Dominique Boykins believes in pairing legal acumen and common sense to reach the best solution for her clients. With each case, she utilizes this approach to determine what course of action is most efficient and economically feasible for the client, while keeping in mind the overall business impact of those actions. Her experience working with plaintiffs has provided insight used to effectively resolve cases both prior to, and during trial. Her practice focuses predominantly on labor and employment, premises liability, shareholder disputes, contract claims, general insurance defense matters, and automobile dealership representation. Dominique has tried over 20 trials to verdict.
Dominique attended the Paul M. Hebert Law Center where she was an Executive Board Member of the school’s Trial Advocacy program. She has studied Comparative Law while abroad in Lyon, France at the Université Jean Moulin- Lyon III. In 2014, Dominique competed in and was awarded the Ira S. Flory Mock Trial championship. As a student, she attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) advanced program, and apprenticeship programs where she obtained specifically tailored training from two sitting federal judges on effectively representing clients’ interests within their respective courts. Her experience as a judicial extern for Judge Trudy White of the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge has also provided her with insight into the state district courts both in Texas and Louisiana.
- Obtained favorable Appellate decision dismissing claims of discrimination and retaliation against Charter School based on governmental immunity.
- Obtained jurisdictional dismissal on behalf of out of state defendant in three separate multi-million dollar lawsuits.
- Obtained complete dismissal of claims against corporate defendant following a bench trial in negligence suit.
- Obtained settlement on behalf of corporate defendant for less than 3% of Plaintiff’s total demand.
- Secured judgments for residential property clients in forcible detainer hearings throughout Harris, Fort Bend, and Brazoria county.
- Obtained favorable mediation settlement for plaintiff employee for Title VII discrimination against a multinational technology company.
- Successfully represented corporate client before the EEOC, resulting in complete dismissal of Claimant’s discrimination and retaliation Charge.
- Obtained favorable global settlement of less than 5% of Plaintiffs’ demand against insured for alleged negligent operation of commercial vehicle.
- Successfully negotiated favorable settlement in federal court after trial judge granted Defendant’s motion to compel production of plaintiff’s billing records with private health insurance reductions/adjustments, challenging Plaintiff’s excessive medical bills.
- Obtained favorable settlement of less than 10% of Plaintiff’s total demand in federal lawsuit for breach of contract, entitlement to sales commissions, quantum meruit, and age discrimination.
Associations and Memberships:
- Houston Bar Association
- Junior League of Houston
- Defense Research Institute —DRI
- Securities, Litigation & Arbitration—Houston Bar Association
- LSU, Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D./DCL)
- University of West Florida (B.S.B.A)
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- Author, In Re Allstate Indemnity Company and 18.001 Counteraffidavits A Procedural Tool Meant to Streamline Not Steamroll, 84 Tex. B.J. 894 (2021)