Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourteenth District, Houston
Y. GINA LISITSA AND LISITSA LAW CORPORATION, Appellants
FLORINA FLIT, Appellee
Petition for review filed by, 02/24/2014
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On Appeal from the 333rd District Court, Harris County, Texas. Trial Court Cause No. 2011-51599.
For Appellant: Nissa M. Dunn, Richard William Espey, SAN ANTONIO, TX.
For Appellee: Michael A. Pullara, HOUSTON, TX.
Panel consists of Chief Justice Frost and Justices Boyce and Jamison.
Martha Hill Jamison, Justice
In this dispute with a client over settlement proceeds, the trial court denied the special appearance of a California lawyer and her law firm, appellants Y. Gina Lisitsa and Lisitsa Law Corporation. In five issues, appellants complain that the trial court erred in denying the special appearance because it lacks specific jurisdiction over appellants. We reverse and remand for proceedings consistent with this opinion.
Lisitsa is a California resident and a partner of Lisitsa Law Corporation, a law firm in Los Angeles, California. Lisitsa represented appellee Florina Flit, then a California resident, in a landlord-tenant dispute in California. The case settled in 2006, and the proceeds were deposited into Lisitsa's client trust account. According to Flit, Lisitsa represented ...