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Peyton J. Healey


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Peyton is a Partner at Powers Taylor, LLP. He joined the firm in 2008 after working for a preeminent intellectual property litigation firm in Dallas, Texas.   A graduate of Baylor University School of Law and Baylor University, Peyton’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, complex business disputes, and appeals.  He has experience handling a wide range of cases related to commercial contracts and investor disputes.   Peyton has successfully represented clients before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the Dallas Court of Appeals.  Peyton is admitted to practice before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, all federal district courts throughout Texas, and the courts of the State of Texas. Peyton achieved the 22nd largest jury verdict of 2017 according to VerdictSearch, a $98,000,000 award against BBVA Compass Bank.


  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bank Fraud
  • Complex business disputes and appeals


  • J.D. (Baylor University, School of Law 2005)
  • B.A. (English and Religion, Baylor University 2001)


  • Listed in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service  – Rising Star Edition as a “Texas Rising Star,” 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Professional Affiliations: 

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association


  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • State Of Texas

Professional History:

  • Attorney at Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP 2005-2008

Representative Experience:

  • Co-lead counsel for plaintiff on bank fraud case resulting in $98 million verdict for client
  • Prosecuted patent infringement suits on behalf of a major pharmaceutical development company against infringing generic drug manufacturer
  • Obtained complete dismissal of computer hacking lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets and violations of antitrust laws
  • Represented a telecommunication company president and C.E.O. in bankruptcy adversary proceeding against multi-million dollar allegations of shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Prosecuted claims against a Fortune 500 company for breach of a joint development agreement and trade secret theft concerning misappropriation of global positioning technology
  • Represented a commercial developer against a plumbing subcontractor and fire suppression system designer in connection with fire sprinkler system failures and leaks, which caused millions in damage to retirement community
  • Represented owners of retail development and anchor tenant in connection with massive roof collapse due to negligence of roofing contractor and installation of defective roof membrane