the utmost of professionalism. To us, professionalism means character, competence, commitment and courtesy — to our clients, to our employees, to our opposition, to our judges and to our community.